Tracing the Threads: Queer IR and Human Rights

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    Abstract

    International politics understood as a fabric of the world is shot through with queer threads. Relatively few IR theorists look for and recognise these threads; fewer still explicate the forms and patterns such threads constitute, or discuss their varied significance and meanings. These threads are not somehow marginal to the fabric of international politics – like ornamental figures in out of the way corners. Rather, they pattern the day to day matters of the discipline. A project in which I am presently involved (and from which this post is derived) seeks to show that when we are willing to trace these threads, a whole set of new understandings opens out before us (Picq & Thiel, 2015).
    Original languageEnglish
    Media of outputE-IR Website
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Human rights
    • Queer human rights
    • Queer IR
    • Queer Theory

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