Queering International Law [electronic resource] : Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks.

Otto, Dianne.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
1 online resource (305 pages).
Routledge research in international law
Routledge Research in International Law

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Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Human rights.
Homosexuality -- Law and legislation.
Gender identity -- Law and legislation.
International law.
Sex and law.
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"This ground-breaking collection reflects the growing momentum of interest in the international legal community in meshing the insights of queer legal theory with those critical theories that have a much longer genealogy - notably postcolonial and feminist analyses. Beyond the push in the human rights field to ensure respect for the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, queer legal theory provides a means to examine the structural assumptions and conceptual architecture that underpin the normative framework and operation of international law, highlighting bias and blind spots and offering fresh perspectives and practical innovations. The contributors to the book use queer legal theory to critically analyse the basic tenets and operations of international law, with many surprising, thought-provoking and instructive results. The volume will be of interest to many scholars, students and researchers in international law, international relations, cultural studies, gender studies, queer studies and postcolonial studies."--Provided by publisher.
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Embracing queer curiosity; Part I Complicities: Sexuality, coloniality and governance; 1 A tale of two atonements; 2 'Dangerous desires': Illegality, sexuality and the global governance of artisanal mining; 3 The anatomy of neoliberal Internet governance: A queer critical political economy perspective; Part II Possibilities: Rethinking violence, war and law; 4 International law as violence: Competing absences of the other;
5 The maintenance of international peace and security heteronormativity6 In spite: Testifying to sexual and gender-based violence during the Khmer Rouge period; Part III Alliances: Making queer lives matter; 7 The (im)possibility of queering international human rights law; 8 Homoglobalism: The emergence of global gay governance; 9 Governing (trans)parenthood: The tenacious hold of biological connection and heterosexuality; Part IV Risks: Troubling statehood, sovereignty and its borders; 10 Queer border crossers: Pragmatic complicities, indiscretions and subversions;
11 Queering international law's stories of origin: Hospitality and homophobia12 Resisting the heteronormative imaginary of the nation-state: Rethinking kinship and border protection; Bibliography; Index.
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