Homosexuality as cultural battleground in the Middle East: culture and postcolonial international theory

  title={Homosexuality as cultural battleground in the Middle East: culture and postcolonial international theory},
  author={Katerina Dalacoura},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={1290 - 1306}
The culture wars over homosexuality in the Middle East are studied here in the context of the theoretical debate on culture in International Relations and, more specifically, through a critical examination of postcolonial international theory. The paper argues that, although postcolonialism can offer a useful framework, it also has, in its poststructuralist variants, significant limitations in addressing the controversial issues surrounding homosexuality as cultural battleground in the Middle… 
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