Thinking about Queer Wars: ‘international polarization’ and beyond

  title={Thinking about Queer Wars: ‘international polarization’ and beyond},
  author={Cynthia Weber},
  journal={Australian Journal of International Affairs},
  pages={231 - 235}
  • Cynthia Weber
  • Published 21 February 2017
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
Dennis Altman and Jonathan Symons’ book Queer Wars is a useful point of departure for thinking about sexual orientation and gender identity issues in contemporary international politics. It is motivated by two important empirical questions: ‘Why, as homosexuality has becomemore visible globally, have reactions to sexual and gender diversity become so polarized?’ and ‘What is to be done?’ (Altman and Symons 2016, 3–4). At the heart of these questions is an ethical and practical concern to combat… Expand
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