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Conclusion: A Global Sexual Politics?

in Global Sex

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780226016061
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226016047 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226016047.003.0010
Conclusion: A Global Sexual Politics?

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Suggestions the sexual is political can be found in a range of nineteenth-century philosophical writings, but became central for a number of twentieth-century thinkers. In a globalizing world there is a need to rethink these connections, both practically and theoretically. A sexual politics for this century will need to draw on various theories of sexuality but also on recent developments in the study of international relations, and conceptualizations of both the state and the global. A political economy of sexuality is urgently needed, one which recognizes the interrelationship of political, economic, and cultural structures, and avoids the tendency to see sexuality as private and the political and economic as public. Such a political economy, as the term suggests, is more concerned with material conditions and political action than it is with theories of discourse and representation.

Keywords: sexual politics; globalization; sexuality; international relations; political economy; material condition

Chapter.  3417 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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