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date: 10 July 2020

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This article focuses on the concepts of heteronormativity and sexuality. It first discusses the recent attention given to sexuality by scholars of gender and politics along with the contributions feminist scholars have made to introduce or rethink both heteronormativity and sexuality. The article then studies four basic areas of inquiry into the relationship of sexuality to gender and politics, including the heteronormative dimensions of regional and global political institutions and policies. It also examines the historical trends in scholarship and the important modern debates that help shape the intersecting and interdisciplinary fields of sexuality, gender, and politics.

Keywords: heteronormativity, sexuality, areas of inquiry, heteronormative dimensions, historical trends, modern debates, gender and politics

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