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One of the better texts I’ve seen to methodologically use interdisciplinarity Is the actual book as impossible to read as the blurb? Sign-in or register now to continue. Disability Requests Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Is the possibility for gays and lesbians to become political leaders of homophobic, racist parties also linked to shifts in the imageries concerning masculinity and femininity brought about by the collapse of Fordism?

Combining theory, metaphor and oodles of concrete examples, Puar shows how certain groups of people are able to assimilate, how others use that selective assimilation as an excuse to consider themselves exceptional, and how the world of torture, terrorism, and its reflection in popular culture and academia sometimes act in tandem to oppress or erase unacceptable populations.

If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. Thus one could argue that jassbir desires, and their redirection, are foundational to the project of nationalism, as is the strict policing of the homo-hetero binary, and nations are heteronormative because of, rather than despite, homosexuality.

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Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism. Jun 04, Lukas Hall rated it liked it Shelves: Sikh, Hindu, and Muslim religious fashion are a useful field of inquiry within fashion studies.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. United States exceptionalism and homonationalism are mutually constitutive, blending discourses of American Manifest Destiny, racist foreign policy, and an urge to document the unknown embodied in the terrorist and conquer it through queering its identity, hence rendering it manageable and knowable.

Yet this author isn’t content to demonstrate how a concept from Deleuze is demonstrated by her example, she vibrantly puts these concepts to work in a passionate attempt to critically examine queer politics and find out exactly how it is bei In my search for books to use as the focus of my MFA project, this is definitely one of the best books I’ve come across.

For these and many other reasons, Terrorist Assemblages is bound to become a mainstay in graduate courses across a range of disciplines, and will certainly be cited as a key text in scholarship that examines how discourses surrounding sexuality are mobilized in the service of war, nation-building, and imperialism. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.

The Political Economy of Homonationalism – Social Text

In doing so, she homonaitonalism those of us engaged in human rights theory and advocacy for sexual minorities to a serious consideration of hompnationalism it is that enables such advocacy to be effective in the first instance, and what the effectiveness of such campaigns means for the re-positioning of LGBT subjects in mainstream political economies.

Indeed, one simply has to turn on the news to see tens of thousands of Palestinians r See 1 homonwtionalism about Terrorist Assemblages…. They are, in other words, socially reproductive. Paur’s “Terrorist Assemblages” is an example of theory allowed to substitute for concrete analysis.


Homonationalism in Queer Timespublished in Octoberdescribes connections between contemporary ” gay rights ” discourse, the integration of gay people into consumerismthe ascendance of ” whiteness “, and Western imperialism and the war on terrorism. Paragraphs guys are golden. Some day I want to write like Jasbir Puar.

Want to Read saving…. This book is rocking my world! As groupings and political action by communities of identity are questioned, she opens up a space for creative reimagining of communities or networks. Performing Transgender Rage” Rage.

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When Puar identifies the political economic logic of homonationalism in the neoliberal reconfiguration of gay spaces as consumption niches something we find also in the work of Sirma JasbifI believe she is highlighting something profoundly important about the economic conditions of possibility for homonationalism.

Homonationalizm focus is on terrorist corporealities in opposition to “normative patriot bodies”, and she argues that “discourses of counterterrorism are intrinsically gendered, raced, sexualized, and nationalized”. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: The book absorbs a surprising amount of intellectual, political, and emotional labour.

Feb 22, L rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found the chapters much easier to get into and it was only through reading the entire book that the conclusion or her title really makes sense.

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