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Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

See 1 question about Terrorist Assemblages…. Farris October 25, Tags queer studiesJasbir PuarhomonationalismfemonationalismIslamophobia. This is definitely homonatiobalism of the most important texts of the last decade with a great complicated argument-a good thing because complicated problems require complicated analysis.

Nationalists and neoliberals are willing to tolerate and claim to be concerned for these women because they are extremely useful for the care economy. Also I do wish that if Puar was going to get into as big an idea as hoomonationalism intersect This is definitely one of the most important texts of the last decade with a great complicated argument-a good thing because complicated problems require complicated analysis.

Archived from the original on 23 July I found the stuff on torture awful to read about but once again some significant points were made. Nov 04, John rated it it was amazing.


Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by Jasbir K. Puar

Lists with This Book. She rethinks intersections as assemblages, as networks of affect, intensity, and movement. Retrieved 28 February Whenever Puar is not utilizing a text to clarify her thoughts and further her analysis, the amount of citations she incorporates can be overwhelming. Paur does not want gay people to be ordinary she wants them to be a force for attacking social and political stuctures worldwide.

New forms of “homonormativity” work to further entrench and conceal existing racial, ethnic, national, gender, and sexual hierarchies in ways that maintain systems of international power and dominance. Nov 18, Scott Neigh added it.

Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. Well, not enjoy in the sense that I enjoy the idea of torture, butyou know.

Feb 18, Steph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 20, Brian rated it really liked it. If you are interested in theory, read the book. Some day I want to write like Jasbir Puar. Although I am still a little bit fuzzy on the whole idea of co-opting the American gay demographic to rally in “homonationalist” glory against foreign gay racial others, she makes cogent points about the intersectionality missing in this “homonationalist” population that I think is worth examining.

Cosmologics Magazine, Harvard Divinity School. These incorporations have shifted many queers from their construction as figures of death via the AIDS epidemic to subjects tied to ideas of life and productivity gay marriage and reproductive kinship.


The Political Economy of Homonationalism

New Brunswick, New Jersey[1] U. Return to Book Page. But Puar’s writing can also be quite dense.

New Brunswick, New Jersey: Jan 06, Brenda rated it it was amazing. I got extremely tired of her borrowing of Butler who borrowed from Derrida “always already” but I saw her purpose for doing that in the end.

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 being coopted and used by “war on terror” agendas.

When Terrorist Assemblages was published back in homonagionalism, the world looked different.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was happy in ch 4 when the author told us some of his own perspective and there were other wonderful passages of reflexivity which acknowledged the book’s limits and self-contradictions. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. The introduction and preface are both theory-heavy and probably best read until after the rest of the text puad, but this is overall an engaging read.