Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next wave)

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next wave)

Jasbir K. Puar


In this pathbreaking paintings, Jasbir okay. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, kingdom, classification, and ethnicity are realigning relating to modern forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism. She examines how liberal politics include sure queer matters into the fold of the countryside, via advancements together with the felony popularity inherent within the overturning of anti-sodomy legislation and the proliferation of extra mainstream illustration. those incorporations have shifted many queers from their building as figures of demise (via the AIDS epidemic) to topics tied to principles of lifestyles and productiveness (gay marriage and reproductive kinship). Puar contends, despite the fact that, that this tenuous inclusion of a few queer matters will depend on the construction of populations of Orientalized terrorist our bodies. Heteronormative ideologies that the U.S. countryside has lengthy trusted at the moment are followed by way of homonormative ideologies that copy slim racial, classification, gender, and nationwide beliefs. those “homonationalisms” are deployed to tell apart upright “properly hetero,” and now “properly homo,” U.S. patriots from perversely sexualized and racialized terrorist look-a-likes—especially Sikhs, Muslims, and Arabs—who are cordoned off for detention and deportation.

Puar combines transnational feminist and queer thought, Foucauldian biopolitics, Deleuzian philosophy, and technoscience feedback, and attracts from a rare variety of assets, together with governmental texts, criminal judgements, movies, tv, ethnographic facts, queer media, and activist organizing fabrics and manifestos. quite a few cultural occasions and phenomena, she highlights not easy hyperlinks among terrorism and sexuality: in feminist and queer responses to the Abu Ghraib pictures, within the triumphal responses to the ideally suited Court’s Lawrence determination repealing anti-sodomy legislation, within the measures Sikh americans and South Asian diasporic queers take to prevent being profiled as terrorists, and in what Puar argues is a turning out to be Islamophobia inside of worldwide queer organizing.

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