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Also with the sort of xenophobic, racist and generally orientalist ideas floating around as “common sense” at the moment.

The chapters offer a series of bold and creative readings that aim to rewrite emergent orthodoxies within both critical and not so critical discourses on the ‘war on terror. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you are requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright. HOWEVER and this is a big howeverI will say that although Puar makes an excellent case against the construction of and deployment of torture on alleged terrorist bodies, I did go into the book hoping she would balance the burden of America’s flaws with the legitimacy of the presence of a terrorist threat.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I have always been intrigued by how Puar tries to make sense of homonationalism as a symptom of more general realignments involving the state and capitalism in particular. She rethinks intersections himonationalism assemblages, as networks of affect, intensity, and movement.



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As a concept and tool of biopolitical management, homonationalism is here to stay. Demands for same-sex marriage and adoption were met in many countries. Puar’s analysis of the atrocities of Abu Ghraib are searing and unflinching, and I honestly could n Really enjoyed this.

If you are interested in theory, read the book. In “Queer Times, Queer Assemblages”, published inPuar analyzes the War on Terror as an assemblage of racismnationalismpatriotismand terrorismsuggesting puae it is “already profoundly queer “.

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Homonationalism in Queer Times is a powerful, energetic, and highly insightful read. I found the stuff on torture awful to read about but once again some significant points were made. But Puar’s writing can also be quite dense. These offer the most compelling implications in her work.

New Brunswick, New Jersey[1] U. They are, in other words, socially reproductive. The introduction and preface are both theory-heavy and probably best read until after the rest of the textbut this is overall an engaging read. Dec 22, Preeti rated it really liked it.

Retrieved 28 February The introduction and conclusion are the most difficult homonationalsm read. Feb 15, Josh rated it really liked it. Through an analysis of the American response to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse inshe contends that contemporary discourses of Muslim sexuality only mask and reproduce an underlying belief in American exceptionalism. As mentioned earlier, Fanon’s corpus of work is luminously suggestive of the homosexual fantasies and fears that found nationalism, whereby uasbir anxieties about interracial heterosexual relations filter out homoerotic charges and antagonisms between colonized and colonizing men and by inference, colonized and colonizing women.


University of California Ph. She critiques the deployment of homonationalism in the United States as a justification homonationaism violently implement the doctrine of American exceptionalism embodied in the War on Terror. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

As Puar is rather imaginative and creative with language, when I couldn’t pin down a meaning I just uomonationalism that and continued on, knowing that the m Rating this book doesn’t seem appropriate because while I couldn’t say I liked very much of the reading of it, it is of irrefutable importance in my field so I will need to find my way into it. However, I also believe these terms may not go far enough.

Not good things, I must say. Nov 18, Stef Rozitis rated it liked it Shelves: Paur does not want gay people to be ordinary she wants them to be a force for attacking social and political stuctures worldwide.

And how might these shape, in turn, the sexual imaginaries of global neoliberalism? Cutting, courageous, and prescient, Terrorist Assemblages is well worth the read. No trivia or quizzes yet.