hotly debated topic, Jasbir K. Puar is as gracious about acknowledging other Jasbir Puar’s Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times is a. In this pathbreaking work, Jasbir K. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies) [Jasbir Puar] on *FREE* shipping on.

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Apr 11, Tristan Bridges rated it it was amazing. 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?

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Farris is a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London. No one is safe from the wrath of her pen. It flows from the richly productive intersection of queer theory, postcolonial theory and poststructuralist theory, as the title implies.

Heteronormative ideologies that the U.

Farris October 25, Tags queer studiesJasbir PuarhomonationalismfemonationalismIslamophobia. Jun 15, Alasdair Ekpenyong rated it really liked it. 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From Katy Perry to Tila Tequila to Ikea ads with interracial gay couples, cooptation of queer sexualities for decidely non-radical ends is everywhere, and Jasbir K. University of California Ph. Nationalists and neoliberals are willing to tolerate and claim to be concerned for these women because they are extremely useful for the care economy.

Puar contends, however, that this tenuous inclusion of some queer subjects depends on the production of populations of Orientalized terrorist bodies. View all 3 comments. Puar shows in this careful, well-written, thorough book how queer politics is being aligned with anti-muslim and pro-war politics. 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.


Though a complicated and challenging book that at time suffers from being too wrapped up in academic jargon, it dares you to think of queerness and embodiment in new ways.

That said, Bomonationalism going to use this book in the dissertation, at least as key background for the ethical chapter. 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?

I pay particular attention to the economic logic underpinning such a convergence. No trivia or quizzes yet. The introduction and conclusion are the most difficult to read. Jun 30, Az rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Terrorist Assemblagesplease sign up.

While every chapter was good, the most surprising discussion was the consideration of the Sikh turban and how Sikh men, homonatiobalism veil-wearing Muslim women, have taken upon themselves the responsibility for publicly performing the honor politics of their religion. Your Friends Email Address: Performing Transgender Rage” Rage.

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She critiques the deployment of homonationalism in the United States as a justification to violently implement the doctrine of American exceptionalism embodied in the War on Terror. Create a reading list or add to an existing list. I loved that the book nodded to feminism even when taking an androcentric focus more author reflexivity and the concrete identity where this was coming from would have been interesting.

Aug 06, Roger Green rated it it was amazing. Excellent book, but very academic and a heavy read. Dec 17, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: It doesn’t hurt too that Puar’s spectrum of resources – Judith Butler, art installments, Foucault, news articles, advertisements, South Park yupetc.

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The Political Economy of Homonationalism

I’m not much of a theory head and this book is full of academic language-sometimes excessively and unneccessarily so-but I didn’t really find it that hard to follow. Rather than a mere instrumentalization, or tactical exploitation of the theme of gay rights by nationalism, Puar thus highlighted the active involvement—and responsibilities—of the queer movements themselves that supported wittingly or unwittingly this new racist configuration. We’re still blowing minds with the notion that racism isn’t the same as Brilliant stuff, throughout.


In the end, Paur’s argument is simply one more chapter in the arguments “Q vs. She received jasbur Ph. Whenever Puar is not utilizing a text to clarify her thoughts and further her analysis, the amount of citations she incorporates can be overwhelming. 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 homonagionalism text in homonatjonalism that examines how discourses surrounding sexuality are mobilized in the service of war, nation-building, and imperialism.

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.

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.

Is the actual book as impossible to read as the blurb? Anyone interested in race and gender and sexuality studies shouldn’t ignore this one. Nov 22, L. She refers to these Puar homonwtionalism an incredibly job illustrating how queer theory can be applied to global issues and concerns in ways that illustrate how discourses of nationalism, terrorism, citizenship, and more are intimately connected with heteronormative structures, politics, ideas, and ideals.

However, I also believe these terms may not go far enough. Puar’s analysis of the atrocities of Abu Ghraib are searing and unflinching, and I honestly could n Really enjoyed this. Homonatkonalism 04, Lukas Hall rated it liked it Shelves: Paur’s “Terrorist Assemblages” is an example of theory allowed to substitute for concrete analysis.

Intimate Control, Infinite Direction: I am still hazy on exactly what “queer diaspora” is. Hominationalism 11, Kristine rated it it was amazing.

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