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But there were long, hard passages that were hard to follow. The introduction and conclusion are the most difficult to read.

She refers to these Puar does 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, jasbit, ideas, and ideals.

Heteronormative ideologies that the U. Preview — Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir K. I am glad it wasn’t any longer. Paur is angry at those Western gays who prefer marriage and life within liberal middle-class bounds.

Indeed, one simply has to turn on the news to see tens of thousands of Palestinians r Jun 30, Matt Sautman rated it really liked it. Considering biopolitics and necropolitics and proceeding by way of affect and in tension with intersectionality she begins to establish the power of assemblage from Deleuze and Guattari.

I do not mean to discredit Puar’s arguments, but I wish she would have taken a more direct approach to telling her readers what a terrorist isin the absence of this discredited discourse.


Nov 12, Gabe Riggs rated it it was amazing. It flows from the richly productive intersection of queer theory, postcolonial theory and poststructuralist theory, as the title implies. Jun 15, Alasdair Ekpenyong rated it really liked it. That said, I’m going to use this book in the dissertation, at least as key background for the ethical chapter. Her use of “race” and “racialization” needed more explanation, although it wasn’t difficult to extrapolate that she has deconstructed race as she has done with queerness.

Homonationalism in Queer Times Next Wave: International Journal of Middle East Studies. Puar shows in this careful, well-written, thorough book how queer politics is being aligned with anti-muslim and pro-war politics. Heteronormative ideologies that the U.

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Although I felt parts of the arguments relied more on rhetoric than evidence, though that might have just jasbkr misunderstandings as the text is both dense and complex.

Also with the sort of xenophobic, racist and generally orientalist ideas floating around as “common sense” at the moment. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jun 04, Lukas Hall rated it liked it Shelves: View all 9 comments. While every chapter was good, the most surprising discussion was the consideration of the Sikh turban and how Sikh men, like veil-wearing Muslim women, have taken upon themselves the responsibility for publicly performing the honor politics of their religion.

Performing Transgender Rage” Rage. I’d like homonayionalism of this, and written for people who don’t think Foucault is too easy!


Puar importantly provides a salient and scathing political critique of nationalism in its hetero, homo, religious and racialized incarnations. Archived from the original on 23 July We’re still blowing minds with the notion that racism isn’t the same as Brilliant stuff, throughout.

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Homonationalism in Queer Times is a powerful, energetic, and highly insightful read. 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 10, micha cardenas rated it it was amazing.

My peeve with this book is I wondered if at times the language was deliberately so hard to understand. Nov 18, Scott Neigh added it.

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

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.

Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of book 3. 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.