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In the end, Paur’s argument is simply one more chapter in the arguments “Q vs. We’re still blowing minds with the notion that racism isn’t the same as Brilliant stuff, throughout.

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. As mentioned earlier, Fanon’s corpus of work is luminously suggestive of the homosexual fantasies and fears that found nationalism, whereby his anxieties about interracial heterosexual relations filter out homoerotic charges and antagonisms between colonized and coloniz “As nationhood and queerness are both indebted to modernity, and modern sexual identities are built on the histories of colonialism, nation formation and empire, and racialization, the nation is founded on the homo sexual other.


What does that say about this text? 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 key text in scholarship that examines how discourses surrounding sexuality are mobilized in the service of war, nation-building, and imperialism. Mar 08, Kyle Bella rated it really liked it. Retrieved from ” https: Farris is a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London.

I pay particular attention to the economic logic underpinning such a convergence. Along the way, Puar gives a rich reading of many other scholars working in affect theory while covering Supreme Court decisions, racism, citizenship, violence toward Sikhs mistaken for terrorists, and suicide bombers.

As groupings and political action by communities of identity are questioned, she opens up a space for creative reimagining of communities or networks.

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

The introduction and preface are both theory-heavy and Jasbir Puar is hardcore. Also with the sort of xenophobic, racist and generally orientalist ideas floating around as “common sense” at the moment. Some have said it is impossible to read, but as a literature student I didn’t have a pkar with it. Other books in the series. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.

Whenever Puar is not utilizing a text to clarify her thoughts and further her analysis, the amount of citations she incorporates can be overwhelming. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought. View all 9 comments. Homonationalism in Queer Times Author s: Nov 18, Scott Neigh added it.


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.

This book remains timely a decade after its first publication. This section relies too much on references to primary sources. 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. In a review, someone suggested that one should homobationalism read the introduction and conclusion if you are not into theory. 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.

University of York M. Here concepts, as metaphors are strung nicely throughout the book.

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Dec 28, ralowe rated it did not like it. Archived from the original on 23 July That said, I’m going to use this book in the dissertation, at least as phar background for the ethical chapter. Open Preview See a Problem?