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Sep 10, micha cardenas rated it it was amazing. Well, not enjoy in the sense that I enjoy the idea of torture, butyou know. Dec 17, Nadia rated it homonatinoalism it Shelves: Puar has an M.

Excellent book, but very academic and a heavy read. On the other hand, through her argument, she uncoupled it from sexual behavior as pura and this is useful. University of York M.

Cosmologics Magazine, Harvard Divinity School. Some day I want to write like Jasbir Puar. I was also frustrated with her very broad use of the word “queer” which is becoming a somewhat amorphous word, a fact I lament as I felt it had rather useful purposes.

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Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here. Paragraphs guys are golden. The introduction and conclusion are the most difficult to read.

Not good things, I must say. Puar’s analysis of the atrocities of Abu Ghraib are searing and unflinching, and I honestly could not put the book down in reading this chapter. This is definitely one of the most important texts of the last decade with a great complicated argument-a good thing because complicated problems require complicated analysis. Please direct permission requests for these images to permissions dukeupress.


Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: I’d love to use some of her work to teach about issues of sexuality and globalization, but I’m struggling to find a reading or excerpt that undergraduates could easily make sense of. 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.

What does that say about this text? Dec 28, ralowe rated it did not like it. She fails utterly to see why Western gays or “queers” might look at Islamist values as a threat, and refuses to consider the treatment of gay people in Islamist or Islamic-revival societies. The United States flaunts its supposedly liberal openness to homosexuality to secure its identity in contradistinction to sexual oppression in Muslim countries.

Lists with This Book. Martin, Annals of the American Association of Geographers. It flows from the richly productive intersection of queer theory, postcolonial theory and poststructuralist theory, as the title implies.

Jan 06, Brenda rated it it was amazing. A little difficult to plow through, but extremely rewarding. Anyone interested in race and gender and sexuality studies shouldn’t ignore this one.

First, it reiterates heterosexuality as the norm: No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. Views Read Edit View history.

Archived from the original on 23 July Jun 07, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: As groupings and political action by communities of identity are questioned, she opens up a space for creative reimagining of communities or networks.

Her use of “terrorist” and “homonational” is little more than an effort to add a post gloss to an argument against assimilation, and her invocation of the “Orientalised terrorist body” has little behind it but an effort to position “queerness” as standing with the non-Western world against Western hegemony.


This tenuous inclusion of some queer subjects depends, however, on the production of populations of Orientalized terrorist bodies. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism.

Dec 14, Sanchari Sur rated it it was amazing. Also critical of intersectionality, but proposes assemblages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

Farris is a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London. Sep 20, Brian rated it really liked it. Jun 30, Matt Sautman rated it really liked it. As a concept and tool of biopolitical management, homonationalism is here to stay.

Along the way, Puar gives a rich reading of many other scholars working in affect theory while piar Supreme Court decisions, racism, citizenship, violence toward Sikhs mistaken for terrorists, and suicide bombers. Law, Culture and the Humanities. 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 colonizing men and by inference, colonized and colonizing women.

As Puar is rather imaginative and creative with language, when I couldn’t pin down a meaning I just accepted that and continued on, knowing that the meaning would come to homonationlism. An excellent academic read. Aug 06, Roger Green rated it it was amazing. Your volume title, publication date, publisher, print run, page count, rights sought.