Jan 19, 2022

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

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  • Title: Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
  • Author: Jasbir K. Puar
  • ISBN: 9780822341147
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. the most cynical and careerist thing i ve ever read i have no idea why this person is so hostile towards critical thought it s taken me at least 3 years to read it everytime i open it, try to start, get angry and put it down according to jasbir, in a fashion described so as to be taken as a rather fixed sequence of causality, we are affect prior to our identities in other words i could be a straight woman and then pretend to have the stunning insight that some queers are not inherently oppositio [...]


  2. 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 Some have said it is impossible to read, but as a literature student I didn t have a problem with it I will admit I was happy to have finished reading it 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 mean [...]


  3. Jasbir Puar is hardcore No one is safe from the wrath of her pen Combining theory, metaphor and oodles of concrete examples, Puar shows how certain groups of people are able to assimilate, how others use that selective assimilation as an excuse to consider themselves exceptional, and how the world of torture, terrorism, and its reflection in popular culture and academia sometimes act in tandem to oppress or erase unacceptable populations The introduction and preface are both theory heavy and pro [...]


  4. Paur s Terrorist Assemblages is an example of theory allowed to substitute for concrete analysis In the end, Paur s argument is simply one chapter in the arguments Q vs R , it was called in the Eighties between those in the gay world who see same sex preferences as only one factor in life, and those who hope to see queerness as a tool for radical subversion In the end, Paur has simply used postcolonial theory to attack the idea of gay assimilation into liberal society in the West Paur is angry [...]


  5. This book argues that in these fearful times formed by the global war on terror and neoliberal capitalist policies that queer identities are being commodified by white heterosexual society in order to fully control the processes of the body, the mind, and most importantly one s psychic identification with the nation state.


  6. I am a Ph D candidate at an ELITE Research One University, and I could not understand this book My professor didn t know how to teach it to us, and he s a very smart dude What does that say about this text Not good things, I must say.



  7. 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 It flows from the richly productive intersection of queer theory, postcolonial theory and poststructuralist theory, as the title implies 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 being [...]


  8. 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 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 I enjoyed this argument a lot the times I read it in essay form though Also I do wish that if Puar was going to get into as big an idea as why intersectionalit [...]


  9. 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 Like Heather Love of Feeling Backward Loss and the Politics of Queer History, Puar posits a radical queer force that challenges assimilation movements within popular LGBT cultures It is something people should read but only with the utmost care and time.


  10. Had to read this for thesis, but also, a class The class forced me to plunge through it The professor s advice was to read the conclusion first, then the chapters, then the intro that helped .Here concepts, as metaphors are strung nicely throughout the book One of the better texts I ve seen to methodologically use interdisciplinarity Also critical of intersectionality, but proposes assemblages An excellent academic read.


  11. I think this book raised some pretty good issues, and ones that had made me uncomfortable with the way we are all meant to assimilate queerness in one narrow way and politically work out of that Also with the sort of xenophobic, racist and generally orientalist ideas floating around as common sense at the moment My peeve with this book is I wondered if at times the language was deliberately so hard to understand Maybe notbut it was maddening that Assemblages which is a big idea in terms of the b [...]




  12. This book remains timely a decade after its first publication Puar employs schizo analysis, gender theory, queer theory, and feminist theory in order to make a case for combined attention to both affective assemblages in Deleuze Guattari s sense and intersectional analyses of biopolitical subjectivation in Foucault s sense 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 mis [...]



  13. Excellent book, but very academic and a heavy read Definitely worth it though, but I d recommend reading Orientalism by Edward Said first.



  14. 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 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 [...]


  15. Brilliant Although I felt parts of the arguments relied on rhetoric than evidence, though that might have just been misunderstandings as the text is both dense and complex Regardless it is essential for discussing assemblages and intersectionality, especially in terms of subaltern, critical theory, and queer theory.


  16. Really enjoyed this Well, not enjoy in the sense that I enjoy the idea of torture, but you know 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 Puar s analysis of the atrocities of Abu Ghraib are searing and unflinching, and I honestly could not put the [...]


  17. 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 are intimately connected with heteronormative structures, politics, ideas, and ideals New forms of homonormativity work to further entrench and conceal existing racial, ethnic, national, gender, and sexual hierarchies in ways that maintain systems of international power and dominance She refers to these various [...]


  18. Puar demonstrates the interconnections of race and sex by arguing that America s concept of itself as sexually exceptional has produced a homonormativity which accepts certain gays lesbians specifically those who reinforce heteronormative kinship, and those who are white middle class , against which it poses the terrorist other as a site of non normative sexuality and race Puar suggests that affect and Deleuzian assemblage are helpful tools for establishing new modes of political alliance that c [...]


  19. Brilliant stuff, throughout Application to my field will be challenging, in part because of the Theory nature of the language here, but because of the fairly advanced anti oppression paradigm she assumes Asking people, e.g to think race, religion, gender, and sexuality as common grounds for analysis, rather than simply points of intersection among ranked oppressions, is simply going to be too much for most churches We re still blowing minds with the notion that racism isn t the same as prejudic [...]


  20. Puar s work promises so much than it is ultimately able to deliver She offers a cogent, and quite necessary critique, of homonormativity s encounter with the nation state, a meeting she calls homonationalism However, she often tends towards essentializing the queer as that which must be, by its existence, radical, and her figuration of the suicide bomber as that which performs the duty the queer should otherwise perform I m assuming metaphorically seems intended only to be provocative and, if n [...]


  21. Very powerful read This book discusses the way Westerners misgender and fetishize colored bodies as a way of establishing bureaucratic control over them 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 Sikh, Hindu, and Muslim religious fashion are a useful field of inquiry within fashion s [...]


  22. Most of this book went over my head Struggled not to believe she was being needlessly dense as I, only occasionally, grasped bits of insight HOWEVER, the last chapter alone with a poignant critique of intersectionality and a brave look at suicide bombers makes this worthy of 3 stars rather than a lower rating and is must read.


  23. Read over the conclusion first, which clarifies a lot of Puar s ideas The notion of queerness as assemblage is brilliant, and it informs the rest of the book, which deals with the rise of homonationalism through queer buy in to capitalism and the legal system and, correspondingly, how queerness constructs perceptions of terror and those marked as terrorists.


  24. My recommendation unless you re very familiar with cultural postmodern postcolonial theory Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Hardt Negri, Spivak, lots of others read the introduction, then skip to the end and read the conclusion It has a lot of helpful definition of terms material that would have made the rest of the text a lot clearer if I d read it first.


  25. assemblage theory is still rocking my world central text to my research will be all over this book fr along time to comen t bring myself to tell yo what it is about right now so complex but soon


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