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Description - Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir K. Puar

Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition

Ten years on, Jasbir K. Puar's pathbreaking Terrorist Assemblages remains one of the most influential queer theory texts and continues to reverberate across multiple political landscapes, activist projects, and scholarly pursuits. Puar argues that configurations of sexuality, race, gender, nation, class, and ethnicity are realigning in relation to contemporary forces of securitization, counterterrorism, and nationalism. She examines how liberal politics incorporate certain queer subjects into the fold of the nation-state, shifting queers from their construction as figures of death to subjects tied to ideas of life and productivity. This tenuous inclusion of some queer subjects depends, however, on the production of populations of Orientalized terrorist bodies. Heteronormative ideologies that the U.S. nation-state has long relied on are now accompanied by what Puar calls homonationalism-a fusing of homosexuality to U.S. pro-war, pro-imperialist agendas.

As a concept and tool of biopolitical management, homonationalism is here to stay. Puar's incisive analyses of feminist and queer responses to the Abu Ghraib photographs, the decriminalization of sodomy in the wake of the Patriot Act, and the profiling of Sikh Americans and South Asian diasporic queers are not instances of a particular historical moment; rather, they are reflective of the dynamics saturating power, sexuality, race, and politics today.

This Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition features a new foreword by Tavia Nyong'o and a postscript by Puar entitled "Homonationalism in Trump Times." Nyong'o and Puar recontextualize the book in light of the current political moment while reposing its original questions to illuminate how Puar's interventions are even more vital and necessary than ever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780822371502
ISBN-10: 0822371502
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jasbir K. Puar

Jasbir K. Puar is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and the author of The Right to Maim, also published by Duke University Press. Tavia Nyong'o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater Studies at Yale University and the author of The Amalgamation Waltz.

Books By Jasbir K. Puar

Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir K. Puar
Hardback, December 2017
Right to Maim by Jasbir K. Puar
Hardback, November 2017
Interspecies by Jasbir K. Puar
Paperback / softback, January 2011
WSQ: Viral by Jasbir K. Puar
Paperback, July 2012
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