Queer Necropolitics

Queer Necropolitics This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self evident value of queer rights and protections from gay marriage to hate crimes is increasingly put in question It assembles writings that explor

  • Title: Queer Necropolitics
  • Author: Jin Haritaworn Adi Kuntsman Silvia Posocco
  • ISBN: 9780415644761
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect Moving between diverse geopolitical contexts the US and the UK, Guatemala and PaleThis book comes at a time when the intrinsic and self evident value of queer rights and protections, from gay marriage to hate crimes, is increasingly put in question It assembles writings that explore the new queer vitalities within their wider context of structural violence and neglect Moving between diverse geopolitical contexts the US and the UK, Guatemala and Palestine, the Philippines, Iran and Israel the chapters in this volume interrogate claims to queerness in the face s of death, both spectacular and everyday Queer Necropolitics mobilises the concept of necropolitics in order to illuminate everyday death worlds, from expected sites such as war, torture or imperial invasion to the mundane and normalised violence of racism and gender normativity, the market, and the prison industrial complex Contributors here interrogate the distinction between valuable and pathological lives by attending to the symbiotic co constitution of queer subjects folded into life, and queerly abjected racialised populations marked for death.Drawing on diverse yet complementary methodologies, including textual and visual analysis, ethnography and historiography, the authors argue that the distinction between war and peace dissolves in the face of the banality of death in the zones of abandonment that regularly accompany contemporary democratic regimes The book will appeal to activist scholars and students from various social sciences and humanities, particularly those across the fields of law, cultural and media studies, gender, sexuality and intersectionality studies, race, and conflict studies, as well as those studying nationalism, colonialism, prisons and war It should be read by all those trying to make sense of the contradictions inherent in regimes of rights, citizenship and diversity.

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    1. This book is so insightful on so many levels. Each essay is careful to describe the framework they're working with (even if it means explaining Foucault, Agamben, and Mbembe over and over again) and the analysis is always tight and incredibly well done. Favorite essays include everything in the "Incarceration" section (especially the Lamble piece, but maybe that's because I have a giant intellectual crush on her,) as well as the Aizura piece. Obviously a necessary read if you're thinking about q [...]

    2. PART I: DEATH WORLDS Chapter 1. ‘We Will Not Rest in Peace: AIDS Activism, Black Radicalism, Queer and/or Trans resistance’ Che GossettChapter 2. ‘(Hyper/In)Visibility and the Military Corps(e)’ Michelle R. Martin-BaronChapter 3. ‘On the Queer Necropolitics of Transnational Adoption in Guatemala’ Silvia PosoccoPART II: WARS AND BORDERZONESChapter 4. ‘Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Queer Death and the Politics of Rightful Killing’ Sima ShakhsariChapter 5. ‘Black Skin Splits [...]

    3. Damn I picked a good day to finish reading this, considering "Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness" very much applies on a day where the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Excellent book all around, definitely required reading for, well, everyone. Edit: Damn how come I always remember important points after I already posted the review? There's maybe a bit too much jargon but most of the authors are very good at explaining what they're talking about when they say shit like "homonecrocapitalism" a [...]

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