Join B and John as they welcome back Rachel and collectively explore two chapters from the now-classic text by Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Topics include issues of empire, frames of war, bodies and affect, the concept of homonationalism, as well as the disposability of certain bodies and identities. You’re also invited to listen to Rachel and John spar with B over Puar’s use of affect against Ahmed.
In My Tumblr Friend from Canada, the group gives advice on doing interdisciplinary work and applying to political theory programs, as well as on conference presentations.
Thanks for Nathan J. for suggesting we read Puar. Requests for texts for us to discuss? Advice questions to submit? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Like our Facebook page. Get the mp3 here. RSS feed here. This episode’s music by B.
- Jasbir K. Puar’s website
- Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
- Video archive of the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference, hosted by CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, at The Graduate Center, CUNY
- Puar’s keynote speech at the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference
- Puar’s “Homonationalism as Assemblage: Viral Travels, Affective Sexualities” (Jindal Global Law Review), “‘I’d rather by a cyborg than a goddess:’ Becoming-Intersectional in Assemblage Theory” (philoSOPHIA), “Rethinking Homonationalism” (International Journal of Middle East Studies) and “The Golden Handcuffs of Gay Rights: How Pinkwashing Distorts Both LGBTIQ and Anti-Occupation Activism” (Jadaliyaa)
- “Assemblage Theory” on Understanding Society
- Our earlier episode on Sara Ahmed’s The Cultural Politics of Emotion: Part 1; Part 2