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Homonationalism: From Critique to Diagnosis, or, We Are All Homonational Now
International Feminist Journal of Politics (2016)
  • C. Heike Schotten
Abstract
This article tracks Jasbir Puar’s term “homonationalism” as its meaning has transformed in her scholarly work as well that of Maya Mikdashi. I argue that homonationalism has evolved from its original formulation as, in part, a critique of politics, into, in its current guise, a diagnostic of international political relations. Although this transition offers
insight into the international scene, I argue that homonationalism also loses its distinctiveness as a political formation in its own right as well as its critical capacity in the process. In particular, I argue that homonationalism becomes incapable of critically evaluating activist strategies, practices and discourses of political resistance.
Keywords
  • homonationalism,
  • pinkwashing,
  • Puar,
  • Terrorist Assemblages,
  • queer,
  • queer theory
Publication Date
January 11, 2016
Citation Information
C. Heike Schotten. "Homonationalism: From Critique to Diagnosis, or, We Are All Homonational Now" International Feminist Journal of Politics (2016)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/heike_schotten/23/