Settler Homonationalism: Theorizing Settler Colonialism within Queer Modernities

  title={Settler Homonationalism: Theorizing Settler Colonialism within Queer Modernities},
  author={Scott Lauria Morgensen},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={105 - 131}
  • S. Morgensen
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Settlement conditions the formation of modern queer subjects and politics in the United States. This essay newly interprets the settler formation of U.S. queer modernities by inspiration of Jasbir Puar's critique of homonationalism. Puar argues that homonationalism produces U.S. queers as regulatory over the racialized and sexualized populations targeted within the imperial biopolitics of the war on terror. I explain homonationalism as a quality of U.S. queer modernities having formed within a… Expand
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