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Queer Necropolitics


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Prologue Sunera Thobani, Introduction: `Queer Necropolitics' Jin Haritaworn, Adi Kuntsman and Silvia Posocco, PART I: DEATH WORLDS, Chapter 1. `We Will Not Rest in Peace: AIDS Activism, Black Radicalism, Queer and/or Trans resistance' Che Gossett, Chapter 2. `(Hyper/In)Visibility and the Military Corps(e)' Michelle R. Martin-Baron, Chapter 3. `On the Queer Necropolitics of Transnational Adoption in Guatemala' Silvia Posocco, PART II: WARS AND BORDERZONES, Chapter 4. `Killing Me Softly with Your Rights: Queer Death and the Politics of Rightful Killing' Sima Shakhsari, Chapter 5. `Black Skin Splits: The Birth (and Death) of the Queer Palestinian' Jason Ritchie, Chapter 6. `Trans Feminine Value, Racialized Others and the Limits of Necropolitics' Aren Z. Aizura, PART III: INCARCERATION, Chapter 7. `Queer Investments in Punitiveness: Sexual Citizenship, Social Movements and the Expanding Carceral State' S. Lamble, Chapter 8. `"Walking While Transgendered": Necropolitical Regulations of Trans Feminine Bodies of Color in the US Nation's Capital' Elijah Adiv Edelman, Chapter 9 `Queer Politics and Anti-Blackness' Morgan Bassichis and Dean Spade

About the Author

Jin Haritaworn is Assistant Professor of Gender, Race and Environment at York University in Toronto; Adi Kuntsman is Simon Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK; and Silvia Posocco is Lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London


QUEER NECROPOLITICS is a collection of brilliantly astute and bravely explorative essays that animate and bring to life the remains and casualties of state strategies of abandonment, of wars without end, and of bare lives. Refusing the mere documentarian tasks of a scholar, the authors exhort readers to bring themselves to uncomfortable and disturbing yet productive engagements with the messy collisions of race, sexuality, and violent dispossessions in various queer sites, times and orientations of forms of "subjugations of life to the power of death." A landmark contribution.
----Martin F. Manalansan IV, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies and author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora By exhuming the death-worlds that produce some forms of vitality as little more than remaindered life, Queer Necorpolitics brilliantly performs the work of imagining a politics beyond the political. This collection is precisely the kind of theory we need-it offers thick descriptions and insurgent analysis through a rigorous indictment of the neoliberal present. These writers push us beyond the page and toward a practice of abolishing the various iterations of capture, colonization, and liquidation so that more might flourish under the banner of collective liberation.
---Eric A. Stanley, co-editor of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Sharp, timely, and necessary, Queer Necropolitics explores the contemporary terrain of queer politics not to ask, "who has been left out", but "what remains" to build a queer analytics after the absorption of women?s, gay and transgender politics into a discourse of rights, protection and diversity. Queer Necropolitics answers not by sifting out every more fine identities and entities but by analyzing new differentials of disposable being in the ordinary seams of everyday life.
---Elizabeth Povinelli, the author of The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Geneology, and Carnality and Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism

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