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Autonomy in a Time of Terror

Autonomy in a Time of Terror Notes 1. See, e.g., Lisa Duggan, The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy (Boston: Beacon, 2003); Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007). For a critical overview of this literature, see James Welker, "(Re)positioning (Asian) Queer Studies," GLQ 20, nos. 1 ­ 2 (2014): 181 ­ 98. DOI 10.1215/10642684-3123749 Kevin Floyd Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera Rosemary Hennessy Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. xxvi + 301 pp. Early in Fires on the Border, Rosemary Hennessy proposes that "feelings are the daily medium in which concepts come to matter and organizing efforts are lived" (xii). The rich, suggestive analysis this book provides is the product of more than a decade of research on -- and participation in -- organizing efforts in those exportzone exemplars of neoliberal capitalism, the maquiladoras. Weaving the testimony of maquiladora laborers and organizers together with affect theory, queer studies, and historical materialist feminism, Fires on the Border offers a compelling account of unusually brave organizing efforts and raises crucial questions about the affective dimensions of collective alternatives to neoliberal violence. But violence is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

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Notes 1. See, e.g., Lisa Duggan, The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy (Boston: Beacon, 2003); Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007). For a critical overview of this literature, see James Welker, "(Re)positioning (Asian) Queer Studies," GLQ 20, nos. 1 ­ 2 (2014): 181 ­ 98. DOI 10.1215/10642684-3123749 Kevin Floyd Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera Rosemary Hennessy Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. xxvi + 301 pp. Early in Fires on the Border, Rosemary Hennessy proposes that "feelings are the daily medium in which concepts come to matter and organizing efforts are lived" (xii). The rich, suggestive analysis this book provides is the product of more than a decade of research on -- and participation in -- organizing efforts in those exportzone exemplars of neoliberal capitalism, the maquiladoras. Weaving the testimony of maquiladora laborers and organizers together with affect theory, queer studies, and historical materialist feminism, Fires on the Border offers a compelling account of unusually brave organizing efforts and raises crucial questions about the affective dimensions of collective alternatives to neoliberal violence. But violence is

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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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