Queer and nation

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This essay explores the major processes through which the United States became a modern nation-state, and how these processes interconnect with queers, queerness, and queering. Focusing on colonization, slavery, expanding capitalism, empire, and the modern bureaucratic state, the essay shows that “queer” and “US nation-state” have continually coproduced one another in shifting, contested ways that articulate hierarchies of power at local, regional, national, transnational, and imperial scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge History of Queer America
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317601036
ISBN (Print)9781138814592
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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