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Against CitizenshipThe Violence of the Normative$
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Amy L. Brandzel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040030

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.001.0001

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The Violence of the Normative

The Violence of the Normative

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(p.1) Introduction The Violence of the Normative
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Against Citizenship
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Amy L. Brandzel

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040030.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book argues that citizenship is not only the central structure for reifying the norms of whiteness, heterosexuality, consumerism, and settler colonialism within the United States, but that these norms are brutally enforced against nonnormative bodies, practices, behaviors, and forms of affiliation through oppositional, divide-and-conquer logics that set up nonnormative subjects to compete against each other in order to gain the privileged access to citizenship. The book examines the complex nature of the violence of normative citizenship by offering a comparative analysis of three case studies, namely same-sex marriage law, hate crime legislation, and Native Hawaiian sovereignty. The remainder of the chapter discusses the notion of citizenship as a form of disciplinary and biopolitical power, and the anti-intersectionality of citizenship discourses in the United States.

Keywords:   normative citizenship, same-sex marriage, hate crime, Native Hawaiian sovereignty, whiteness, heterosexuality, consumerism, settler colonialism

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