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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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In and Out of Time

In and Out of Time

(p.137) Conclusion In and Out of Time
Against Citizenship

Amy L. Brandzel

University of Illinois Press

This chapter uses the Supreme Court decisions that were announced in June of 2013 to showcase the anti-intersectionalities of citizenship and the ways in which anti-intersectionality functions through temporality. While many gays, lesbians, and their allies celebrated two decisions (United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry) for upholding same-sex marriage rights, indigenous and antiracist activists, scholars, and allies bemoaned the decisions that dismantled the Voting Rights Act (Shelby County v. Holder), delimited affirmative action programs (Fisher v. University of Texas), and eroded indigenous sovereignty (Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl). The cases elucidate the ways in which the temporality of racialized discrimination has been used to dismantle racial reparations and indigenous rights, while simultaneously being used to grant gays and lesbians a limited form of membership into the exclusive rights of citizenship. In this way, these cases demonstrate how differently devalued and valued subjects are marked as in and out of time, and in the process, subjected to the temporal violence of normative citizenship.

Keywords:   citizenship, anti-intersectionality, temporality, same-sex marriage, marriage rights, Voting Rights Act, United States v. Windsor, Hollingsworth v. Perry, affirmative action, Fisher v. University of Texas, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

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