Andrea Smith – “Queer Theory and Native Studies: The Heteronormativity of Settler Colonialism”
Queer studies highlights the importance of developing analyses that go beyond identity and representational politics. For Native studies in particular, queer theory points to the possibility of going beyond representing the voices of Native peoples, a project that can quickly become co-opted into providing Native commodities for consumption in the multicultural academic-industrial complex. The subjectless critique of queer theory can assist Native studies in critically interrogating how it could unwittingly re-create colonial hierarchies even within projects of decolonization. This critique also sheds light on how Native peoples function within the colonial imaginary—including the colonial imaginary of scholars and movements that claim to be radical. At the same time, Native studies can build on queer of color critique’s engagement with subjectless critique. In the move to go “postidentity,” queer theory often reinstantiates a white supremacist, settler colonialism by disappearing the indigenous peoples colonized in this land who become the foils for the emergence of postcolonial, postmodern, diasporic, and queer subjects. With respect to Native studies, even queer of color critique does not necessarily mark how identities are shaped by settler colonialism. Thus a conversation between Native studies and queer theory is important, because the logics of settler colonialism and decolonization must be queered in order to properly speak to the genocidal present that not only continues to disappear indigenous peoples but reinforces the structures of white supremacy, settler colonialism, and heteropatriarchy that affect all peoples.
hahahahahahahahaha people preaching shit i called them out for a year ago and got told i was too angry and sensitive for doing so hahahahahahaha whiiiiiteee peopleeeee eaaat my asssholeeeeeeeee
Ok we never finish anything and we totally made this zine together. The poems are all love poems so um yeah it’s cheesy but so beautiful and obv bras is the most talented peach babe I know
Come to east bay zine fest to get one of these special long distance love zines
a really dreamy/disgusting romantic thing nic and i made because we are in love
a taxi driver forced his tongue down my throat last night i actually can’t believe this kind of stuff still happens to me
i really don’t like feeling like it was my fault because i was drunk and friendly
i’ve been feeling really bad all day and i really really hate christmas time so fucking much i feel very sad
edit: ty for all the love u r all wonderful i am blessed ty ty
This is the most cyberpunk shit I’ve ever seen. Makeup to obscure facial recognition cameras.
Suddenly all ’80s sci-fi movies and music videos become terribly prescient…
Well, huh. That’s… huh.
note to future cyborg-self