Alexander & Mohanty – Genealogies, Legacies, Movements (1997)

“Both postcolonial and advanced capitalist/colonial states organize and reinforce a cathectic structure based in sexual difference (i.e., heterosexuality), which they enforce through a variety of means, including legislation.  In almost all instances, however, these states conflate heterosexuality with citizenship and organize a “citizenship machinery” in order to produce a class of loyal heterosexual citizens and a subordinated class of sexualized, nonprocreative, noncitizens, disloyal to the nation, and, therefore, suspect”.

M. Jacqui Alexander & Chandra Talpade Mohanty, “Genealogies, Legacies, Movements”

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