Queer Terror: Life, Death, and Desire in the Settler Colony

In Queer Terror, C. Heike Schotten offers a critique of U.S. settler-colonial empire that draws on political, queer, and critical indigenous theory to situate Bush’s either/or moralism and reframe the concept of terrorism. The categories of the War on Terror exemplify the moralizing politics that insulate U.S. empire from critique, render its victims deserving of its abuses, and delegitimize resistance to it as unthinkable and perverse.

C. Heike Schotten is associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of Nietzsche’s Revolution: Décadence, Politics, and Sexuality (2009).