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Negotiating Difference,Reimagining BelongingKarma R. ChavezBorder (In)Securities: Normativeand Differential Belonging in LGBTQand Immigrant Rights Discourse
Key Termsfamily valuesthe Strangercultural citizenshipnormative belongingdifferential belongingcoalitional subjectivity
Professor Karma R. ChavezDepartment of MexicanAmerican & Latina/oStudiesUniversity of Texas atAustinUniversity of IllinoisPress 2015
Normalizing discourses of belongingFamily, Unvalued Report(2006)Focused on US citizens’ ability to legally sponsortheir non-citizen partners for immigrationSecondary concern: the rights of LGBT asylumseekers to receive refuge in the USNo discussion of the plight of undocumentedmigrants
neoliberal valuesNeoliberal – economic formation relating to a modifiedform of liberalism that favors unregulated capitalism;emerged in the late 1960sCompetitionCutting public expenditures for social servicesDeregulationPrivitization of industriesEliminating the concept of “the public good” or“community” and replacing them with “individualresponsibility”Demonizing the poor
the StrangerLike the “alien,” the Stranger is a figureencompassing LGBTQ people andimmigrantsAn effect of the expansion of the post-9/11counterterrorism state (“homelandsecurity”)Both migrants and queers threaten the waythe nation state sees itself
cultural citizenship

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Law, Sociology, Immigration to the United States

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