New PDF release: Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity

By Jose Esteban Munoz

The LGBT schedule for too lengthy has been ruled via pragmatic concerns like same-sex marriage and gays within the army. it's been stifled through this myopic concentrate on the current, that is short-sighted and assimilationist.

Cruising Utopia seeks to wreck the current stagnancy via cruising forward. Drawing at the paintings of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz recollects the queer earlier for suggestions in presaging its destiny. He considers the paintings of seminal artists and writers similar to Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, along modern functionality and visible artists like Dynasty purse, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony simply, and Kevin McCarty so one can decipher the anticipatory illumination of paintings and its uncanny skill to open home windows to the future.

In a startling repudiation of what the LGBT circulate has held pricey, Muñoz contends that queerness is as a substitute a futurity sure phenomenon, a "not but the following" that severely engages pragmatic presentism. half manifesto, half love-letter to the earlier and the long run, Cruising Utopia argues that the the following and now should not sufficient and matters an pressing demand the revivification of the queer political imagination.

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