Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by Jose Esteban Munoz PDF

By Jose Esteban Munoz

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

Cruising Utopia seeks to damage the current stagnancy through cruising forward. Drawing at the paintings of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz recollects the queer prior for counsel in presaging its destiny. He considers the paintings of seminal artists and writers reminiscent of 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 to be able to decipher the anticipatory illumination of artwork and its uncanny skill to open home windows to the future.

In a startling repudiation of what the LGBT flow has held expensive, Muñoz contends that queerness is as an alternative a futurity certain phenomenon, a "not but the following" that seriously engages pragmatic presentism. half manifesto, half love-letter to the previous and the longer term, Cruising Utopia argues that the the following and now will not be adequate and concerns an pressing demand the revivification of the queer political imagination.

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