The Resource Cruising utopia : the then and there of queer futurity, José Esteban Muñoz

Cruising utopia : the then and there of queer futurity, José Esteban Muñoz

Label
Cruising utopia : the then and there of queer futurity
Title
Cruising utopia
Title remainder
the then and there of queer futurity
Statement of responsibility
José Esteban Muñoz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The LGBT agenda for too long has been dominated by pragmatic issues like same-sex marriage and gays in the military. It has been stifled by this myopic focus on the present, which is short-sighted and assimilationist. Cruising Utopia seeks to break the present stagnancy by cruising ahead. Drawing on the work of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz recalls the queer past for guidance in presaging its future. He considers the work of seminal artists and writers such as Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O'Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, alongside contemporary performance and visual artists like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony Just, and Kevin McCarty in order to decipher the anticipatory illumination of art and its uncanny ability to open windows to the future. In a startling repudication of what the LGBT movement has held dear, Muñoz contends that queerness is instead a futurity bound phenomenon, a "not yet here" that critically engages pragmatic presentism. Part manifesto, part love-letter to the past and the future, Cruising Utopia argues that the here and now are not enough and issues an urgent call for the revivification of the queer political imagination
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.7601
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.25
LC item number
.M86 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
Label
Cruising utopia : the then and there of queer futurity, José Esteban Muñoz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Queerness as horizon: utopian hermeneutics in the face of gay pragmatism -- Ghosts of public sex: utopian longings, queer memories -- The future is in the present: sexual avant-gardes and the performance of utopia -- Gesture, ephemera, and queer feeling: approaching Kevin Aviance -- Cruising the toilet: LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, radical black traditions, and queer futurity -- Stages: queers, punks, and the utopian performative -- Utopia's seating chart: Ray Johnson, Jill Johnston, and queer intermedia as system -- Just like heaven: queer utopian art and the aesthetic dimension -- A jeté out the window: Fred Herko's incandescent illumination -- After Jack: queer failure, queer virtuosity
Control code
ocn676695829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 223 pages, [8] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814796009
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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22573/ctt8jwt46
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25423162
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676695829
  • pebcs0814759513

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