By José Esteban Muñoz

ISBN-10: 0814757286

ISBN-13: 9780814757284

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

Cruising Utopia seeks to damage the current stagnancy via cruising forward. Drawing at the paintings of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz remembers the queer previous for counsel in presaging its destiny. He considers the paintings of seminal artists and writers resembling 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 for you 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 circulation has held pricey, Muñoz contends that queerness is as a substitute a futurity sure phenomenon, a "not but here" that seriously engages pragmatic presentism. half manifesto, half love-letter to the previous and the longer term, Cruising Utopia argues that the right here and now aren't adequate and concerns an pressing demand the revivification of the queer political imagination.

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