QUEER THEORY TEXTS. Cruising Utopia by Jose Esteban Munoz

QUEER THEORY TEXTS. Cruising Utopia by Jose Esteban Munoz

“JosГ© Esteban MuГ±oz recalls the queer past for guidance in presaging its future. He considers the task of seminal designers and authors such as for instance Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, alongside modern performance and artistic designers like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony simply, and Kevin McCarty to be able to decipher the anticipatory lighting of art and its particular uncanny ability to open up windows into the future. In a startling repudiation of exactly what the LGBT motion has held dear, MuГ±oz contends that queerness is rather a futurity bound phenomenon, a “not yet here” that critically engages pragmatic presentism. Component manifesto, role love letter towards the past as well as the future, Cruising Utopia contends that the here and from now on aren’t sufficient and problems an urgent call when it comes to revivification associated with the queer governmental imagination.”

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