Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cu... Cover Art

Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures) (Paperback)

By: Jose Munoz (Author)


List Price: $23.00
Current Price: $21.85
You Save: $1.15 (5%)

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $19.35 New Buy
2   Printsasia $25.98 New Buy
3   Biblio $28.20 New Buy

Product Description



Run a Quick Search on "Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity" by Jose Munoz to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity"

Browse more products related to "Jose Munoz"


Short Desription

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 repudiation 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.



Customer Reviews for "Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Sexual Cultures) (Paperback)" by Jose Munoz (Author)

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review




Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials



Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com