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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 105–113.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christine Bacareza Balance In his chapter “Stages: Queers, Punks, and the Utopian Performative” in Cruising Utopia , José Esteban Muñoz models for us what he terms the “productive consumption” of photographer Kevin McCarty’s work. Inspired by Muñoz’s dialogic approach, recognizing that our own...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 137–148.
Published: 01 December 2014
... undercommons together. Drawn to Wu Tsang’s 2011 film, Wildness , and in dialogue with Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter and its “political ecology of things,” Muñoz extended his thinking on death, loss, and utopia from Cruising Utopia and began an investigation into a postcolonial rendering of the wild. And...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 59–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Muñoz, if queerness is always on the horizon and not-yet-here, brownness is situated in the here-and-now as the materiality of everyday life. While others have taken up the coda of Cruising Utopia as a call to take ecstasy with the utopian thinker, this article begins with the ends and fringes of...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 167–177.
Published: 01 December 2014
... early days at the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University and in the vibrant context provided by Fredric Jameson, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and many other faculty and students, including close friend Brian Selsky. A reading of Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia sustains the meditation, and this work is...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia shows ways to think about the political importance of disidentification as a means of contesting norms of white supremacy and consolidating authoritarianism. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 queer theory performativity identification and disidentification...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 117–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... gutter — disappeared forever into a queer horizon he dreamed into 118 Tongson · Queer Fundamentalism being. José Esteban Muñoz, the author of Disidentifications and Cruising Utopia, my interlocutor, mentor, fellow-­fried-­chicken-­fiend-­and-­vodka-­ lover, my friend, died on...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... redress. Affective Difference David L. Eng Shouting down utopia is an easy move. It is perhaps even easier than smearing psychoanalytic or deconstructive reading practices with the charge of nihilism. The antiutopian critic of today has a well-­worn war chest of...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 47–57.
Published: 01 December 2014
... (2009) and James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Touching Ecstasy Muñozian Theory and the Extension of the Soul Shane Vogel In the final pages ofCruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futu- rity,1 José Esteban Muñoz closes his meditation on the utopic temporali- ties...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 33–37.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Voids can be episodic and pedagogical, awful or just a relief. That queer leap is what really matters, because in the awareness of the movement space we are not only subjected but also “cruising utopia.” 34 Berlant · On Persistence Deleuze wrote...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 11–14.
Published: 01 March 2018
... academic work and the expression of artistic labor as modes that reveal the accelerated anxiety of impending doom. We also consider the haunting monstrosity of postapocalyptic visions. 1 See the writings of David Fleming in Lean Logic . 2 Muñoz, Cruising Utopia . 3 #FFFFFF Walls...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the continuity and wisdom of Randy Martin, José and others of that cohort . . . generated an almost entirely new journal. . . . [They led] a kind of exodus to a new future for the journal. In other words, José’s utopia was in effect even then.”2 Muñoz...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., engaging new forms of technology, do not require the practices of European curatorship. © 2010 Duke University Press 2010 Buzz and Rumble Global Pop Music and Utopian Impulse Jayna Brown Thinking about utopia is relevant in our times. It is particularly urgent in our globalized...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 69–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... cohere. It might be fruitful, therefore, to consider the way in which the black youth publics that continue to serve as hip-hop culture’s core constituen- cies imagine the shared utopia toward which they may be attempting to strive. Hip-hop Utopia and Mass Spectacle...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ghosts? And what is the specter that haunts our celestial future? Rather than answer the former (the ghosts of slavery, colonialism, and other terrors of capitalism) to arrive at the latter (communism, postwork utopia, etc.), we might think of future lifetimes through idle time in the present — against...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 1–15.
Published: 01 June 2002
... demonstrates that the corporate image factory needs images of the Other in order to depict its product: a technological utopia of difference. It is not however, a utopia for the Other or one that includes it in any meaningful or progressive way...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 125–134.
Published: 01 December 2014
... needed to have known him to recognize the right- ness of her observation; that quality is everywhere present in his writings and certainly abundantly so in Disidentifications and Cruising Utopia, his completed monographs.1 This “queer optic,” as he would refer in Cruis- ing Utopia to this capacity...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (4 (145)): 149–156.
Published: 01 December 2020
... up the same thematic in order to make queer studies about a much broader and deeper range of issues than had previously been the case. 8 See esp. Muñoz, Cruising Utopia . 9 See Keeling, Queer Times, Black Futures ; Musser, Sensual Excess ; Nash, Black Feminism Reimagined...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (2 (127)): 125–141.
Published: 01 June 2016
... it to say that something is afoot and that here, in the context of this special issue, the time is ripe to reassess an old materialist, Jameson, in the context of today’s new materialism. Much has already been said about Jameson’s writings on utopia, art, dialectics, allegory, history, and totality...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (4 (121)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2014
... demarcated the ways in which the name “queer of color” — like “queerness” as he would theorize it in Cruising Utopia and “brownness” in the work he was complet- ing at the time of his death — was not a fully realized phenomenon, but an aspirational horizon “not quite present but altogether attainable...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 51–69.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Kristin Ross, was reinvigorated in the 1960s.2 “China” was also, as different scholars have suggested, an Orien- talism, a misreading, a dream, a utopia, a fantasy, a weltanschauung, an epistemology through which French intellectuals could work out various of the political and aesthetic...