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Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Old Futures traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media. Centering ... More


Epilogue: Queer Geek Politics after the Future

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Old Futures ends with a short epilogue that considers how the role of speculative futures in political discourse and popular culture have shifted over the period when the book was researched and ... More


Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Isaac West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, the book takes up ... More


Introduction: The Future’s Queer Histories

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter unpacks what is at stake in Old Futures’ identification of a queer cultural politics for speculative fiction, in terms of both of queer studies’ approaches to time and scholarship on ... More


Dystopian Impulses, Feminist Negativity, and the Fascism of the Baby’s Face

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Building on the insights of the previous chapter, the second chapter of part 1 turns to feminist dystopian fiction written by antifascist British women between the First and Second World Wars. Man’s ... More


Afrofuturist Entanglements of Gender, Eugenics, and Queer Possibility

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part 2 (A Now that Can Breed Futures: Queerness and Pleasure in Black Science Fiction) turns to black diasporic speculative imagining as it has been used to create futures for those rendered ... More


Science Fiction Worlding and Speculative Sex

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 extends part 2’s analysis of queered and gendered black futurities to the realm of racialized queer masculinity, focusing on the work of Samuel R. Delany. His writing provides a bridge ... More


Try This at Home: Networked Public Sexual Fantasy

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The second wormhole connects part 2’s chapters on black queer science fiction with the media cultures that part 3 analyzes through an exploration of sexual fantasy as a speculative world-making ... More


How to Remix the Future

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 moves from futures depicted on screen to the audiences who take them up and respond to them by highlighting grassroots cultures of video remix that have flourished since the early years of ... More


Transition States in the Chaotic Pacific, 1812–1848

Edward Sugden

in Emergent Worlds: Alternative States in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479899692
eISBN:
9781479843435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899692.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the historical fold between a declining Spanish colonialism and a coming but not inevitable US imperial nation-state. Terming this midzone the “transition state,” it shows how ... More


Queer Times, Black Futures

Kara Keeling

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780814748329
eISBN:
9781479841998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748329.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Contestations over “the future” and “futurity” have been central to formulations of time throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Queer Times, Black Futures considers the ... More


PISSAR’s Critically Queer and Disabled Politics

Isaac West

in Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the queer activism of People in Search of Safe and Accessible Restrooms (PISSAR)—a genderqueer and disability coalition committed to improving accommodations in campus ... More


“There Are No Gay People Here”: Expanding the Boundaries of Queer Youth Visibility in the Rural United States

Mary L. Gray

in Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the intersections between place and identity. The quote in the title is from the author’s ethnographic fieldwork in Kentucky, during which a politician indicated that no one ... More


“An Infinite and Undefinable Movement”

Fatima El-Tayeb

in European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The queering of ethnicity in Europe refers to Europe’s deliberate indifference to non-European minorities. This concluding chapter discusses how three methodological approaches have been used to ... More


French Studies and Discourses of Sexuality

Emma Wilson

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

French Studies in the UK has responded rather quickly to queer theory and its questioning of sexuality compared to related disciplines in France, in part through increased dialogue with French ... More


The Borderlines of Family Reunification

Leah Perry

in The Cultural Politics of U.S. Immigration: Gender, Race, and Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479828777
eISBN:
9781479833108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828777.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the importance of family in 1980s immigration discourse. While family reunification has been the primary focus of immigration policy since 1965, in the context of the ... More


An Introduction to Dance and Gender

Wendy Oliver and Doug Risner

in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 introduces the relationship between dance and gender, inquiring into the ways dance is gendered in Western society today and the significance of these findings. An extensive review of ... More


Pornography’s Play(ing) of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 reads black women’s diverse performance of race play in contemporary American pornography, focusing on three sites of analysis. First, I discuss the performance of black female/white male ... More


Interracial Iterations and Internet In(ter)ventions

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 analyzes the adult entertainment industry niche of interracial pornography focusing on performances of (inter)racial aggression. I argue that BDSM becomes a critical lens for elucidating ... More


The Work of Literature in an Age of Queer Reproduction

in French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312151
eISBN:
9781846315282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315282.002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines notions of HIV infection and the practices associated with the choices of bareback or unsafe sex and how they contribute to subject-formation in some contemporary queer ... More


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