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LOTHIAN, Alexis
Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Old Futures explores the social, political, and cultural forces feminists, queer people, and people of color invoke when they dream up alternative futures as a way to imagine transforming the present. Lothian shows how queer possibilities emerge when we practice the art of speculation: of imagining things otherwise than they are and creating stories from that impulse. Queer theory offers creative ways to think about time, breaking with straight and narrow paths toward the future laid out for the reproductive family, the law-abiding citizen, and the believer in markets. Yet so far it has rarely considered the possibility that, instead of a queer present reshaping the ways we relate to past and future, the futures imagined in the past can lead us to queer the present. [publisher's note]

Published by New York University Press, 2018
Essays / Feminism / Gender Studies / Literature

Price: 27€

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LOTHIAN, Alexis - Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility