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Queer Times, Black Futures$
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Kara Keeling

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780814748329

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814748329.001.0001

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“It’s after the End of the World (Don’t You Know That Yet?)”

“It’s after the End of the World (Don’t You Know That Yet?)”

Afrofuturism and Transindividuation

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Queer Times, Black Futures

Kara Keeling

NYU Press

This chapter takes the refrain from Sun Ra’s film Space Is the Place as an opening for a discussion about how the temporalities of particular Afrofuturist cultural productions participate in reorienting speculative imaginations toward the presently impossible, thereby emphasizing the salience of Gilbert Simondon’s theory of “transindividuation” as an intervention into Western conceptualizations of Being.

Keywords:   Sun Ra, transindividuation, Afrofuturism, Gilbert Simondon, music

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