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Queer Times, Black Futures

Kara Keeling


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 implications of scholarly, artistic, and popular investments in the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation that have persisted in Euro-American culture. Of specific interest are those Afrofuturist cultural forms and logics through which creative engagements with Black existence, technology, space, and time might be accessed and analyzed.Punctuated throughout by meditation ... More

Keywords: temporality, queer, black, Afrofuturism, speculation, racial capitalism, technology, digital media, film, the imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748329
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kara Keeling, author
University of Chicago