Radical Futurisms

Radical Futurisms Ecologies of Collapse, Chronopolitics, and Justice-to-Come

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What comes after end-of-world narratives: visions of just futurity and multispecies flourishing.

There is widespread consensus that we are living at the end-of democracy, of liberalism, of capitalism, of a healthy planet, of the Holocene, of civilization as we know it. Drawing on radical futurisms and visions of justice-to-come emerging from the traditions of the oppressed-Indigenous, African-American, multispecies, anti-capitalist-as materialized in experimental visual cultural, new media, aesthetic practices, and social movements, in this book. T. J. Demos poses speculative questions about what comes after end-of-world narratives, arguing that it's as vital to defeat fatalistic nihilism as the false solutions of green capitalism and algorithmic governance.

How might we decolonize the future, and cultivate an emancipated chronopolitics in relation to an undetermined not-yet? If we are to avoid climate emergency's cooptation by technofixes, and the defuturing of multitudes by xenophobic eco-fascism, Demos argues, we must cultivate visions of just futurity and multispecies flourishing.

Book information

ISBN: 9783956795275
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: Sternberg Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 701.03
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19402
Number of pages: 221
Weight: 442g
Height: 216mm
Width: 149mm
Spine width: 16mm