Global Fluidity: Coalitional Worldbuilding in the Afterlife of Posthumanism

Grimmer, Chelsea. Global Fluidity: Coalitional Worldbuilding in the Afterlife of Posthumanism. 2019. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.
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Global Fluidity argues that contemporary queer of color poetry, fiction, and popular culture theorize the relationships between property, gender, sexuality, and race in the current environmental crisis. Across genre and form, these texts respond to cultural preoccupations with death and “the human,” using representations of water to articulate the conditions of livability. Representing water as matter for building anti-racist and anti-colonial queer and crip worlds, contemporary queer of color literature and popular culture articulate alternate livabilities across languages and borders as much as genres and forms.

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