Summary Book Review Queer and Deleuzian Temporalities by Rachel Loewen Walker:
Download pdf or read book Queer and Deleuzian Temporalities written by Rachel Loewen Walker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rachel Loewen Walker's original study of Deleuze's theory of temporality advances a concept of the living present as a critical juncture through which novel meanings and activisms take flight in relation to new feminist materialisms, queer theory, Indigenous studies, and studies of climate. Drawing on literature, philosophy, popular culture, and community research, Loewen Walker unsettles the fierce linearity of our stories, particularly as they uphold fixed systems of gender, sexuality, and identity. Treading new ground for Deleuzian studies, this book focuses on the non-linearity of the living present to show that everything is within rather than outside of time. Through this critical re-evaluation, which takes in climate change, queer and trans politics, and Indigenous sovereignty, Queer and Deleuzian Temporalities “thickens” the present moment. By opening up multiple pasts and multiple futures we are invited to act with a deepened level of accountability to all possible timelines.