If The Future Is A Fetish explores a vision of maternity which exists outside of traditional partnerships and the nuclear family, feeding instead on loss, depression, and complex sexual identity. It is hybrid and intertextual, incorporating excerpted and collaged language from queer theorists, plant life experts, and adolescent psychologists. The chapbook refutes the argument that queer people are best off embracing death and rejecting various forms of conventional reproduction, including child-bearing. While this rebellion is potentially liberating, I reject the romanticization of death—even in an self-affirming sense—given the real threats of violence faced by the queer community to which I belong. I seek out an alternative path to empowerment which rejects heteronormativity while celebrating endurance and survival.
|School:||The University of Mississippi|
|Department:||Fine Arts-Creative Writing|
|School Location:||United States -- Mississippi|
|Source:||MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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