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The Child to ComeLife After the Human Catastrophe$
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Rebekah Sheldon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689873

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001

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The Child to Come

Rebekah Sheldon

University of Minnesota Press

The first chapter considers the predictively foreclosed temporality through which popular environmentalism gains its sense. It reads the child as a crucial affective and conceptual technology allowing environmentalism to disavow its central insight that matter is mobile. It also looks into and compares the disavowal to feminist new materialist accounts of the queerness of matter.

Keywords:   Queer theory, Environmentalism, Media, Literature, Science fiction criticism, Feminist science studies, Biopolitics, Biotechnology

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