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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
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Rebekah Sheldon

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0006

The fifth chapter considers the anxious fantasy of life’s withdrawal in contemporary sterility apocalypses. These fantasmatic representations—principally Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men and the science fiction franchise Battlestar Galactica—hinge on the miraculously restored fertility of a woman of color. Ultimately, these works serve to highlight the history of racialized labor and enforced reproduction.

Keywords:   Science fiction criticism, Popular culture, Posthumanism, Feminist science studies, Biopolitics, Reproductive politics, Race, Film criticism

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