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The child to come : life after the human catastrophe

Author: Rebekah Sheldon
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016] ©20
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together queer theory, ecocriticism, and science studies, The Child to Come draws on and extends arguments in childhood studies about the interweaving of the child with the life sciences. Sheldon reveals that neither life nor the child are what they used to be. Under pressure from ecological change, artificial reproductive technology, genetic engineering, and the neoliberalization of the economy, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sheldon, Rebekah, 1978-
Child to come.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016008375
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebekah Sheldon
ISBN: 9781452953090 1452953090 9781452953083 1452953082
OCLC Number: 948670726
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
Contents: Introduction: face --
Future --
Life --
Planet --
Birth --
Labor --
Conclusion: child.
Responsibility: Rebekah Sheldon.

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Bringing together queer theory, ecocriticism, and science studies, The Child to Come draws on and extends arguments in childhood studies about the interweaving of the child with the life sciences. Sheldon reveals that neither life nor the child are what they used to be. Under pressure from ecological change, artificial reproductive technology, genetic engineering, and the neoliberalization of the economy, the queerly human child signals something new: the biopolitics of reproduction. By promising the pliability of the body's vitality, the pregnant woman and the sacred child have become the paradigmatic figures for twenty-first century biopolitics.

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"Across literature and film, theory and technology, abundance and scarcity, Rebekah Sheldon shows us how The Child is being destroyed at the same time it is being made as a term of cultural currency. Read more...

 
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