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Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction of the book lays out the historical and theoretical stakes of its project. It works to chart the movement from the child-in-need-of rescue (characterized by Henry James’s 1898 ... More


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Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter continues with the equation of the child in relation to the future, taking up the centrality of reproduction to any ethics premised on human survival. Through a reading of Joanna ... More


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