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Covidiots and the Clamour of the Virus-as-Question

Some Reflections on Biomedical Culture, Futurity and Finitude

Bryan Lim

distancing. Preventing death is also to preserve life. In No Future , Lee Edelman (2004) argues that the social order is always driven to proliferate itself through what he terms reproductive futurism , a rhetoric of futurity ‘which demands that all

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Chung-Hao Ku

vacuum. The boyhood Bob has no claim on the married man Bob. Although he does not use marriage and offspring to dismiss Jim, Bob implicitly subscribes to what Lee Edelman calls “reproductive futurism.” According to Edelman, the naturalized association

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Looking for Something to Signify

Something to Signify Gender Performance and Cuban Masculinity in Viva

David Yagüe González

) analysis in his book No Future . For Edelman, the queer individual is in opposition to any social norm, in contrast to what Edelman considers reproductive futurism—that is, the myth that one must protect future generations to be able to enjoy the same

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Toward a Queer Sinofuturism

Ari Heinrich, Howard Chiang, and Ta-wei Chi

heteronormativity as a hallmark of “reproductive futures.” According to one logic of reproductive futurism, for instance, the figure of the child in cultural materials often represents the future. Consequently, any representational threat to that child's corporeal

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Queer Sinofuturism

The Aberrant Movements and Posthumanist Mutations of Body, Identity, and Matter in Lu Yang's Uterus Man

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

framework, Edelman offers a critique of the child in this book as a symbol of what he calls “reproductive futurism.” He affirms that “queerness names the side of those not ‘fighting for the children,’ the side outside the consensus by which all politics

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Trauma, Time, and the ‘Singular Plural’

The Israeli Television Series Fauda

Nurith Gertz and Raz Yosef

(2004: 2) terms “reproductive futurism,” which operates to “ affirm a structure, to authenticate social order, which it then intends to transmit to the future in the form of the child” (ibid.: 3; italics in original). Smotrich’s yet unborn Jewish