Gay fathers, gay citizenship: on the power of reproductive futurism and assimilation

  title={Gay fathers, gay citizenship: on the power of reproductive futurism and assimilation},
  author={Darren Langdridge},
  journal={Citizenship Studies},
  pages={728 - 741}
Edelman's new ethics of queer theory is focussed on the all-pervasive image of the child, which he argues provides the foundation for the hegemonic politics of ‘reproductive futurism’ (L. Edelman, 2004. No future: queer theory and the death drive. Durham, NC: Duke University Press). His searing criticism raises important questions for sexual citizenship, and particularly for the gay parent as citizen. Edelman's argument that queers should abandon accommodation and instead embrace their position… 

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