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No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

@inproceedings{Edelman2004NoFQ,
  title={No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive},
  author={Lee Edelman},
  year={2004}
}
In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His main target is the all-pervasive figure of the child, which he reads as the linchpin of our universal politics of “reproductive futurism.” Edelman argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. He boldly… 

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