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The concluding coda takes a stance against population as a useful concept. Climate change has recharged the concept of population within policy and politics. In contrast, the coda argues that population, as a concept for governing human fertility, is infused with racisms and dangerous designations of surplus life. Reopening the question of what infrastructures have been reproduced in the name of governing fertility, the coda puts forward the alternative concept of distributed reproduction, a concept that stretches beyond bodies to critically investigate the extensive relations that support or diminish life. The coda calls for refusing the infrastructures and imaginaries that were built, and not built, for the sake of economy and population.

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