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having no prospect or hope of a future

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s narrative trajectory-and with it, his past, present, and future--have been prescribed and preprogrammed by Marx such that he is also part of this futureless present.
This variety of essay in the collection relies heavily on quotation, communicating as much as possible of the dystopia in question in its own words, be it Cormac McCarthy's futureless future or Lisa Robertson's critique of a gentrified Vancouver.
Kafer herself is a deft authorial presence, quietly but assertively assuring her readers that the "we" of this book is disabled people engaged in remaking a world that has all too often rounded them up as a collective, futureless "them.
My horror interest in the futureless, dystopian, world-gone-wrong, Mad Max Africa of child soldiers, street gangs, reeking slums, refuse heaps, utter despair, misplaced belief, new-age cargo cults, and bungled rescue attempts--this horror interest is rooted in detachment.
Their trajectories may thus seem flat and futureless.
This continuous transcendence of distinctions causes a rupture not only in our ability to perceive time and to project our historical selves on a coherent temporal axis, but also in the capacity to adequately contextualize the moment we are in, crystallized within a futureless present.
This portrait of modern emptiness is further developed in Dry Salvages I; here, modernity is connected with an experience of time as a living death, "between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception" and "the future futureless.
Transport planners in the 60s simply could not conceive of the idea that a line, once closed, would need to be reopened - their mindset saw trains as dirty and futureless.
Dawe is not a generic white male; he is rather the once-proud Marine now revealed to be an uneducated and downwardly mobile leader of a group of similarly futureless men swept out of public sight and consigned to the upkeep of local graves.
And the original loan, the one masquerading as the colonizer's gift, would be repaid in emigrant sons and daughters who had been raised to believe their ancient country was futureless, its ways inferior, and the only solution was to settle abroad to make a better life.
The hard reality is they are not criminals, deviants or drug abusers; but are simply helpless, resource less, futureless innocent living creatures, who feel nobody thinks for them.
And there's no way to separate the mobilization of this abstract, disappearing artist from the wider, systemic (and some would say anthropological) crisis we are living through now: The two phenomena are linked to the same automatisms, installed within the same futureless no-time of cybernetworks.
Van Niekerk' splay-seems to register the present moment in South Africa with this same sense of the eternal present of the eschaton', a futureless world which offers economic opportunity and no redemption.
This individualized mind-screen cinema of uninvited absence, the dream of a futureless home, has replaced Hollywood, and the game machines will not satisfy as a distraction for too much longer.
Only by permitting the possibility of escape--even the notion of escape itself--will we see Pinera's work as a systemic negation, an exacerbated pessimism and a futureless nihilism.