Post-family interventions interrogate and modify heteronormative and white-centered preconceptions of the family. This article supports that project while asking what issues an optimistic perspective on the post-family may elide. Approaching the topic through the lenses of rhetoric and cultural studies, the article focuses on dilemmas of economic and social precarity under neoliberalism that remain unaddressed by an idealized advocacy of post-family formations. Post-family discourses must learn to recognize and articulate the concerns of the besieged precariat.

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