Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change

Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change

by Judith Roof
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415912423

ISBN-13: 9780415912426

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reproductions of Reproduction is about the loss of the paternal metaphor and how the ensuing scramble to relocate it has set off a series of representational crises. Examining the sudden popularity of such figures as cyborgs, bodybuilders, and vampires; shifts in legislation about abortion, paternity and copyright; the transition to a digital-based society;…  See more details below

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Reproductions of Reproduction is about the loss of the paternal metaphor and how the ensuing scramble to relocate it has set off a series of representational crises. Examining the sudden popularity of such figures as cyborgs, bodybuilders, and vampires; shifts in legislation about abortion, paternity and copyright; the transition to a digital-based society; the emergence of lesbian and gay studies; the growing infatuation with hyper-realistic patterns in television, this book argues that each of these manifestations represents an attempt to resituate the paternal metaphor. While this shift affects our understandings of everything from narratives to law to time, it also suggests a point of potential political intervention, allowing us to identify the full implications of these changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415912426
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue1
Introduction9
Ch. 1Reproductive Prehistories: Conceptions of Reproductive Impiety33
Ch. 2The End of Pop: Andy Warhol Meets Arnold Schwarzenegger55
Ch. 3Law in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction93
Ch. 4Unauthorized Reproduction: Vampires' Uncanny Metonymy139
Ch. 5Digital Dad: Generation by Code171
Notes199
Index217

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