Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change

Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change

by Judith Roof
     
 

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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;

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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.

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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)

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