Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change

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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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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
Prologue 1
Introduction 9
Ch. 1 Reproductive Prehistories: Conceptions of Reproductive Impiety 33
Ch. 2 The End of Pop: Andy Warhol Meets Arnold Schwarzenegger 55
Ch. 3 Law in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 93
Ch. 4 Unauthorized Reproduction: Vampires' Uncanny Metonymy 139
Ch. 5 Digital Dad: Generation by Code 171
Notes 199
Index 217
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