I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning by Maria FerreiraI Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning by Maria Ferreira

I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning

byMaria Ferreira

Hardcover | February 28, 2005

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The idea of human cloning has fascinated writers and philosophers for centuries and has been dramatized in myths and fiction. This volume traces these fictional illustrations of human cloning from some of the earlier manifestations to more contemporary responses. Using a feminist and psychoanalytic perspective, this book examines parthenogenesis and other related fantasies, and argues that cloning could be an important tool in helping women achieve a more egalitarian status. Ferreira contemplates the new psychological implication for humanity that will arise as a result of the development and application of genetic engineering and the possible implementation of human cloning. This is one of the first books wholly devoted to a specifically literary analysis of the many issues surrounding the fantasy of human cloning, which could in fact become a reality at any moment. It makes it a timely contribution to the controversial political, social, ethical, cultural, and philosophical debate on cloning and its numerous ramifications.
Title:I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human CloningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:February 28, 2005Publisher:ABC-Clio, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313320063

ISBN - 13:9780313320064

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?I Am the Other is a welcome addition to cloning scholarship. It may skirt some issues or texts, but it also offers fresh readings of others that seem to have been critically flogged to death. Above all, it constitutes an extremely useful theoretical framework for future work with other literary texts in the field, including those omitted here. As such, the study will probably remain a standard reference work.??Science Fiction Studies