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The cinematic life of the gene

Author: Jackie Stacey
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2010.
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"What might the cinema tell us about how and why the prospect of cloning disturbs our most profound ideas about gender, sexuality, difference, and the body? In The Cinematic Life of the Gene, the pioneering feminist film theorist Jackie Stacey argues that as a cultural technology of imitation, cinema is uniquely situated to help us theorize 'the genetic imaginary', the constellation of fantasies that genetic  Read more...
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Stacey, Jackie.
Cinematic life of the gene.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)741480930
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Stacey
ISBN: 9780822344940 0822344947 9780822345077 0822345072
OCLC Number: 456729514
Description: xvi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The hell of the same : cloning, Baudrillard, and the queering of biology --
She is not herself : the deviant relations of Alien : resurrection --
Screening the gene : femininity as code in Species --
Cloning as biomimicry --
Genetic impersonation and the improvisation of kinship : Gattaca's queer visions --
The uncanny architectures of intimacy in Code 46 --
Cut-and-paste bodies : the shock of genetic simulation --
Leading across the in-between : transductive cinema in Teknolust --
Enacting the gene : the animation of science in Genetic admiration.
Responsibility: Jackie Stacey.

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A leading feminist film theorist argues that the cinema animates the tropes of and enacts our fears about cloning and other kinds of genetic engineering.  Read more...

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