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Love in the time of cloning: science fictions of transgressive kinship.

Wasson, Sara-Patricia (2004) Love in the time of cloning: science fictions of transgressive kinship. Extrapolation, 45 (2). pp. 130-144. ISSN 0014-5483

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This article presents a discussion on science fiction related to cloning. Science fiction has long played with the notion of the doubled self, and the speculative potential of the double was extended when the term "human cloning" entered cultural parlance in the late 1960s. Bolstered by Gordon Rattray Taylor's popular non-fiction book "The Biological Time-Bomb," numerous narratives contemplated the potential risks, advantages, exploitations, perversities, and satisfactions of having or being a clone.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0014-5483
Uncontrolled Keywords: human cloning; doubled self; kinship;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 800 Literature > 800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
Library of Congress Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Item ID: 2281
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 11:26
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 11:34
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2281

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