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Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049

Editors: Neill, Calum (Ed.)

  • Forms the vanguard of responses Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ from a Lacanian perspective
  • Includes essays from leading scholars in the field including: Slavoj Zizek Calum Neill, and Todd McGowan
  • Revisits and moves beyond the implications of the human-replicant relationship to consider issues of ideology, politics, and spectatorship
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About this book

This book provides a collection of Lacanian responses to Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 from leading theorists in the field. 
Like Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner film, its sequel is now poised to provoke philosophical and psychoanalytic arguments, and to provide illustrations and inspiration for questions of being and the self, for belief and knowledge, the human and the post-human, amongst others. This volume forms the vanguard of responses from a Lacanian perspective, satisfying the hunger to extend the theoretical considerations of the first film in the various new directions the second film invites. Here, the contributors revisit the implications of the human-replicant relationship but move beyond this to consider issues of ideology, politics, and spectatorship. 
This exciting collection will appeal to an educated film going public, in addition to students and scholars of Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic theory, cultural studies, film theory, philosophy and applied psychoanalysis.

About the authors

Calum Neill is Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, and Director of Lacan in Scotland. He has written a number of monographs, including Without Ground: Lacanian Ethics and the Assumption of Subjectivity (2011) and Jacques Lacan: The Basics (2017). He is the co-editor of both the Palgrave Lacan Series the three volume guide Reading Lacan’s Ecrits (2018-2021).

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 27, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56754-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 27, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-56753-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049
Editors
  • Calum Neill
Series Title
The Palgrave Lacan Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56754-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56754-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56753-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 234
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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