On Replacement

Cultural, Social and Psychological Representations

Editors: Owen, Jean, Segal, Naomi (Eds.)

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  • Presents a timely contribution to the field as films and TV series about replacement are on the rise
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach that appeals to humanities and social sciences scholars, particularly those interested in the cultural and social-psychological phenomena of our age
  • Investigates various forms of replacements such as AI and doubling, incest and bedtricks, imposters and revenants, human rights and ‘surrogacy’, intertextuality and adaptation
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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the human drama of replacement. Is one’s irreplaceability dependent on surrounding oneself by a replication of others? Is love intrinsically repetitious or built on a fantasy of uniqueness? The sense that a person’s value is blotted out if someone takes their place can be seen in the serial monogamy of our age and in the lives of ‘replacement children’ – children born into a family that has recently lost a child, whom they may even be named after. The book investigates various forms of replacement, including AI and doubling, incest and bedtricks, imposters and revenants, human rights and ‘surrogacy’, and intertextuality and adaptation. The authors highlight the emotions of betrayal, jealousy and desire both within and across generations. On Replacement consists of 24 essays divided into seven sections: What is replacement?, Law & society, Wayward women, Lost children, Replacement films, The Holocaust and Psychoanalysis. The book will appeal to anyone engaged in reading cultural and social representations of replacement.

About the authors

Dr Jean Owen is an independent researcher based in London, UK. Her academic interests lie in feminist theory, incest studies, psychoanalysis, anthropology, narrative traditions, and first-person writing. She has published articles on Anaïs Nin, Kathryn Harrison and Krys Lee.

Professor Naomi Segal researches in comparative literature, psychoanalysis and the body at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her most recent monographs are Consensuality: Didier Anzieu, Gender and the Sense of Touch (2009) and André Gide: Pederasty and Pedagogy (1998). She has run Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu/) since its origin in 2007.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76010-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Replacement
Book Subtitle
Cultural, Social and Psychological Representations
Editors
  • Jean Owen
  • Naomi Segal
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76011-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76011-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76010-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 272
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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