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The Resource The besieged ego : doppelgangers and split identity onscreen, Caroline Ruddell

The besieged ego : doppelgangers and split identity onscreen, Caroline Ruddell

Label
The besieged ego : doppelgangers and split identity onscreen
Title
The besieged ego
Title remainder
doppelgangers and split identity onscreen
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Ruddell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Besieged Ego critically appraises the representation, or mediation, of identity in film and television through a thorough analysis of doppelgangers and split or fragmentary characters. The prevalence of non-autonomous characters in a wide variety of film and television examples calls into question the very concept of a unified, 'knowable' identity. The form of the double, and cinematic modes and rhetorics used to denote fragmentary identity, is addressed in the book through a detailed analysis of texts drawn from a range of industrial, historical and cultural contexts. The doppelganger or double carries significant cultural meanings about what it means to be 'human' and the experience of identity as a gendered individual. The double also expresses in fictional form our problematic experience of the world as a social, and supposedly whole and autonomous, subject. The Besieged Ego therefore raises important questions about the representation of identity onscreen and concomitant issues regarding autonomy and what it means to be 'human'. Key Features Charts a generic account of the double onscreen Case studies include horror, fantasy, comedy, Japanese and Korean film
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruddell, Caroline
Dewey number
791.43653
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D635
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doubles in motion pictures
  • Doppelgängers
  • Split self in motion pictures
  • Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Doppelgängers
  • Doubles in motion pictures
  • Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures
Label
The besieged ego : doppelgangers and split identity onscreen, Caroline Ruddell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why Psychoanalysis?
  • The Ego in Freud and Lacan
  • The Monster Within
  • Gendering the Double
  • Doubled Up: Body Swapping, Multiple Performance and Twins in the Comedy Film
Control code
870272517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748692033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8s5dvx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870272517
Label
The besieged ego : doppelgangers and split identity onscreen, Caroline Ruddell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why Psychoanalysis?
  • The Ego in Freud and Lacan
  • The Monster Within
  • Gendering the Double
  • Doubled Up: Body Swapping, Multiple Performance and Twins in the Comedy Film
Control code
870272517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (145 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748692033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8s5dvx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870272517

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