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The Resource The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture, edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II

The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture, edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II

Label
The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture
Title
The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although the last three decades have offered a growing, changing body of scholarship on images of fantastic women in popular culture, these studies either tend to focus on one particular variety of fantastic female (the action or sci-fi heroine), or on her role in a specific genre (villain, hero, temptress). This edited collection strives to define the "Woman Fantastic" more fully, in a range of media. The Woman Fantastic may appear in speculative or realist settings, but her presence is always recognizable. Her gendered textual and cultural construction seems entirely fantastic. Neither second- or third-wave role model nor "positive" image to counteract something perceived as "negative," she instead embodies an artificial construction of womanhood that "does" gender in ways that reflect back to us what we mean when we talk about gender. The concept of the "Woman Fantastic" signals this volume's focus on textual constructions that foreground artificiality--through futuristic contexts, fantasy worlds, alternate histories, or the display of super powers that challenge the laws of physics, chemistry, and/or biology. In chapters devoted to certain television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, contributors discuss feminist negotiation of today's economic and social realities. Senior scholars and rising academic stars offer compelling analyses of fantastic women: from Wonder Woman and She-Hulk to Talia Al Ghul and Martha Washington; from Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville Series to Cinda Williams Chima's The Seven Realms Series; and from Battlestar Gallactica's female Starbuck to Game of Thrones' Sansa and even Elaine Barrish Hammond of USA's Political Animals"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.23082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.W65
LC item number
W615 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1980-
  • 1977-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Helford, Elyce Rae
  • Carroll, Shiloh
  • Gray, Sarah
  • Howard, Michael R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in mass media
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Women in mass media
Label
The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture, edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
948826441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781496808714
Lccn
2016016556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606395
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948826441
Label
The woman fantastic in contemporary American media culture, edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
948826441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781496808714
Lccn
2016016556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026606395
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948826441

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