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Girls on Fire : Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature - (Paperback)

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This volume examines female heroines in about 140 books of young adult dystopian literature with various themes and subgenres. It discusses the genre through an interdisciplinary/intersectional framework, dystopian literary traditions as vehicles for social critique, and girlhood and popular culture from the perspective of women’s studies, psychology, and girls’ studies, then characteristics of the genre through specific texts, including the qualities of the present that authors use in young adult dystopia, such as time, place, technology, disaster, decimation, invasion, slavery, nature, cyborgs, and zombies; other defining structures and themes, characters, and patterns, such as voice and narration, art and culture, violence, social control, walls as metaphor and reality, and choice as hope, as well as the role of boys and men and friendship; race and sexuality; and dystopian literature in the classroom. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Sarah Hentges
Language: English
Street Date: March 29, 2018
TCIN: 53299327
UPC: 9780786499281
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-9827
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