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New Heroines : Female Embodiment and Technology in 21st-Century Popular Culture (Hardcover) (Katheryn

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This study examines how portrayals of teen and young adult heroines in 21st-century popular culture connect to cultural discourses about female embodiment and technology (as opposed to Joseph Campbell's hero's journey), outlining a theoretical framework for a new kind of heroism characterized by the process of becoming an individual and a character's special talent or ability that is beyond the average person. It emphasizes the questions of what traits make a character heroic in the 21st century and what role the heroine plays in her network, discussing Katniss from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games series; Zoey Redbird from the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast, Tris Prior in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth; Elsa and Anna in the film Frozen; Hazel Grace from John Green's The Fault in Our Stars; Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai; and comparisons between the new heroine of the 21st century to the “New Woman” figure of the late 19th century. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women's Studies, Media Studies, Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Katheryn Wright
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2016
TCIN: 50275119
UPC: 9781440832796
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1867
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