Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 148 pages
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In her sparkling new book, Lillian Robinson looks at Wonder Women - all of them - Supergirl, Invisible Girl, Invisible Woman, She Hulk - and examines what these cartoon heroines mean for everyday life. Can you balance a home, career, and the struggle for justice? What about men? Does flying help?

Drawing upon her long career as a formidable feminist critic yet wearing her knowledge lightly, Lillian Robinson finds the essence of wonder women in our non-animated three-dimensional world. This book will delight and provoke anyone interested in the history of feminism or the importance of comics in contemporary life.
  

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As an overview of the history of Wonder Woman and the feminist implications of her various comics, appearances and incarnations, this book was well-done. I'm a huge fan of WW and what she means for ... Read full review

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Women can be powerful. And fight for any cause they believe. Read full review

Contents

Flight Plan
1
The Book of Lilith
11
Genesis Departing from Paradise
27
Chronicles Generations of SuperGirls
65
Revelation Postal Superheroes
95
Afterword
137
Works Cited
141
Index
145
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About the author (2004)

Lillian Robinson is Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal. Among her books are Monstrous Regiment, Sex, Class, and Culture, and Night Market..

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