Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture / Edition 1 by Jane Caputi | 9780299196240 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture / Edition 1

Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Jane Caputi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299196240

ISBN-13: 9780299196240

Pub. Date: 07/30/2004

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

The essays in Goddesses and Monsters recognize popular culture as a primary repository of ancient mythic energies, images, narratives, personalities, icons, and archetypes.  Together, they take on the patriarchal myth, where serial killers are heroes, where goddesses—in the form of great white sharks, femmes fatales, and aliens—are ritually

Overview

The essays in Goddesses and Monsters recognize popular culture as a primary repository of ancient mythic energies, images, narratives, personalities, icons, and archetypes.  Together, they take on the patriarchal myth, where serial killers are heroes, where goddesses—in the form of great white sharks, femmes fatales, and aliens—are ritually slaughtered, and where pornography is the core story underlying militarism, environmental devastation, and racism.  They also point to an alternative imagination of female power that still can be found behind the cult devotion given to Princess Diana and animating all the goddesses disguised as popular monsters, queen bitches, mammies, vamps, cyborgs, and sex bombs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299196240
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Series:
Ray and Pat Browne Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,124,039
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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