Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective

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Feminist takes on depictions of violence against women and changing gender roles in Stieg Larsson's thrillers
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Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective

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Overview


Feminist takes on depictions of violence against women and changing gender roles in Stieg Larsson's thrillers
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A scholarly but cheeky survey"
--Star News

"For both feminist scholars and fans of the Millennium trilogy, this thought-provoking collection indeed lives up to its title by kicking ass."
--Bust

"This book would make a thoughtful present for the feminist Dragon Tattoo fan in your life."
--Gender Focus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826518507
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 842,640
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Donna King is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Carrie Lee Smith is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Introduction

Donna King and Carrie Lee Smith

Misogyny and Mayhem

Always Ambivalent: Why Media Is Never Just Entertainment

Abby Ferber

Kick-Ass Feminism: Violence, Resistance, and Feminist Avengers in Larsson's Trilogy

Kristine De Welde

Lisbeth Salander as the "Final Girl" in the Swedish "Girl Who" Films

Karen Ritzenhoff

Accounts of Violence against Women: The Potential of Realistic Fiction

Roberta Villalon

State Complicity in Men's Violence against Women

Patricia Yancey Martin

Gender and Power in the New Millennium

The Gender Ambiguity of Lisbeth Salander: Third-Wave Feminist Hero?

Judith Lorber

Third-Wave Rebels in a Second-Wave World: Polyamory, Gender, and Power

Mimi Schippers

Men Who Love Women: Pro-feminist Masculinities in the Millennium Trilogy

Michael Kimmel

Tiny, Tattooed, and Tough as Nails: Representations of Lisbeth Salander's Body

Catherine (Kay) G. Valentine

Hacker Republic: Cyberspace and the Feminist Appropriation of Technology

Sophie Statzel Bjork-James

Is This What Equality Looks Like? Working Women in the Millennium Trilogy

Diane Levy

Swedish Perspectives

Corporations, the Welfare State, and Covert Misogyny in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Anna Westerstahl Stenport and Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm

Lisbeth Salander and Her Swedish Crime Fiction "Sisters": Stieg Larsson's Hero in a Genre Context

Kerstin Bergman

Is Mikael Blomkvist the Man of the Millennium?

Sara Karrholm

Readers' Responses

An Open Letter to the Next Stieg Larsson

LeeAnn Kriegh

Pippi and Lisbeth: Fictional Heroes across Generations

Meika Loe

Feminist Bloggers Kick Larsson's Ass: Reading Resistance Online

Jessie Daniels

Feminist Avenger or Male Fantasy? Reading the Reception of the Millennium Trilogy

Caryn Murphy

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