Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy [2 volumes]

Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy [2 volumes]

by Robin Anne Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313335893

ISBN-13: 9780313335891

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Works of science fiction and fantasy increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. This book examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music. The first volume offers

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Works of science fiction and fantasy increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. This book examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music. The first volume offers survey essays on major topics, such as sexual identities, fandom, women's writing groups, and feminist spirituality; the second provides alphabetically arranged entries on more specific subjects, such as Hindu mythology, Toni Morrison, magical realism, and Margaret Atwood. Entries are written by expert contributors and cite works for further reading, and the set closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Students and general readers love science fiction and fantasy. And science fiction and fantasy works increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. Older works demonstrate attitudes toward women in times past, while more recent works grapple with contemporary social issues. This book helps students use science fiction and fantasy to understand the contributions of women writers, the representation of women in the media, and the experiences of women in society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313335891
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Middle Ages

Nineteenth Century Fiction

Nineteenth Century Poetry

Fantasy 1900 to 1950s: Novels and Short Fiction

Science Fiction 1900-1959: Novels And Short Fiction

Comics: 1900-1959

Fantasy 1960-2005: Novels and Short Fiction

Science Fiction Novels and Short Fiction, 1960-2005

Comics: 1960-2005

Genre Poetry: Twentieth Century

Fantasy Film: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Science Fiction Film: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Anime and Manga

Television: Twentieth Century

Music: Twentieth Century

Gaming

Men Writing Women

Heroes Or Sheroes

Intersections of Race and Gender

Intersections of Class and Gender

Intersections of Age and Gender

Speculating Sexual Identities

Science

Feminist Spirituality

The Creation Of Literature For The Young

Girls and the Fantastic

Fandom

WisCon

The James Tiptree, Jr. Award

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES VOLUME II A-Z (150 + entries)

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