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The Ages of Wonder Woman : Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times

By: Darowski, Joseph J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9781476613611.Subject(s): Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States | Literature and society -- United States | Women in literature | Wonder Woman (Fictitious character)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Ages of Wonder Woman : Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing TimesDDC classification: 741.5/973 | 741.5973 LOC classification: PN6728.W6 A74 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; William Marstons Feminist Agenda by Michelle R. Finn; A Most Thrilling Struggle: Wonder Woman as Wartime and Post-War Feminist by Donna B. Knaff; Containing Wonder Woman: Fredric Wertham''s Battle Against the Mighty Amazon by Craig This; Wonder Woman Comic Books and Military Technology After Sputnik by Lori Maguire; Cold War Fantasies: Testing the Limits of the Familial Body by Joan Ormrod; Retiring Romance: The Superheroine''s Transformation in the 1960s by Francinne Valcour; What a Woman Wonders: This Is Feminism? by Jason LaTouche
Wonder Woman''s Lib: Feminism and the "New" Amazing Amazon by Paul R. KohlNot Quite Mod: The New Diana Prince, 1968-1973 by Peter W. Lee; The Near-Awakening of Diana Prince by W. C. Bamberger; "I No Longer Deserve to Belong": The Justice League, Wonder Woman and The Twelve Labors by Joseph J. Darowski; "Steve Trevor, Equal?" Wonder Woman in an Era of Second Wave Feminist Critique by Ruth McClelland-Nugent; Working Girl: Diana Prince and the Crisis of Career Moves by Matthew J. Smith; Backlash and Bracelets: The Patriarch''s World, 1986-1992 by D. R. Hammontree
The Dark Amazon Saga: Diana Meets the Iron Age by Nicole FreimSuper-Wonder: The Man of Steel and the Amazonian Princess as the Ultimate 1990s Power Couple by Jeffrey K. Johnson; War, Foreign Policy and the Media: The Rucka Years by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns; Out of the Refrigerator: Gail Simone''s Wonder Woman, 2008-2010 by Alison Mandaville; Greek, Roman or American? Wonder Woman''s Roots in DC''s New 52 by John Darowski and Virginia Rush; About the Contributors; Index
Summary: Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; William Marstons Feminist Agenda by Michelle R. Finn; A Most Thrilling Struggle: Wonder Woman as Wartime and Post-War Feminist by Donna B. Knaff; Containing Wonder Woman: Fredric Wertham''s Battle Against the Mighty Amazon by Craig This; Wonder Woman Comic Books and Military Technology After Sputnik by Lori Maguire; Cold War Fantasies: Testing the Limits of the Familial Body by Joan Ormrod; Retiring Romance: The Superheroine''s Transformation in the 1960s by Francinne Valcour; What a Woman Wonders: This Is Feminism? by Jason LaTouche

Wonder Woman''s Lib: Feminism and the "New" Amazing Amazon by Paul R. KohlNot Quite Mod: The New Diana Prince, 1968-1973 by Peter W. Lee; The Near-Awakening of Diana Prince by W. C. Bamberger; "I No Longer Deserve to Belong": The Justice League, Wonder Woman and The Twelve Labors by Joseph J. Darowski; "Steve Trevor, Equal?" Wonder Woman in an Era of Second Wave Feminist Critique by Ruth McClelland-Nugent; Working Girl: Diana Prince and the Crisis of Career Moves by Matthew J. Smith; Backlash and Bracelets: The Patriarch''s World, 1986-1992 by D. R. Hammontree

The Dark Amazon Saga: Diana Meets the Iron Age by Nicole FreimSuper-Wonder: The Man of Steel and the Amazonian Princess as the Ultimate 1990s Power Couple by Jeffrey K. Johnson; War, Foreign Policy and the Media: The Rucka Years by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns; Out of the Refrigerator: Gail Simone''s Wonder Woman, 2008-2010 by Alison Mandaville; Greek, Roman or American? Wonder Woman''s Roots in DC''s New 52 by John Darowski and Virginia Rush; About the Contributors; Index

Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.

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Joseph J. Darowski teaches English at Brigham Young University and has published on comic book superheroes such as the X-Men, Wonder Woman, and Superman as well as on television series such as Chuck and Frasier .

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