Geek Heroines: An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture

by
Karen M. Walshauthor

Karen M. Walsh earned her Doctor of Laws at the UConn School of Law and is a core contributor for GeekMom.

Geek Heroines: An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture

20191031

Greenwood

Pages 376
Topics Amanda Waller;Broadnax, Jamie;Buffy the Vampire Slayer;Comic Books;Dana Scully;Fisher, Carrie;Gamergate;Jessica Jones;Sarkeesian, Anita;Star Wars;Video Games;Popular Culture: Icons and Celebrities

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Geek Heroines: An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture

Author(s): Walsh, Karen;
Contributors: Walsh, Karen;
Abstract:

Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community.


• Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities

• Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues

• Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications

• Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations

SortTitle: geek heroines: an encyclopedia of female heroes in popular culture
Keyword(s): Amanda Waller; Broadnax, Jamie; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Comic Books; Dana Scully; Fisher, Carrie; Gamergate; Jessica Jones; Sarkeesian, Anita; Star Wars; Video Games; Popular Culture: Icons and Celebrities
Author Info:
Karen M. Walshauthor

Karen M. Walsh earned her Doctor of Laws at the UConn School of Law and is a core contributor for GeekMom.

eISBN-13: 9781440866418
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440866401
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 376
Publication Date: 20191031