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Goddesses and monsters : women, myth, power, and popular culture

Author: Jane Caputi
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press/Popular Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in Goddesses and Monsters recognize popular culture as a primary repository of ancient mythic energies, images, narratives, personalities, icons and archetypes.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caputi, Jane.
Goddesses and monsters.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press/Popular Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607449587
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Caputi
ISBN: 0299196208 9780299196202 0299196240 9780299196240
OCLC Number: 53084060
Notes: "A Ray and Pat Browne book."
Description: x, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : tracing the goddess/facing the monster --
Jaws as patriarchal myth --
Sleeping with the enemy as Pretty woman part II? --
Femme noire (with Lauri Sagle) --
The pornography of everyday life --
The new founding fathers : the lore and lure of the serial killer in contemporary culture --
American psychos --
Small ceremonies : ritual in Natural born killers, Forrest Gump, and Follow me home --
The gods we worship : sexual murder as religious sacrifice --
Seeing elephants : the myths of phallotechnology --
Sex, radiation, and the sacred --
Unthinkable fathering : connecting incest and nuclearism --
On the lap of necessity : myth and technology through the energetics philosophy of Teresa Brennan --
Goddesses and monsters --
The second coming of Diana --
Facing change : African mythic origins in Octavia Butler's Parable novels --
The naked goddess : pornography, female potency, and the sacred --
The cyborg or the goddess?
Responsibility: Jane Caputi.
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