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Unbecoming female monsters : witches, vampires, and virgins

Author: Cristina Santos
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
Series: Latin American gender and sexualities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A multicultural and interdisciplinary work that traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive powers. This book examines the female sexual maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of sexual development as seen in literature, art, film, television, and popular culture. Recommended for scholars of  Read more...
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Santos, Cristina.
Unbecoming female monsters.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2016057723
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Santos
ISBN: 9781498529631 1498529631
OCLC Number: 958798195
Description: xxii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Turning back the clock : "modern" virginities --
Breaking in vs. breaking out : negotiating the transition from girlhood to womanhood --
Maligned mother(hood)s --
Fairy tale witches and much more --
Life isn't a fairy tale and I'm no princess : the case of countess Elizabeth Bathory.
Series Title: Latin American gender and sexualities.
Responsibility: Cristina Santos.

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