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Girls on fire : transformative heroines in young adult dystopian literature

Author: Sarah Hentges
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like many American narratives, dystopian stories often focus on males as the agents of social change. With a focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and power, the author analyzes the themes, issues and characters in young adult (YA) dystopian fiction featuring female protagonists--the Girls on Fire who inspire progressive transformation for the future"--
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Hentges, Sarah, 1976-
Girls on fire.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2018
(DLC) 2018003171
(OCoLC)1021057769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Hentges
ISBN: 9781476631448 1476631441
OCLC Number: 1030993927
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: girls on fire --
Excavating theories and legacies. Interdisciplinarity and intersectionality: modeling the complex world --
Shaping dystopic literature as young adult, feminist and critical --
Segregated feminisms: girls' studies and popular culture --
Interlude: fangirling: a passion for ya dystopia --
Excavating fiction, imagination, and application. Contemporary dystopia: living the future --
Themes, patterns, trends and transgressions --
Othered girls toward intersectional futures --
Off the page and into the world --
Conclusion: utopian visions for dystopian realities.
Responsibility: Sarah Hentges.

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Ignoring or minimizing the roles that girls and women play in the present and the future (and the past) is no longer an option. In Girls on Fire, Sarah Hentges argues that American traditions of  Read more...

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