Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture (häftad)
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McFarland & Co Inc
Turcotte, Gerry (foreword)
bibliography, index
226 x 150 x 15 mm
318 g
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402:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture

A Thematic Analysis of Recent Depictions

Häftad,  Engelska, 2012-07-30
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In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the increase. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes--adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality--that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of its transformative possibilities and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, this work engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
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Kimberley McMahon-Coleman is a lecturer in Bangalee, Australia. Roslyn Weaver is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include apocalypse, popular culture, childrens literature, and speculative fiction.


Table of Contents Acknowledgments Foreword: Shapeshifters Know No Bounds (Gerry Turcotte) Preface Introduction 1. Dear Diary, I Become a Monster Once a Month: Shapeshifting and Adolescence 2. Wolf Boys and Wolf Girls: Shapeshifting and Gender Politics 3. Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond: Shapeshifting, Desire and Sexuality 4. The Alpha Race: Racial and Social Politics of Shapeshifting 5. Shapeshifting and the Body: Disability, Illness and Mental Health 6. Coping, Masking and Addiction: A Little Drinking Problem 7. What to Do with Eternity? Shapeshifting and Spirituality Conclusion Works Cited Index