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The Resource Wonder Woman Unbound : the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Tim Hanley

Wonder Woman Unbound : the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Tim Hanley

Label
Wonder Woman Unbound : the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
Title
Wonder Woman Unbound
Title remainder
the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine
Statement of responsibility
Tim Hanley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women's lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman's feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world's most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman's iconic status"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanley, Tim
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6728.W6
LC item number
H34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wonder Woman
  • Women in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Literature and society
Label
Wonder Woman Unbound : the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Tim Hanley
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107430283
  • 31223107430275
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2:
  • The silver age.
  • A Herculean task
  • Focus on the family, or Superman is a jackass
  • Conforming to the code
  • Interlude 2:
  • Letters and advertisements
  • Part 3:
  • The bronze age.
  • Wonder Woman no more
  • Introduction
  • Doin' it for themselves
  • Restoration and re-creation
  • The mundane modern age
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Part 1:
  • The golden age.
  • The utopian alternative
  • Damsels in distress
  • Amazon princess, bondage queen
  • Interlude 1:
  • Wonder Woman's extra features
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 304 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781613749098
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013045111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 859187727
  • (OCoLC)859187727
Label
Wonder Woman Unbound : the Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine, Tim Hanley
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107430283
  • 31223107430275
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2:
  • The silver age.
  • A Herculean task
  • Focus on the family, or Superman is a jackass
  • Conforming to the code
  • Interlude 2:
  • Letters and advertisements
  • Part 3:
  • The bronze age.
  • Wonder Woman no more
  • Introduction
  • Doin' it for themselves
  • Restoration and re-creation
  • The mundane modern age
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Part 1:
  • The golden age.
  • The utopian alternative
  • Damsels in distress
  • Amazon princess, bondage queen
  • Interlude 1:
  • Wonder Woman's extra features
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 304 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781613749098
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013045111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 859187727
  • (OCoLC)859187727

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