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Wonder Woman: New edition with full color illustrations (Comics Culture) New edition, Kindle Edition
|Length: 265 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Age Level: 16 - 99||Grade Level: 10 and up|
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"Zounds! Who knew the wonders of Wonder Woman's sadomasochistic complexities? If you only know the TV show, get ready for the ropes and lassoes and chains of the 40's comics as examined by Noah Berlatsky. Be sure to buy the e-book to see the original images in glorious color!"--Linda Williams "UC Berkeley "
"Engaging and entertaining."--Sean Kleefeld "FreakSugar "
"In this smart and engaging book, Noah Berlatsky reveals how psychology, polyamory, bondage, feminism, and queer identities inspired comic books' most enduring superheroine. A fascinating read for anyone interested in comics, pop culture, or gender politics!"--Julia Serano "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity "
"Insightful...Berlatsky examines some of the most complex and controversial aspects of Wonder Woman. The analysis is solid, the research is thorough, and the conclusions are valid."--Publishers Weekly
"An engaging read from start to finish, and Berlatsky's love of Golden Age Wonder Woman comics comes through on every page."--Comics Journal
"The research is astonishing. The dedication is breathtaking. And the fact that this would actually be usable as a college textbook in either a women's literature, comic history, or even pop culture class is awesome."--Comic Booked.com
"[Berlatsky] reminds us of how Wonder Woman's non-normative forms of sexuality and womanhood actually challenge sexism. "--Public Books
"Berlatsky, the editor of Hooded Utilitarian (a comics and culture site), has written a work filled with deep scholarly insights on the history and politics of Wonder Woman's creator, as well as a larger examination of the histories, lifestyles and personal ethos that gave rise to one of popular culture's most powerful figures."--Mic.com
"Noah Berlatsky took a deep dive into the marriage of psychology and artwork that is [William] Marston's enduring pop culture impact."--New City Lit.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- File size : 15314 KB
- Print length : 265 pages
- Publisher : Rutgers University Press; New edition (May 31, 2017)
- Publication date : May 31, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0721LWVVM
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0813564190
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,671,296 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The magic of his writing is that, although you never look at Wonder Woman the same way again, it doesn’t detract from the whimsically childish enjoyment of the comics themselves. Rereading the original comics are still incredibly enjoyable, but now on multiple levels. Knowing Marston’s underlying motivations and inspirations doesn’t remove any of the absurd joy at Amazons riding space-hopping kangaroos. If anything, the reading becomes more fun thinking about all the different levels that the stories cover.
Noah Berlatsky has proven himself to be one of the top feminist writers in the country, and this book is absolutely necessary to truly understand Wonder Woman’s place in American pop culture.
I was reminded at times of Ed Wood's story, and how (in certain ways) open the society of 1940s America was, with the war and then later returning veterans and a sense of moral possibility, culturally and narratively - reflected in the occasional studies of and movies about that time period. Oftentimes the impulse is to conflate WWII and post-WWII with the early 1950s, which was, in many ways, a reaction to that time - there was a sense that America had gone off the rails, and that the communists, who now had nuclear capabilities, were going to overcome us because of what was perceived at the time as moral weakness.
Works like this are important to understanding current stories, and the myths we hold about our grandparents and ourselves. "Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marsten/Peters Comics" is a great place to begin the conversation, or to continue it - especially if you, as a reader, prize intellectually measured analysis, rather than sentimental myth.