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Empowered: The Symbolism, Feminism, and Superheroism of Wonder Woman

by Valerie Estelle Frankel

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0692409572, Paperback)

Wonder Woman is an icon…but an icon of what? To some, she’s Lynda Carter, spinning into star-studded shorts to save the day. To others, she’s a racy Halloween costume or inspiring feminist role model. Which is true? This book analyzes each era of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to George Pérez and Gail Simone’s reboots to The New 52 and television shows, cartoons, and films. Which teach the right messages for girls and boys? Which have problematic symbols? Most of all, which present an empowering female superhero and which just a fun-loving princess in an improbably clinging corset? Let’s find out.

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Every era of America's favorite superheroine analyzed. Wonder Woman is an icon...but an icon of what? To some, she's Lynda Carter, spinning into star-studded shorts to save the day. To others, she's a racy Halloween costume or inspiring feminist role model. Which is true? This book analyzes each era of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to the George Perez and Gail Simone reboots to The New 52 and television shows, cartoons and films.… (more)

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