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Goddesses and Monsters Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture

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ISBN-10: 0299196240

ISBN-13: 9780299196240

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jane Caputi

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The essays in Goddesses and Monsters recognize popular culture as a primary repository of ancient mythic energies, images, narratives, personalities, icons, and archetypes.nbsp; Together, they take on the patriarchal myth, where serial killers are heroes, where goddesses—in the form of great white sharks, femmes fatales, and aliens—are ritually slaughtered, and where pornography is the core story underlying militarism, environmental devastation, and racism.nbsp; They also point to an alternative imagination of female power that still can be found behind the cult devotion given to Princess Diana and animating all the goddesses disguised as popular monsters, queen bitches, mammies, vamps,…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction : tracing the goddess/facing the monster
Patriarchal myth
Jaws as patriarchal myth
Sleeping with the enemy as Pretty woman part II?
Femme noire (with Lauri Sagle)
The pornography of everyday life
Gods and monsters
The new founding fathers : the lore and lure of the serial killer in contemporary culture
American psychos
Small ceremonies : ritual in Natural born killers, Forrest Gump, and Follow me home
The gods we worship : sexual murder as religious sacrifice
Myth and technology
Seeing elephants : the myths of phallotechnology
Sex, radiation, and the sacred
Unthinkable fathering : connecting incest and nuclearism
On the lap of necessity : myth and technology through the energetics philosophy of Teresa Brennan
Female potency
Goddesses and monsters
The second coming of Diana
Facing change : African mythic origins in Octavia Butler's parable novels
The naked goddess : pornography, female potency, and the sacred
The cyborg or the goddess?