Men who hate women and women who kick their asses : Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy in feminist perspective

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PT9876.22.A6933 Z825 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PT9876.22.A6933 Z825 2012x
Stieg Larsson was an unabashed feminist in his personal and professional life and in the fictional world he created, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest are full of graphic depictions of violence against women, including stalking, sexual harassment, child abuse, rape, incest, serial murder, sexual slavery, and sex trafficking, committed by vile individual men and by corrupt, secretive institutions. How do readers and moviegoers react to these depictions, and what do they make of the women who fight back, the complex masculinities in the trilogy, and the ambiguous gender of the elusive Lisbeth Salander?

These lively and accessible essays expand the conversation in the blogosphere about the novels and films by connecting the controversies about gender roles to social trends in the real world.

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Subjects Larsson, Stieg, -- 1954-2004 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Larsson, Stieg, -- 1954-2004 -- Themes, motives.
Misogyny in literature.
Violence in literature.
Women in literature.
Feminism in literature.
Social values in literature.
Violence in women in popular culture.
Publisher Nashville, Tenn. :Vanderbilt University Press,2012
Contributors King, Donna Lee.
Smith, Carrie Lee, 1975-
Language English
Description xix, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780826518491 (alk. paper)
0826518494 (alk. paper)
9780826518507 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0826518508 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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