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Rayborn, Tim und Abigail Keyes (Hgg.): Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero. Essays on Gender, Trauma and Addiction in the Netflix Series. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. (241 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-6684-6
BibTeX citation key: Rayborn2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Alias", Adaptation, Bendis. Brian Michael, Collection of essays, Crime comics, Gaydos. Michael, Superhero, TV, USA
Creators: Keyes, Rayborn
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Abstract
Jessica Jones barged onto our screens in November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting a hard-drinking protagonist who wrestles with her own inner (and outer) demons. Gaining enhanced abilities as a teenager, she eschews the “super costume” and is far more concerned with the problems of daily life. But when Jessica falls under the control of a villain, her life changes forever.
Based on the comic book Alias, the show won a large following and critical acclaim for its unflinching look at subjects like abuse, trauma, PTSD, rape culture, alcoholism, drug addiction, victims’ plight and family conflicts.
This collection of new essays offers insight into the show’s complex themes and story lines.

Table of Contents

Robert G. Weiner: Foreword: The Not Quite Super Jessica Jones (1)
Tim Rayborn and Abigail Keyes: Introduction (5)

Daniel Binns: “Even you can break”: Jessica Jones as Femme Fatale (13)
Nicholas William Moll: Elite and Famous: Subverting Gender in the Marvel Universe with Jessica Jones (28)
Aleah Kiley and Zak Roman: “AKA Occasionally I give a damn”: Mirrored Archetypes and Gender Power in Jessica Jones (44)
Lillian Céspedes González: Jessica Jones: Gender and the Marvel Phenomenon (64)
CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson: AKA Marvel Does Darkness: Jessica Jones, Rape Allegories and the Netflix Approach to Superheroes (83)
Janis Breckenridge: Sobriety Blows: Whiskey, Trauma and Coping in Netflix’s Jessica Jones (105)
Sharon Packer: Jessica Jones, Women and Alcohol Use Disorders (121)
Melissa C. Johnson: Jessica Jones’s Feminism: AKA Alias Gets a ­Fixed-It (133)
Melissa Wehler: The Haunted Hero: The Performance of Trauma in Jessica Jones (145)
Brian Fuller and Emily D. Edwards: Integrity, Family and Consent: The Ontological Angst of Jessica Jones (161)
Courtney Lee Weida: From the Hellmouth to Hell’s Kitchen: Analyzing Aesthetics of Women Survivors and Spaces in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jessica Jones (189)
Valerie Estelle Frankel: Battling Bluebeard, Fighting for Hope: The Heroine’s Journey (203)
Justin Wigard: “Is that real or is it just in my head?” “Both”: Chronotopal Representations of Patriarchal Villainy and the Feminist Antihero in Marvel’s Jessica Jones (221)

About the Contributors (235)
Index (237)


  
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