Babic, Annessa Ann. America’s Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham [etc.]: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-68393-134-8
BibTeX citation key: Babic2018
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Keywords: "Wonder Woman", Gender, Nationalism, Superhero, Themes and motives, USA
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham [etc.])
America's Changing Icons is a discursive examination of the female patriotic icon in the United States. This creative and entertaining work examines her use and decline, particularly in the 20th century, with a particular focus on popular culture icons like Lady Columbia, Rosie the Riveter, and Wonder Woman. These fictional creations, used with advertisements; letters; and literature of the eras work together to craft a multi-layered and dynamic portrait of cultural politics, tides, and perceptions about American women, life, and place.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Unfurling the Red, White, and Blue (1)
1. Columbia and the American Girl During World War I (25)
Postscript: Wonder Woman’s Continual Voice (165)