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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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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-68393-134-8
BibTeX citation key: Babic2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Wonder Woman", Gender, Nationalism, Superhero, Themes and motives, USA
Creators: Babic
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham [etc.])
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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

Acknowledgments (ix)
Prelude: Columbia and Columbianism (xiii)

Introduction: Unfurling the Red, White, and Blue (1)

1. Columbia and the American Girl During World War I (25)
2. Wonder Women Fetishes and Fantasies (57)
3. Redesigning the 1950s American Woman (91)
4. Bra Burning and Other Misdemeanors (121)
5. The Gulf Wars and the Changing Light (147)

Postscript: Wonder Woman’s Continual Voice (165)

Images (169)
Selected Bibliography (177)
Index (195)
About the Author (201)

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