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Nadkarni, Samira Shirish. "“I Was Never the Hero That You Wanted Me to Be”: Feminism and Resistance to Militarism in Marvel’s Jessica Jones." Gender and the Superhero Narrative. Eds. Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott and Philip Smith. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2018. 74–100. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.003.0004
BibTeX citation key: Nadkarni2018a
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Keywords: "Alias", Adaptation, Bendis. Brian Michael, Gaydos. Michael, Gender, Postcolonialism, Superhero, TV, USA
Creators: Goodrum, Nadkarni, Prescott, Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Gender and the Superhero Narrative
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Jessica Jones’ trajectory primarily concerns gendered sociopolitical issues —including rape, rape culture, and patriarchal oppression. The show uses signifiers of film noir such as dark visual stylization, psychological representation, disturbed and obsessive sexuality, and complex gender politics as a way to critique the entrenched values of the white American elite. Jessica Jones depicts and engages with perceived threats to masculine identity such as invading and colonizing aliens from other worlds and super-powered beings on Earth who threaten conventionally understood ideas of “humanity”.
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