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Dead girls : essays on surviving American obsession / Alice Bolin.

Bolin, Alice, (author.).
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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 305.4097 BOL (Text) 78551000537388 Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 305.4 BOLIN (Text) 33946003377491 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062657145
  • ISBN: 0062657143
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: girls, girls, girls -- Part 1: the dead girl show. Toward a theory of a dead girl show ; Black hole ; The husband did it ; The daughter as detective -- Part 2: lost in Los Angeles. There there ; Los Angeles diary ; Lonely heart ; This place makes everyone a gambler ; The dream -- Part 3: Weird sisters. A teen witch's guide to staying alive ; And so it is ; My hypochondria ; Just us girls -- Part 4: a sentimental education. Accomplices.
Summary, etc.:
"A collection of sharp, poignant essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women"-- Provided by publisher.
In this collection of sharp, poignant essays, Bolin blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women. Stories, novels, movies and television programs are obsessed with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised. Bolin shows how women's bodies (dead and alive) are used as props to bolster men's stories. She analyzes stories of witches and werewolves, and ends by interrogating the persistent injustices real women suffer because of the portrayal of women in media. -- adopted from back cover
Subject: Women in popular culture > United States.
Women in mass media.
Death in popular culture > United States.
Death in mass media.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
Genre: Essays.

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