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Deviant Women: Cultural, Linguistic, and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity,
Vaasa University.
Vaasa University.
(Gender& History)
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures and genres. Such a choice of variety shows that representations of deviance accommodate meaning-making spaces and possibilities for resistance in different socio-cultural and literary contexts. The construct of the deviant woman is analysed from literary, sociolinguistic and historical-cultural perspectives, revealing insights about cultures and societies. Furthermore, the studies recognise and explain the significance of the concept of deviance in relation to gender that bespeaks a contemporary cultural concern about narratives of femininity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2015. , TBC p.
Keyword [en]
Gender Studies, Sexuality, Violence, Cultural Constructs
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences General Language Studies and Linguistics General Literature Studies History and Archaeology
Research subject
genusvetenskap; Byzantine Studies; Cultural Anthropology; Linguistics; Literature; English; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91240ISBN: ISBN 978-3-631-64329-7 pb. (Softcover)ISBN: ISBN 978-3-653-03319-9 (eBook)OAI: diva2:783368

Contents: Anna Foka: Beyond Deviant: Theodora as the Other in Byzantine Imperial Historiography – Wang Lei:Ghosts and Spirits as the objet a in Pu Songling’s Strange Tales from Make-Do Studio – Sanna Karkulehto/Ilmari Leppihalme: Deviant Will to Knowledge: The Pandora Myth and Its Feminist Revisions – Tiina Mäntymäki: Carnivalesque Masquerade. Lisbeth Salander and Her Trickster Agency – Marinella Rodi-Risberg:Trauma and Contextual Factors in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees: Incest, Race and Gendered Subjectivities – Caroline Enberg: «Baby Killer!» - Media Constructions of a Culturally Congruent Identity for Casey Anthony as Mother and Female Offender – Maj-Britt Höglund: The Absent Female Rotarian in Finland: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Rotary Norden – Anka Ryall: A Deviant in the Arctic – Gerald Porter: «Foremost in Violence and Ferocity»: Women Singing at Work in Britain – Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh/Sandra Joyce: «Threshing in the Haggard to her Heart’s Delight»: Women and Erotic Expression in Irish Traditional Song.

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