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Description - The Anti-Heroine on Contemporary Television: Transgressive Women by Molly J Brost

In The Anti-Heroine on Contemporary Television: Transgressive Women, Molly Brost explores the various applications and definitions of the term anti-heroine, showing that it has been applied to a wide variety of female characters on television that have little in common beyond their failure to behave in morally "correct" and traditionally feminine ways. Rather than dismiss the term altogether, Brost employs the term to examine what types of behaviors and characteristics cause female characters to be labeled anti-heroines, how those qualities and behaviors differ from those that cause men to be labeled anti-heroes, and how the label reflects society's attitudes toward and beliefs about women. Using popular television series such as Jessica Jones, Scandal, and The Good Place, Brost acknowledges the problematic nature of the term anti-heroine and uses it as a starting point to study the complex women on television, analyzing how the broadening spectrum of character types has allowed more nuanced portrayals of women's lives on television.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781498596725
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 122
Imprint: Lexington Books
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2020
Country of Publication: United States

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