The Resource Deconstructing Twilight : psychological and feminist perspectives on the series, Donna M. Ashcraft

Deconstructing Twilight : psychological and feminist perspectives on the series, Donna M. Ashcraft

Label
Deconstructing Twilight : psychological and feminist perspectives on the series
Title
Deconstructing Twilight
Title remainder
psychological and feminist perspectives on the series
Statement of responsibility
Donna M. Ashcraft
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using feminist and psychological theory, Deconstructing Twilight examines the behavior, relationships, and gender roles depicted in the popular Twilight series. Using perspectives from both fans and detractors of the series, it discusses whether the character of Bella, and the series in general, is antifeminist or an example of modern feminism, and whether the relationship between Bella and Edward is healthy or maladjusted. Integrating research findings and theories in the areas of personality and social psychology, as well as scenes from the novels and surveys of readers, Deconstructing Twilight separates myth from reality regarding the series' depictions of women, men, romantic relationships, and motherhood. A social learning perspective is employed to demonstrate the effect the novels can have on gender role formation and the development of relationship scripts in young adult readers. Social psychological concepts are used to explain and integrate the discrepant views of fans and anti-fans. Because explaining course concepts through the use of scenes and storylines from the Twilight series seizes students' interest and fosters in-depth learning, Deconstructing Twilight encourages student engagement, understanding, and learning in the areas of women's and gender studies, psychology, and interpersonal relationships. The book's interdisciplinary approach will be of use in courses on introduction to women's and gender studies, personality psychology, social psychology, psychology of adjustment, psychology of women, women in literature, abnormal psychology, intimate relationships, and cultural studies."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashcraft, Donna Musialowski
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3613.E979
LC item number
Z57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meyer, Stephenie
  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Sex role in literature
  • Psychology and literature
  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Literature
  • Psychology and literature
  • Sex role
  • United States
Label
Deconstructing Twilight : psychological and feminist perspectives on the series, Donna M. Ashcraft
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index
Contents
Feminist or feminine? -- The motherhood mystique -- The work/family dichotomy -- The damsel in distress -- The embodiment of patriarchy -- Breaking up is hard to do -- Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? -- Integrating the views
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 247 p.
Isbn
9781433116384
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774697142
  • (OCoLC)ocn774697142
Label
Deconstructing Twilight : psychological and feminist perspectives on the series, Donna M. Ashcraft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index
Contents
Feminist or feminine? -- The motherhood mystique -- The work/family dichotomy -- The damsel in distress -- The embodiment of patriarchy -- Breaking up is hard to do -- Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? -- Integrating the views
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 247 p.
Isbn
9781433116384
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774697142
  • (OCoLC)ocn774697142

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