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Author Lehtonen, Sanna, 1979-

Title Girls transforming [Axis 360 electronic resource] : invisibility and age-shifting in children's fantasy fiction since the 1970s / Sanna Lehtonen.

Imprint Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy ; 38
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Magic cloaks and potions: motifs and tropes of invisibility and age-shifting -- Witch power-invisibility, age-shifting and empowerment -- Deconstructing and reconstructing female subjectivity: magic transformation and girls' coming of age -- Discourses of gender, power and desire: invisibility and female gaze -- Crossing borders: queer aging.
Summary This book explores representations of girlhood and young womanhood in recent English-language children's fantasy by focusing on two fantastic body transformation types: invisibility and age-shifting. Drawing on recent feminist and queer theory, the study discusses the tropes of invisibility and age-shifting as narrative devices representing gendered experiences. The transformations offer various perspectives on a girl's changing body and identity and provide links between real-life and fantastic discourses of gender, power, invisibility and aging. The main focus is on English-language fantasy
Subject Children's stories -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism.
Girls in literature.
Magic in literature.
Self-realization in literature.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Age groups in literature.
Age groups (OCoLC)fst00800174
Children's stories (OCoLC)fst00856632
Fantasy fiction (OCoLC)fst00920710
Girls (OCoLC)fst00942866
Identity (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00966892
Literature (OCoLC)fst00999953
Magic (OCoLC)fst01005468
Self-realization (OCoLC)fst01111892
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: 9780786461363 0786461365 (DLC) 2013007857
ISBN 1476601933 (electronic bk.)
9781476601939 (electronic bk.)
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