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Title Ms. Marvel's America : no normal / edited by Jessica Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2020]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.59 M879 2020    ---  Available
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Description xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Jessica Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid -- Part One: Precursors -- Mentoring Ms. Marvel: Marvel's Kamala Khan and the reconstitution of Carol Danvers / J. Richard Stevens -- Placing Ms. Marvel and Dust: Marvel Comics, the New York metro area, and the "muslim problem" / Martin Lund -- Part Two: Nation and Religion, Identity and Community -- Ms. Marvel is an immigrant / Hussein Rashid -- "The only nerdy Pakistani-American-Slash-inhuman in the entire universe": postracialism and politics in the new Ms. Marvel / Sika A. Dagbovie-Mullins and Eric Berlatsky -- "I would rather be a cyborg": both/and technoculture and the new Ms. Marvel / Jessica Baldanzi -- Hope and the Sa'a of Ms. Marvel / A. David Lewis -- Part Three: Pedagogy and resistance -- The transformational resistance of Ms. Marvel in America / Peter Carlson and Antero Garcia -- Classroom heroes: Ms. Marvel and feminist, antiracist pedagogy / Winona Landis -- More than a mask, burkini, and tights: fighting misrepresentation through Ms. Marvel's costume / Kristin M. Peterson -- Part Four: fangirls, fanboys, and the culture of fandom -- "Wow. many hero. much super. such girl": Kamala Khan and female comics fandom / Aaron Kashtan -- Kamala Khan, Miles Morales, and Marvel NOW! challenging the traditional white male fan / Nicholaus Pumphrey -- Coda: Conversations -- Madina on the light rail (that girl is me) / Josť Alaniz -- Interview with G. Willow Wilson / Shabana Mir -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary "Mainstream superheroes are becoming more and more diverse, with new identities for Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Though the Marvel-verse is becoming much more racially, ethnically, and gender diverse, many of these comics remain shy about religion. The new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is a notable exception, not only because she is written and conceived by two women, Sana Amanat and G. Willow Wilson, but also because both of these women bring their own experiences as Muslim Americans to her character. This distinct collection brings together scholars from a range of disciplines including literature and cultural studies, religious studies, pedagogy, and communications to engage with a single character, exploring Khan's significance for a broad readership. While acknowledged as the first Muslim superhero to headline her own series, her character appears well-developed and multifaceted in many other ways. She is the first character to take over an established superhero persona, Ms. Marvel, without a reboot of the series or death of the original character. The teenager is also a second-generation immigrant, born to parents who arrived in New Jersey from Pakistan. With essays from and about diverse voices on an array of topics from fashion to immigration history to fandom, this volume includes an exclusive interview with Ms. Marvel author and cocreator G. Willow Wilson by gender studies scholar Shabana Mir"-- Provided by publisher.
"An in-depth exploration of the current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Khan, Kamala (Fictitious character)
Marvel, Ms. (Fictitious character)
Comic books, strips, etc -- History and criticism.
Marvel, Ms. (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01934476
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst00869145
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Literary criticism. (OCoLC)fst01986215
Literary criticism.
Added Author Baldanzi, Jessica, editor.
Rashid, Hussein, editor.
ISBN 9781496827029 (hardback)
9781496827012 (trade paperback)
9781496827036 (epub)
9781496827043 (epub)
9781496827050 (pdf)
9781496827067 (pdf)

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