Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature

1st Edition

Kristen B. Proehl

Routledge
Published July 3, 2018
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9780815368687 - CAT# K336821
Series: Children's Literature and Culture

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Summary

From Jo March of Little Women (1868) to Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games (2008), the American tomboy figure has evolved into an icon of modern girlhood and symbol of female empowerment. Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature traces the development of the tomboy figure from its origins in nineteenth-century sentimental novels to twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and film.

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