Ormrod, JM., 2018.
WONDER WOMAN THE FEMALE BODY AND POPULAR CULTURE
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Wonder Woman, the Female Body and Popular Culture analyses key moments in the near eighty-year history of the world's most iconic superheroine through the focus of the female body. Created in the early 1940s as a role model of female empowerment and beauty, this book explores how Wonder Woman's body was constructed through popular cultural representations of women in the mass media, comic book culture and political and social debates in the different eras. The heroine was created to counter masculine violence. The book explores how Wonder Woman's body is constructed through the increasing sophistication of technology and communications, globalisation and the changing roles and expectations of women throughout the twentieth century. As such, her body articulates expectations of female potential, strategies that constrain her power and the transformation of her mission from love leader to the greatest warrior in the DC transmedia universe.