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dc.contributor.authorPepe, Sarah
dc.description.abstractBack in the 1940's Wonder Woman stood alone as a symbol of female strength, but now, in the 21st century, our female heroes reflect the reality that women need each other's love and support--as well as that of men--in order to fight back against the forces which seek to oppress us. Strikingly, three out of four of the shows in this study contain at least one instance in which heroes share space in the same literal body in order to perform feats of strength and courage: Garnet is two souls occupying a single body; all the sensates have the ability to share thoughts silently and pilot one another's bodies; and in season 4 of Buffy, the Scoobies perform a spell which imbues Buffy herself with the strengths of all of her friends so they might collectively defeat Adam, that season's "big bad." Notably, Jessica Jones lacks this kind of example, but its themes of abuse and bodily and mental invasion preclude the possibility of this type of intimate space-sharing feeling safe.en_US
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dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Literatureen_US
dc.subjectWomen superheroesen_US
dc.subjectWomen in popular cultureen_US
dc.subjectWomen on televisionen_US
dc.subjectGender identity on televisionen_US
dc.subjectWonder Woman (Fictitious character) -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectJessica Jones (Fictitious character) -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectBuffy, the vampire slayer (Television program) -- History and criticismen_US
dc.subjectSteven Universe (Television program) -- History and criticismen_US
dc.title“The Source of Our Power”: female heroes and restorative collaboration in contemporary televisionen_US
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltz
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