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Deviant Women

Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity

Edited By Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg and Anna Foka

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures and genres. Such a choice of variety shows that representations of deviance accommodate meaning-making spaces and possibilities for resistance in different socio-cultural and literary contexts. The construct of the deviant woman is analysed from literary, sociolinguistic and historical-cultural perspectives, revealing insights about cultures and societies. Furthermore, the studies recognise and explain the significance of the concept of deviance in relation to gender that bespeaks a contemporary cultural concern about narratives of femininity.
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Deviant women : cultural, linguistic and literary approaches to narratives of feminity / Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg, Anna Foka (eds.).

pages cm

Includes index.ISBN 978-3-631-64329-7

1. Femininity in literature. 2. Deviant behavior in literature. 3. Female offenders in literature. 4. Femininity. 5. Deviant behavior. 6. Female offenders. I. Mäntymäki, Tiina, 1960- II. Rodi-Risberg, Marinella. III. Foka, Anna, 1981-

PN56.F4D49 2015809’.933522--dc23


Cover illustration: “Anygirl”© Solveig Jelena Candolin

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