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Deviant Women

Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity

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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About the editors

About the editors


Tiina Mäntymäki holds a Ph.D. in Language and Culture from the University of Linköping (Sweden).

Marinella Rodi-Risberg holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies (English) from the University of Vaasa (Finland).

Anna Foka holds a Ph.D. in Classical Studies and Ancient History from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom). ISBN 978-3-631-64329-7

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