I need a hero: reconstructing gender and feminism through Disney's Kim Possible slash fanfiction and the hero/villain dynamic

dc.contributor.advisorFleuriet, Jill
dc.contributor.authorDeCristoforo, Maria Theresa
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHalvaksz, Jamon
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCepek, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T20:49:43Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T20:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2014
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dc.description.abstractThis project studies how people negotiate gender and sexuality online by exploring an Internet femslash fan-fiction community. Femslash fan-fiction, a genre of virtual romantic fiction pairing two "powerful" female characters from modern media, is a form of cultural practice that expresses community identity, digital personhood, and liminal gender and sexual identity by transferring masculine power to female characters. Using seminal works of psychological anthropology and Bakhtinian modes of authorship, coupled with participant observation, traditional and online interviews, Internet surveys, and text/content analysis, my project illuminates the ever-expanding grassroots online movement directly challenging the roles of women in mainstream media outlets.
dc.description.departmentAnthropology
dc.format.extent108 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781321473780
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3373
dc.languageen
dc.subjectAnthropology of Cyberspace
dc.subjectDigital Personhood
dc.subjectFanfiction
dc.subjectFemslash
dc.subjectKim Possible
dc.subjectOnline Ethnography
dc.subject.classificationCultural anthropology
dc.subject.classificationGender studies
dc.subject.classificationLGBTQ studies
dc.titleI need a hero: reconstructing gender and feminism through Disney's Kim Possible slash fanfiction and the hero/villain dynamic
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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