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Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths

Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths (Paperback)

By Morales, Helen

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    27 Jul 21

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyonce. The picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways -- glossing over misogyny ...while omitting the seeds of feminist resistance. Many of today's harmful practices, like school dress codes, exploitation of the environment, and rape culture, have their roots in the ancient world. But in Antigone Rising, classicist Helen Morales reminds us that the myths have subversive power because they are told -- and read -- in different ways. Through these stories, whether it's Antigone's courageous stand against tyranny or the indestructible Caeneus, who inspires trans and gender queer people today, Morales uncovers hidden truths about solidarity, empowerment, and catharsis. Antigone Rising offers a fresh understanding of the stories we take for granted, showing how we can reclaim them to challenge the status quo, spark resistance, and rail against unjust regimes.
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ISBN 9781472273642
Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472273642
Stock Release date is 27 July 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Wildfire
Released 27 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Morales, Helen
Category Social & Cultural History
Ancient Greek Religion
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 292.13082
Weight 160g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mythology, Classical, Women - Mythology
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly