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Ms. Marvel's America: No Normal

Jessica Baldanzi and Hussein Rashid


This book is a scholarly examination of the comic book character of the new Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, from multiple disciplinary approaches, including religious studies, gender studies, cultural studies, communication, and pedagogy. The essays cover topics from fashion, immigration history, technoculture, and fandom and are intended for a broad range of general and academic readers, from comics fans to comics scholars. The book’s four main sections—“Precursors,” “Nation and Religion, Identity and Community,” “Pedagogy and Resistance,” and “Fangirls, Fanboys, and the Culture of Fandom”—apply spe ... More

Keywords: superhero comics, Islam, gender, race and ethnicity, Kamala Khan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496827029
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Baldanzi, editor
Goshen College

Hussein Rashid, editor
New School

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Front Matter

Part One Precursors

Mentoring Ms. Marvel

J. Richard Stevens

Part Two Nation and Religion, Identity and Community

Part Three Pedagogy and Resistance

Classroom Heroes

Winona Landis

Part Four Fangirls, Fanboys, and the Culture of Fandom

Coda: Conversations

Interview with G. Willow Wilson

Shabana Mir, October 2017