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Beyond the BlockbustersThemes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction$
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Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827135

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.001.0001

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Eliminating Extermination, Fostering Existence: Diverse Dystopian Fiction and Female Adolescent Identity

Eliminating Extermination, Fostering Existence: Diverse Dystopian Fiction and Female Adolescent Identity

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(p.187) 13 Eliminating Extermination, Fostering Existence: Diverse Dystopian Fiction and Female Adolescent Identity
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Beyond the Blockbusters
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S. R. Toliver

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.003.0013

This chapter engages in a much needed exploration of the popular sub-genre of dystopian texts with female main characters. An intersectional examination of female protagonists of color provides readers with a valuable resource to introducing diverse texts to readers and classrooms. By disrupting the hypercanon of YA dystopian texts that focus largely on white protagonists, this chapter moves conversations about identity and the treatment of marginalized populations in future societies into a more central space in the discussion surrounding these texts.

Keywords:   Dystopia, Intersectionality, Marginalized groups, Feminism, Identity

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