Jessica Jones, Scarred Superhero
Essays on Gender, Trauma and Addiction in the Netflix Series
Available on backorder
About the Book
Jessica Jones barged onto our TV and computer screens in November 2015, courtesy of Marvel and Netflix, presenting a hard-drinking female protagonist who wrestles with her own inner (and outer) demons. Gaining enhanced abilities as a teenager, she eschews the “super costume” and is far more concerned with the problems of daily life than the high-profile world of New York’s superheroes. But when Jessica falls under the control of a villain, Kilgrave, her life changes forever.
A television adaptation of parts of the acclaimed comic book, Alias, the show won a large following and critical acclaim for its unflinching look at controversial subjects, including abuse (physical, sexual and emotional), trauma, PTSD, rape culture, alcoholism, drug addiction, victims’ plight and family conflicts. This collection of new essays offers insight into the show’s complex themes and story lines.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Tim Rayborn and Abigail Keyes
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018