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#TeamKatniss: Deconstructing the Centrality of Romance to Female Characterization

The Hunger Games stands in opposition not just to one book/series, but to a whole popular culture rooted in the imagination of women as sexual objects.

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Walkerdine: Thinking of orphan Annie and Katniss

Seeing Catching Fire again made me think of Valerie Walkerdine’s article Popular Culture and the Eroticization of Little Girls that we read, specifically the section on “Eroticized Femininity and the Working-Class Girl.”