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Reclaiming the Feral Feminine, An Untamed History of the Cat Archetype in Myth and Magic

This is a wide-ranging feminist exploration of the cat archetype in myth and magic. The author takes the reader on a romp through feline myth and lore and examines the many ways in which men and women have talked and thought about cats since the dawn of time.

Among the chapters are:

· The Cat Lady (Crazy, Sexy, Queer)
· The Black Cat
· Shapeshifters, Tricksters, and Femme Fatales
· Pussy Hats and Homocats
· Hello Kitty and the Cult of Cute

From the “crazy cat lady” unbowed by patriarchal prescriptions to the coveted sex kitten to the dreadful crone and her yowling compatriot, feminine feline archetypes reveal the ways in which women have been revered and reviled around the world - in Greek and Egyptian mythology, the European witch trials, Japanese folklore and contemporary film.

By combining historical research, pop culture, art analyses and original interviews, CAT CALL explores the cat and its indivisible connection to femininity and teases out how this connection can help us better understand the relationship between myth, history, magic, womanhood in the digital age and our beloved, clawed companions.

CAT CALL is a must read for millennial women, queer folk, feminists, witchy femmes and cat lovers.

More Information
  • Published : 30/09/2019
  • ISBN : 9781578636624
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Weiser Books
  • Size (mm): 152 x 229
  • Category: Magic
  • Pages : 224
  • Edition :
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