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Becoming unbecoming, Una

Label
Becoming unbecoming
Title
Becoming unbecoming
Statement of responsibility
Una
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys. After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame. Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies
Cataloging source
DKU
Dewey number
741.5/941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6737.U63
LC item number
B4 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Label
Becoming unbecoming, Una
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published : Brighton, UK : Myriad Editions, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn979984365
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
North American edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781551526539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979984365
  • (Sirsi) a2027093
Label
Becoming unbecoming, Una
Publication
Note
Originally published : Brighton, UK : Myriad Editions, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn979984365
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
North American edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781551526539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979984365
  • (Sirsi) a2027093

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