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Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors

Superwomen in Modern Mythology

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Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors by Jennifer K. Stuller
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From "Wonder Woman" to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, "Charlie's Angels" to "The Powerpuff Girls", Superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. In her new book, Stuller shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boy's club barrier of tradition and reveals the pivotal role of high-heeled crime fighters in popular culture.Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy's girls and super-mothers, this is a comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking guide to female detectives, meta-humans and action heroines, as well as their creators, directors, performers, and consumers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, from Aeon to Zoe, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of "Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films" (published by I.B. Tauris, April 2008).

Author Biography

Jennifer K. Stuller is a writer and journalist, specializing in gender and sexuality in popular culture. She has been researching and speaking internationally on superwomen for over a decade. In 'Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors', author Jennifer Stuller looks at the role of superwomen in modern mythology, tracing their development in comics, in films and on television over the course of the past seven decades.
Release date Australia
January 30th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
20 integrated mono illustrations
Imprint
I.B.Tauris
Pages
256
Dimensions
134x216x18
ISBN-13
9781845119652
Product ID
3677056

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