Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors
Author : Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2010-01-30
ISBN : 0857713582
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (713 Download)
Download Free Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors PDF by Jennifer K. Stuller Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-01-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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).