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Author Brown, Jeffrey A., 1966-

Title Dangerous curves : action heroines, gender, fetishism, and popular culture / Jeffrey A. Brown

Publ Info Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2011]
 Bryant Main Stacks  PN1995.9.W6 B76 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript viii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : "where all women wear spandex and know Kung Fu" -- Gender and the action heroine : hardbodies and the point of no return -- Gender, sexuality, and toughness : the bad girls of action film and comic books -- Alias, fetishism, and Pygmalion fantasies -- "Play with me" : sexy cyborgs, game girls, and digital babes -- If looks could kill : power, revenge, and stripper movies -- "She can do anything!" : the action heroine and the modern (post-feminist) girl -- "Exotic beauties" : ethnicity and comic book superheroines -- Kinky vampires and action heroines -- When the action heroine looks -- Conclusion : wondering about Wonder Woman : action heroines as multi-fetish
LC subject Women heroes in motion pictures
Heroines in literature
Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism
Women in popular culture
ISBN 9781604737141 (cloth : alk. paper)
160473714X (cloth : alk. paper)
9781604737158 (ebook)
1604737158 (ebook)