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The Resource Beyond bombshells : the new action heroine in popular culture, Jeffrey A. Brown

Beyond bombshells : the new action heroine in popular culture, Jeffrey A. Brown

Label
Beyond bombshells : the new action heroine in popular culture
Title
Beyond bombshells
Title remainder
the new action heroine in popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beyond Bombshells analyzes the cultural importance of strong women in a variety of current media forms. Action heroines are now more popular in movies, comic books, television, and literature than they have ever been. Their spectacular presence represents shifting ideas about female agency, power, and sexuality. Beyond Bombshells explores how action heroines reveal and reconfigure perceptions about "how" and "why" women are capable of physically dominating roles in modern fiction, indicating the various strategies used to contain and/or exploit female violence. Focusing on a range of successful and controversial recent heroines in the mass media, including Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games books and movies, Lisabeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels and films, and Hit-Girl from the Kick-Ass movies and comic books, Brown argues that the role of action heroine reveals evolving beliefs about femininity. While women in action roles are still heavily sexualized and objectified, they also challenge preconceived myths about normal or culturally appropriate gender behavior. The ascribed sexuality of modern heroines remains Brown's consistent theme, particularly how objectification intersects with issues of racial stereotyping, romantic fantasies, images of violent adolescent and preadolescent girls, and neoliberal feminist revolutionary parables. Individual chapters study the gendered dynamics of torture in action films, the role of women in partnerships with male colleagues, young women as well as revolutionary leaders in dystopic societies, adolescent sexuality and romance in action narratives, the historical import of non-white heroines, and how modern African American, Asian, and Latina heroines both challenge and are restricted by longstanding racial stereotypes"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Brown, Jeffrey A.
Dewey number
809/.933522
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.5.W64
LC item number
B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women heroes in literature
  • Women in popular culture
  • Women heroes in motion pictures
  • Mass media and women
  • Action and adventure films
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Heroines in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Action and adventure films
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Heroines in literature
  • Mass media and women
  • Women heroes in literature
  • Women heroes in motion pictures
  • Women in popular culture
  • Heldin
  • Literatur
  • Comic
Label
Beyond bombshells : the new action heroine in popular culture, Jeffrey A. Brown
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3049159/image/lgcover.9781496803191.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture, rape, action heroines, and The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Teams, partners, romance, and action heroines -- Ethnicity and new action heroines -- Panthers and vixens : black superheroines, sexuality, and stereotypes in contemporary comic books -- Supermoms? : maternity and the monstrous-feminine in superhero comics -- Sex, romance, and the teenage superheroine -- Girl revolutionaries : neoliberalist, postfeminist, and feminist heroines -- Pretty little killers -- Conclusion : still wondering about Wonder Woman
Control code
ocn908146067
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781496803191
Lccn
2015008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025242073
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908146067
  • (OCoLC)908146067
Label
Beyond bombshells : the new action heroine in popular culture, Jeffrey A. Brown
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3049159/image/lgcover.9781496803191.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Torture, rape, action heroines, and The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Teams, partners, romance, and action heroines -- Ethnicity and new action heroines -- Panthers and vixens : black superheroines, sexuality, and stereotypes in contemporary comic books -- Supermoms? : maternity and the monstrous-feminine in superhero comics -- Sex, romance, and the teenage superheroine -- Girl revolutionaries : neoliberalist, postfeminist, and feminist heroines -- Pretty little killers -- Conclusion : still wondering about Wonder Woman
Control code
ocn908146067
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9781496803191
Lccn
2015008901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025242073
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o908146067
  • (OCoLC)908146067

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