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Female action heroes : a guide to women in comics, video games, film, and television

Author: Gladys L Knight
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2010.
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"Catherine Gale, famously portrayed by Honor Blackman, was the first to wear a leather bodysuit on television. Foxy Brown is considered film's first black female action hero, and Chun Li in Street Fighter II the first female protagonist in a fighting video game. What do these figures have in common and what messages do they send? ... Female action heroes, like other fictional characters, not only reveal a lot about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Knight, Gladys L., 1974-
Female action heroes.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2010
(DLC) 2010004509
(OCoLC)548555691
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gladys L Knight
ISBN: 9780313376139 0313376131
OCLC Number: 659562090
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 341 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Timeline --
The bionic woman --
Buffy the vampire slayer --
Catwoman --
Charlie's angels --
Chun Li --
Chyna --
Ellen aka "The Lady" --
Ellen Ripley --
Emma Peel --
Foxy Brown --
G.I. Jane --
Helen --
Jen Yu --
Joan of Arc --
Kathryn Janeway --
Lara Croft --
Maggie Fitzgerald --
The Powerpuff Girls --
Princess Leia --
Sarah Connor --
Selene --
Storm --
Thelma and Louise --
Wonder Woman --
Xena: Warrior Princess.
Responsibility: Gladys L. Knight.

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This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games.  Read more...

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