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Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology

Author: Jennifer K Stuller
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2010.
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"Women have been led to believe that superheroes and heroism are not for them, and that they are little more than love interests, or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. This is a false proposition argues Jennifer K. Stuller, as she uncovers the true history of how superwomen are represented in popular culture. She reveals how, from Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Brislow, Charlie's Angels to  Read more...
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Stuller, Jennifer K.
Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2010
(OCoLC)741481218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer K Stuller
ISBN: 9781845119652 1845119657
OCLC Number: 432408241
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Standing on the shoulders of Amazons: The birth of modern mythology and the mother of female superheroes ; Modern myth, meet feminism ; Women of steel : the buff and the backlash ; Super grrrl power in the 1990s and the turn of the twenty-first century --
Journey of the female hero: Love will bring you to your gift : on redemption, collaboration, and compassion ; Who's your daddy : on fathers and their superdaughters ; Always the mother, never the messiah : on mothers, daughters, and women mentoring women --
The mythmakers: Women making myth --
From (A)eon to (Z)oë : a select glossary of superwomen in modern mythology.
Other Titles: Superwomen in modern mythology
Responsibility: Jennifer K. Stuller.

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From Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, "Charlie's Angels" to "The Powerpuff Girls", Superwomen are more than just sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy's girls and  Read more...

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"Blogging as "Ink-Stained Amazon" in the Bitch blogs, Jennifer Stuller took on Barbarella, Lois Lane, and Tura Satana with her blog Girl on Film. With her new book, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Read more...

 
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