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Super bitches and action babes : the female hero in popular cinema, 1970-2006

Author: Rikke Schubart
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With actress Pam Grier's breakthroughs in Coffy and Foxy Brown, women entered action, science fiction, war, westerns and martial arts films--genres that had previously been considered the domain of male protagonists. This ground-breaking cinema is still viewed with ambivalence. This work examines five female archetypes: dominatrix, Amazon, daughter, mother and rape-avenger"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schubart, Rikke.
Super bitches and action babes.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
(DLC) 2007005283
(OCoLC)83609493
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rikke Schubart
ISBN: 9780786482849 0786482842 9781322077659 1322077657
OCLC Number: 607648951
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 360 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Female heroes in an age of ambivalence --
The rise against men --
"Godmother" of them all : the rise and fall of Pam Grier --
A pure dominatrix : Ilsa, she-wolf of the SS --
Enough! : birth of the rape-avenger --
From the margins --
Meiko Kaji : woman with a vengeance --
"Beautiful vase made of iron and steel" : Michelle Yeoh --
Failed female hero? : "queen of martial arts" Cynthia Rothrock --
Into the action --
Sigourney Weaver : the Alien series and the mother archetype --
Daddy's action girl : Nikita and the daughter archetype --
The warrior and the wardrobe : the Amazon hero --
Age of ambivalence --
Disturbing creature : the female soldier in the war film --
The action star persona of Milla Jovovich --
High trash heroines : Lara, Beatrix, and three angels.
Responsibility: Rikke Schubart.
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