Women of Blaxploitation How the Black Action Film Heroine Changed American Popular Culture
List price: $29.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: This critical study examines the ways in which the blaxploitation heroines of the early 1970s reshaped the presentation of African American actresses on screen and, to a certain degree, the perception of African American females in general. It discusses the social, political and cultural context in which blaxploitation films emerged. The work focuses on four African American actresses?Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Teresa Graves and Jeanne Belle?providing critical and audience response to their films as well as insight into the perspectives of the actresses themselves. The eventual demise of the blaxploitation genre due to formulaic plots and lack of character development is also discussed. Finally, the work addresses the mainstreaming of the action heroine in general and a recent resurgence of interest in black action movies. Relevant film stills and a selected filmography including cast list and plot synopsis are also included.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 8/11/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Reshaping African American Femininity: Mammy, Aunt Jemima, Sapphire and Action Heroine|
|Cultivating the Seed|
|Here Comes the Queen|
|Call Me Cleo|
|Love That Woman and Watch the Dynamite|
|The End of Blaxploitation|
|Aliens, Terminators and Outlaws: The Mainstreaming of the Action Heroine|
|Metamorphosis of the Black Action Heroine|