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Sports Heroines on Film A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners

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ISBN-10: 0786476613

ISBN-13: 9780786476619

Edition: 2015

Authors: Viridiana Lieberman

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Sports films are a popular genre. In some ways they are akin to highlight reels, depicting the emotional climax of wins and losses, aggression and dominance. They also epitomize the kind of propaganda of male dominant culture, packaged for entertainment purposes.It's hard to find females in leading roles as athletes, coaches and owners in sports film story lines. With an abundance of male-focused stories, Hollywood continues to reinforce the association of athleticism with masculinity. Portrayals of women in prominent roles indicate social attitudes and values and--when looked at over time--also show what influence the women's movement has had on cinematic representation and social…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English