Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors Superwomen in Modern Mythology

ISBN-10: 1845119657

ISBN-13: 9781845119652

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jennifer K. Stuller

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In this comprehensive history, inquiry, critique, and reference guide, Stuller argues that Superwomen, from Wonder Woman to Charlie's Angels, are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. She shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the traditional boy's club barrier to reveal the pivotal role of high-heeled crimefighters in popular culture. Chapter topics include love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy's girls, and the complicated roles of superwomen who are also mothers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author ofSuperheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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
Conclusion: "Where Do We Go from Here?"
From (A)eon to (Z)o�: A Select Glossary of Superwomen in Modern Mythology
Bibliography, Filmography, and Internet Sources
Author Recommendations
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