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Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television (Hardback)
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Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television (Hardback)

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Hardback 341 Pages / Published: 08/06/2010
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This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games.


* Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically

* 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols

* Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 25 female action heroes in film, television, comic books, and video games, as well as women's fashion trends and major events in women's history

* Offers a photograph of each featured, female action hero

* Presents a glossary of 39 terms, including female archetypes like "femme fatale" and social movements like "third-wave feminism"

* Provides a selected bibliography of books and Internet sites related to the topics of female action heroes, women's history, and media studies

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313376122
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 254 x 179 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is the first work to cover strong women characters in media since Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture (Palgrave Macmillian, 2004). Its broad appeal makes it a good fit for public, school, and academic libraries and for anyone interested in gender roles and the historical time line of female toughness." - Library Journal
"The writing is engaging; the content is accurate and makes good reading. A fun addition to reference collections from high school and up." - Booklist

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