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The Dragon Lady of Gotham: Feminine Power, the Mythical East, and Talia al Ghul

Tosha Taylor

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In “The Dragon Lady of Gotham: Feminine Power, the Mythical East, and Talia al Ghul,” Tosha Taylor considers the gender and race politics of Batman’s most complex enemy and ally. The chapter explores ... More


) “Exotic Beauties”: Ethnicity and Comic Book Superheroines

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how strong female characters are portrayed in comic books, focusing on various superheroines of color such as Misty Knight (African American), the most recent Batgirl (Asian), ... More


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