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Wondering About Wonder Woman: Action Heroines as Multi-Fetish

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/9781604737141.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines a wide range of issues such as sexuality, fetishization, gender role reworkings, masquerades, the importance of fictional fathers and male creators, consumption, girlishness, ... More


The Women’s Movement and Female Action Heroes

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Could women break the barriers of Hollywood sexism? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Title VII, and Title IX facilitated change. But most important was the prevalence of new TV ... More


The Great Women Superheroes

Trina Robbins

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter details the creation of the character Wonder Woman and analyzes what she meant to readers in the 1940s. It also disputes the tendency of recent fan historians and scholars to denigrate ... More


Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90–100 (1994–1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men

Joan Ormrod

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/9781496808714.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Joan Ormrod begins the section with “Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90-100 (1994-1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men.” In an era that saw the emergence of violent, silicone-breasted, wasp-waisted ... More


Introduction: “Where all Women Wear Spandex and Know Kung Fu”

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/9781604737141.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book explores the various ways femininity is reconfigured through the language of action heroines such as Ripley from Aliens, Sarah Connor from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Maggie from Point ... More


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