The Resource Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology, Jennifer K. Stuller

Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology, Jennifer K. Stuller

Label
Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology
Title
Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors
Title remainder
superwomen in modern mythology
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer K. Stuller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women have been led to believe that superheroes and heroism are not for them, and that they are little more than love interests, or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. This is a false proposition argues Jennifer K. Stuller, as she uncovers the true history of how superwomen are represented in popular culture. She reveals how, from Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Brislow, Charlie's Angels to The Powerpuff Girls, the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boys' club barrier of tradition for shining, if all too brief, moments." "The book details the notable differences in how women and men are represented as heroic in modern myth. Love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy's girls, and the complicated roles of superwomen who are also mothers are all explored. The spotlight is also turned onto men and women who have created modern myths with a strong female presence and Stuller concludes by speculating on the future of gender representation in superheroic myth." "A useful appendix offers resources for further information about feminist fangirl blogging, activism, and fiction, and the book features a glossary of modern mythic women."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.45675
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.8.W65
LC item number
S78 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Label
Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology, Jennifer K. Stuller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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 -- From (A)eon to (Z)oë : a select glossary of superwomen in modern mythology
Control code
ocn670430613
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781845119652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612881312
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
288131
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25276165
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670430613
  • ebsco0857713582
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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