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Super Bitches And Action Babes

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Author: Rikke Schubart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482842
Size: 27.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : un
Pages : 368
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Book Description: With actress Pam Grier’s breakthrough in Coffy and Foxy Brown, women entered action, science fiction, war, westerns and martial arts films—genres that had previously been considered the domain of male protagonists. This ground-breaking cinema, however, was—and still is—viewed with ambivalence. While women were cast in new and exciting roles, they did not always arrive with their femininity intact, often functioning both as a sexualized spectacle and as a new female hero rather than female character. This volume contains an in-depth critical analysis and study of the female hero in popular film from 1970 to 2006. It examines five female archetypes: the dominatrix, the Amazon, the daughter, the mother and the rape-avenger. The entrance of the female hero into films written by, produced by and made for men is viewed through the lens of feminism and post-feminism arguments. Analyzed works include films with actors Michelle Yeoh and Meiko Kaji, the Alien films, the Lara Croft franchise, Charlie’s Angels, and television productions such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Alias.


Film Review

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Size: 36.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Motion pictures
Languages : en
Pages :
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Ink Stained Amazons And Cinematic Warriors

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Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
ISBN:
Size: 20.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: From "Wonder Woman" to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, "Charlie's Angels" to "The Powerpuff Girls", Superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. In her new book, Stuller shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boy's club barrier of tradition and reveals the pivotal role of high-heeled crime fighters in popular culture.Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy's girls and super-mothers, this is a comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking guide to female detectives, meta-humans and action heroines, as well as their creators, directors, performers, and consumers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, from Aeon to Zoe, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of "Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films" (published by I.B. Tauris, April 2008).


Mastering Fear

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Author: Rikke Schubart
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501336738
Size: 24.53 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 384
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Book Description: Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), troubled mothers in The Babadook (2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (2008) and Inside (2007). At the fuzzy edges of the genre are dramas like Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Black Swan (2010), and middle-age women are now protagonists with Carol in The Walking Dead (2010–) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (2011–). Horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages.


Feminist Collections

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Size: 48.99 MB
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Category : Feminism
Languages : en
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Encyclopedia Of African American History 1896 To The Present From The Age Of Segregation To The Twenty First Century Five Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty first Century Five volume set PDF

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Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Size: 23.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 2672
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Book Description: Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape.Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come.


Der Weg Des Wahren Mannes

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Author: David Deida
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899018176
Size: 45.66 MB
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Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : de
Pages : 221
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Book Description: Der ultimative spirituelle Wegweiser für Männer. Was ist meine wahre Bestimmung im Leben? Was wollen die Frauen wirklich? Was macht einen guten Liebhaber aus? David Deida untersucht die wichtigsten Themen im Leben eines Mannes von Karriere und Familie über Frauen und Intimität zu Liebe und Spiritualität um Männern einen praktischen Wegweiser für ein Leben in Integrität, Echtheit und Freiheit zu geben. Mit klaren Hinweisen, stärkenden Erkenntnissen, Körperübungen und vielem mehr unterstützt Sie der international anerkannte Experte für Sexualität und Spiritualität, ein erfülltes Leben zu verwirklichen jetzt sofort und ohne Kompromisse! "Es ist an der Zeit, sich über das Macho-Ideal nur Rückgrat und kein Herz hinauszuentwickeln," schreibt David Deida. "Es ist aber auch an der Zeit, sich über das sensible Softie-Ideal, nur Herz und kein Rückgrat, hinauszuentwickeln."


Women Of Ice And Fire

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Author: Anne Gjelsvik
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501302922
Size: 65.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : un
Pages : 288
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Book Description: George R.R. Martin's acclaimed seven-book fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire is unique for its strong and multi-faceted female protagonists, from teen queen Daenerys, scheming Queen Cersei, child avenger Arya, knight Brienne, Red Witch Melisandre, and many more. The Game of Thrones universe challenges, exploits, yet also changes how we think of women and gender, not only in fantasy, but in Western culture in general. Divided into three sections addressing questions of adaptation from novel to television, female characters, and politics and female audience engagement within the GoT universe, the interdisciplinary and international lineup of contributors analyze gender in relation to female characters and topics such as genre, sex, violence, adaptation, as well as fan reviews. The genre of fantasy was once considered a primarily male territory with male heroes. Women of Ice and Fire shows how the GoT universe challenges, exploits, and reimagines gender and why it holds strong appeal to female readers, audiences, and online participants.


Gone Girl Das Perfekte Opfer

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Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027099
Size: 44.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 576
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Book Description: ›GONE GIRL – DAS PERFEKTE OPFER‹ – Der Megaseller aus den USA – Nun auch im Taschenbuch! „Was denkst du gerade, Amy?” Diese Frage habe ich ihr oft während unserer Ehe gestellt. Ich glaube, das fragt man sich immer wieder: Was denkst du? Wer bist du? Wie gut kennt man eigentlich den Menschen, den man liebt? Genau diese Fragen stellt sich Nick Dunne am Morgen seines fünften Hochzeitstages, dem Morgen, an dem seine Frau Amy spurlos verschwindet. Die Polizei verdächtigt sogleich Nick. Amys Freunde berichten, dass sie Angst vor ihm hatte. Er schwört, dass das nicht wahr ist. Dann erhält er sonderbare Anrufe. Was geschah mit Nicks wunderbarer Frau Amy? Selten wurde so raffiniert, abgründig und brillant manipuliert wie in diesem Psychogramm einer Ehe - ein teuflisch gutes Lesevergnügen.


Frankenstein Oder Der Moderne Prometheus

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Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3944893239
Size: 38.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 220
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Book Description: Schon lange ist der Medizinstudent Viktor Frankenstein von dem Gedanken besessen, den Tod mithilfe der Wissenschaft für immer zu besiegen. An der Universität Ingolstadt lernt er den mysteriösen Professor Waldmann kennen, der schon bald zu seinem Mentor wird. Mithilfe von Waldmanns Studien gelingt es Frankenstein schließlich, einen künstlichen Menschen zu erschaffen. Doch indem er in seinem Geschöpf das Monster erkennt und sich angewidert abwendet, zieht er dessen Hass nicht nur auf sich, sondern auf alle Menschen, die ihm lieb und teuer sind. Mary Shelleys Frankenstein oder Der moderne Prometheus gehört ohne Zweifel zu den großen Klassikern der Schauerliteratur und fasziniert noch heute Menschen in der ganzen Welt. Diese bibliophil gestaltete Ausgabe enthält neben der deutschen Erstübersetzung 18 Illustrationen des Künstlers Tobias Könemann und wird durch Textbeiträge von Uwe Siebert, Thomas Hofmann und Onkel Urian ergänzt.