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

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

by Jeffrey A. Brown
 

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A consideration of the many manifestations of the action heroine in film, television, contemporary popular literature, comic books, cartoons, and video games

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A consideration of the many manifestations of the action heroine in film, television, contemporary popular literature, comic books, cartoons, and video games

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“Masterfully sets out the empirical complexities and wide-ranging theoretical debates that arise from the study of action heroines in popular culture, and as such is sure to be a rewarding reference for any scholars engaged in debating the representation of women and gender in popular culture.”

—Mehita Iqani, Feminist Media Studies

“Brown offers a detailed analysis of the action heroine, how she is viewed, portrayed, and used as a commodity with as much detail and insight as Carol Clover has brought to the Final Girl and the role of women in horror films.”

—Karra Shimabukuro, Studies in Popular Culture

“Brown writes in a clear style that is easy to understand and enjoyable to read, making his work suitable for any level of film enthusiast, student, or scholar. His arguments are well supported by both references to previous scholarship and his own analyses of a plethora of textual examples. Action heroines provide a fruitful area of study, and Dangerous Curves fills an unfortunate lack of scholarship in this area.”

—Chelsea McCracken, The Velvet Light Trap

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604737158
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey A. Brown, Bowling Green, Ohio, is an associate professor of popular culture at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans (University Press of Mississippi).

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