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Title Heroines of film and television : portrayals in popular culture / edited by Norma Jones, Maja Bajac-Carter, and Bob Batchelor
Published Lanham : Rowan & Littlefield, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 256 pages)
Contents The erotic heroine and the politics of gender at work: a feminist reading of Mad Men's Joan Harris / Suzy D'Enbeau and Patrice M. Buzzanell -- Burn one down: Nancy Botwin as (post)feminist (anti)heroine / Katie Snyder -- Choosing her "fae"te: subversive sexuality and Lost Girl's Re/evolutionary female hero / Jennifer K. Stuller -- Torture, rape, action heroines, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Jeffrey A. Brown -- The maternal hero in Tarantino's Kill Bill / Maura Grady -- We've seen this deadly web before: repackaging the femme fatale and representing the superhero(ine) as neo-noir "black widow" in Sin City / Ryan Castillo and Katie Gibson -- Romance, comedy, conspiracy: the paranoid heroine in contemporary romantic comedy / Pedro Ponce -- Conflicted hybridity: negotiating the warrior princess archetype in Willow / Cassandra Bausman -- The woman who fell from the sky: Cowboys and Aliens' hybrid heroine / Cynthia J. Miller -- Her story, too: Final Fantasy X, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and the feminist hero's journey / Catherine Bailey Kyle -- Bollywood marriages: portrayals of matrimony in Hindi popular cinema / Rekha Sharma and Carol A. Savery -- The enduring woman: race, revenge, and self-determination in Chloe, Love Is Calling You / Robin R. Means Coleman -- The dark, twisted magical girls: Shojo heroines in Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Lien Fan Shen -- Women on the quarterdeck: the female captain as adventure hero, 1994-2009 / A. Bowdoin Van Riper -- The girl who lived: reading Harry Potter as a sacrificial and loving heroine / Norma Jones -- "It's about power and it's about women": gender and the political economy of superheroes in Wonder Woman and Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Carolyn Cocca
Summary Despite the increasing variety of heroic women portrayed in film, television, and other popular culture channels, much of the understanding of heroines has been limited to females as versions of male heroes or simple stereotypes of overly weak/strong (and even violent) women. This book analyzes the new vision of female heroes in popular culture. It features award-winning authors from a variety of disciplines, broadening our understanding of how heroines are portrayed, as well as how these important popular culture representations both simultaneously empower and/or constrain real life women
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Wiley, viewed August 25, 2014)
Subject Heroines in motion pictures.
Heroines on television.
Women in motion pictures.
Women on television.
Form Electronic book
Author Bajac-Carter, Maja, 1979- editor
Batchelor, Bob, editor
Jones, Norma, 1972- editor
ISBN 1306573300 (electronic bk.)
1442231505 (electronic bk.)
9781306573306 (electronic bk.)
9781442231504 (electronic bk.)