Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television, 1996-2011
||O'Reilly, Julie D.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $40.00|
| Book Description: |
Starting in 1996, US television saw an influx of super human female characters. The extraordinary abilities of these women showed resistance to traditional gender roles - while the super women experienced infringements on their abilities in ways super powered men did not. They all illustrate a paradox of women's power: are these characters ever truly powerful, much less super powerful, if they cannot use their abilities fully?