Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture
||Brown, Jeffrey A.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. Jeffrey A. Brown discusses this immensely popular character type, the action heroine, as an example of, and challenge to, existing theories about gender as a performance identity. Her assumption of heroic masculine traits combined with her sexualized physical...