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Dangerous Curves

Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Dangerous Curves( )
Author: Brown, Jeffrey A.
ISBN:978-1-61703-940-9
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...
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Pages:278
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / History & Criticism
Social Science / Popular Culture
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.91 Pounds

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