Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television
Gladys L. Knight
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games.
• Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically
• 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols
• Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 25 female action heroes in film, television, comic books, and video games, as well as women's fashion trends and major events in women's history
• Offers a photograph of each featured, female action hero
• Presents a glossary of 39 terms, including female archetypes like "femme fatale" and social movements like "third-wave feminism"
• Provides a selected bibliography of books and Internet sites related to the topics of female action heroes, women's history, and media studies
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