Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

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9780313376122: Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

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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Catherine Gale, famously portrayed by Honor Blackman, was the first to wear a leather bodysuit on television. Foxy Brown is considered film's first black female action hero, and Chun Li in Street Fighter II the first female protagonist in a fighting video game. What do these figures have in common and what messages do they send?

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Gladys L. Knight is a freelance writer. She is the author of Greenwood's Icons of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists of the Civil Rights Movement.

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