Action Chicks

New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture

Authors: Inness, S.

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Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the Twent-first-century? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts women? Do the characters escape traditional gender role expectations? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes? The essays in Action Chicks provide fans with a new look at their favourite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine. A fascinating collection that's bound to stir up some excitement.

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SHERRIE A. INNESS is Professor of English at Miami University. She is the author/editor of several books including Disco Divas: Women, Gender, and Popular Culture in the 1970s, Cooking Lessons: The Politics of Gender and Food, and Delinquents and Debutantes: Twentieth-Century American Girls' Cultures. She lives in Fairfield, Ohio, USA.

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'From action figures to video games, this book explains who the chicks are and what they mean. Trenchant and compelling analysis.' - Robin Roberts, Louisiana State University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Action Chicks
Book Subtitle
New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Sherrie A. Inness
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8124-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403981240
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6403-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6396-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 293
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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