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Tough Girls: Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture

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Tough girls are everywhere these days. Whether it is Ripley battling a swarm of monsters in the Aliens trilogy or Captain Janeway piloting the starship Voyager through space in the continuing Star Trek saga, women strong in both body and mind have become increasingly popular in the films, television series, advertisements, and comic books of recent decades.

In Tough Girls, Sherrie A. Inness explores the changing representations of women in all forms of popular media and what those representations suggest about shifting social mores. She begins her examination of tough women in American popular culture with three popular television shows of the 1960s and '70s-The Avengers, Charlie's Angels, and The Bionic Woman-and continues through such contemporary pieces as a recent ad for Calvin Klein jeans and current television series such as The X-files and Xena: Warrior Princess. Although all these portrayals show women who can take care of themselves in ways that have historically been seen as uniquely male, they also variously undercut women's toughness. She argues that even some of the strongest depictions of women have perpetuated women's subordinate status, using toughness in complicated ways to break or bend gender stereotypes while simultaneously affirming them.

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Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-217) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812216738
Subtitle:
Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture
Author:
Inness, Sherrie A.
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Femininity (Psychology)
Subject:
Women in mass media
Subject:
Femininity.
Subject:
Toughness
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Series:
Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, & Political Culture
Publication Date:
December 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.04x6.06x.65 in. .84 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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