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Superwomen : gender, power, and representation

Author: Carolyn Cocca
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the production, representation, and reception of prominent female superheroes in mainstream superhero comics, television shows, and films"--
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
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Cocca, Carolyn, 1971- author.
Superwomen
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2016
(DLC) 2016012839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Cocca
ISBN: 9781501316562 1501316567 9781501316579 1501316575
OCLC Number: 944957784
Description: x, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Representation matters --
"The sexier the outfit, the fewer questions asked" : Wonder Woman --
"When you go out at night, you won't be alone" : Batgirl(s) and birds of prey --
"Somebody has to save our skins!" : Padmé Amidala, Leia Organa, and Jaina Solo in Star Wars --
"No such things as limits" : the X-Women --
"Slayers. Every one of us" : Buffy the Vampire Slayer --
"Part of something bigger" : Captain Marvel(s) and Ms. Marvel(s) --
Conclusion: Gender, power, and representation.
Responsibility: Carolyn Cocca.

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[A] thoughtful and timely book. * Times Literary Supplement * It most certainly fills a void as far as research concerning superwomen is concerned, both updating existing canon where characters such Read more...

 
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