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The Resource Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture, Sherrie A. Inness

Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture, Sherrie A. Inness

Label
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture
Title
Tough girls
Title remainder
women warriors and wonder women in popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Sherrie A. Inness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Also of interest-- Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture Lori Landay
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Inness, Sherrie A
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in mass media
  • Toughness (Personality trait)
  • Femininity
  • Femininity
  • Toughness (Personality trait)
  • Women in mass media
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Meisjes
  • Representatie (algemeen)
  • Massamedia
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Label
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture, Sherrie A. Inness
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Tough girl as one of the boys : Jodie Foster, Gillian Anderson, and the threat of masculinity
  • ch. 6
  • Tough women in outer space : the final frontier
  • ch. 7.
  • Post-Apocalyptic tough girls : has the road warrior met his match?
  • ch. 8.
  • Tough girls in comic books : beyond wonder woman
  • ch. 9.
  • Tough girl for a new century: Xena, Warrior Princess
  • ch. 1.
  • Beyond muscles : what does it mean to be tough?
  • ch. 2.
  • Semi-tough : Emma Peel, Charlie's Angels, the Bionic Woman, and other wanna-bes
  • ch. 3.
  • Pretty tough : the cult of femininity in women's magazines
  • ch. 4.
  • Lady killers : tough enough?
Control code
ocn606998854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512807172
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512807172
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4w45nj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606998854
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Tough girls : women warriors and wonder women in popular culture, Sherrie A. Inness
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Tough girl as one of the boys : Jodie Foster, Gillian Anderson, and the threat of masculinity
  • ch. 6
  • Tough women in outer space : the final frontier
  • ch. 7.
  • Post-Apocalyptic tough girls : has the road warrior met his match?
  • ch. 8.
  • Tough girls in comic books : beyond wonder woman
  • ch. 9.
  • Tough girl for a new century: Xena, Warrior Princess
  • ch. 1.
  • Beyond muscles : what does it mean to be tough?
  • ch. 2.
  • Semi-tough : Emma Peel, Charlie's Angels, the Bionic Woman, and other wanna-bes
  • ch. 3.
  • Pretty tough : the cult of femininity in women's magazines
  • ch. 4.
  • Lady killers : tough enough?
Control code
ocn606998854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512807172
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9781512807172
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4w45nj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606998854
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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