The Warrior Women of Television: A Feminist Cultural Analysis of the New Female Body in Popular Media (Intersections in Communications and Culture)

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ISBN-13: 978-0820462196
ISBN-10: 0820462195
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About the Author

The Author: Dawn Heinecken is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in American culture studies from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and co-authored Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self-Image with Vickie Rutledge Shields.
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Product Details

  • Series: Intersections in Communications and Culture (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820462195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820462196
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,674,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book examines contemporary representations of the female action hero in La Femme Nikita, Aeon Flux, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Detailed readings focus on the ways the structure and content of each series work to create specific understandings of the body that are in contrast to those of male-centered action texts. Arguing that television texts mediate larger cultural concerns, this book considers the feminist implications of the series and uses insights from critical writings on contemporary culture and the body to discuss the ways the female hero functions as a potent contemporary cultural symbol.
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