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Ink-stained amazons and cinematic warriors : superwomen in modern mythology /

"Women have been led to believe that superheroes and heroism are not for them, and that they are little more than love interests, or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. This is a false proposition argues Jennifer K. Stuller, as she uncovers the true history of how superwomen are represented...

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Main Author: Stuller, Jennifer K.
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Standing on the shoulders of Amazons. The birth of modern mythology and the mother of female superheroes ; Modern myth, meet feminism ; Women of steel : the buff and the backlash ; Super grrrl power in the 1990s and the turn of the twenty-first century
  • Journey of the female hero. Love will bring you to your gift : on redemption, collaboration, and compassion ; Who's your daddy : on fathers and their superdaughters ; Always the mother, never the messiah : on mothers, daughters, and women mentoring women
  • The mythmakers. Women making myth
  • From (A)eon to (Z)oë : a select glossary of superwomen in modern mythology.