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Stuller, Jennifer K. Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in modern mythology. London, New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-84511-965-2
BibTeX citation key: Stuller2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Film adaptation, Gender, Myth, Superhero
Creators: Stuller
Publisher: I. B. Tauris (London, New York)
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From Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, Charlie’s Angels to The Powerpuff Girls, Superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boy’s club barrier of tradition and reveals the pivotal role of high-heeled crimefighters in popular culture. Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy’s girls and super-mothers, this is a comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking guide to female detectives, meta-humans and action heroines, as well as their creators, directors, performers, and consumers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, from Aeon to Zoë, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films.

Table of Contents

Roz Kaveney: Foreword (ix)
Acknowledgments (xi)
Introduction (1)

I  Standing on the Shoulders of Amazons
1 The Birth of Modern Mythology and the Mother of Female Superheroes (13)
2 Modern Myth, Meet Feminism (29)
3 Women of Steel: The Buff and the Backlash (53)
4 Super Grrrl Power in the 1990s and the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (65)

II  Journey of the Female Hero
5 Love Will Bring You to Your Gift: On Redemption, Collaboration, and Compassion (87)
6 Who’s Your Daddy?: On Fathers and Their Superdaughters (105)
7 Always the Mother, Never the Messiah: On Mothers, Daughters, and Women Mentoring Women (117)

III  The Mythmakers
8 Women Making Myth (137)
Conclusion: “Where Do We Go from Here?” (157)

From (A)eon to (Z)oë: A Select Glossary of Superwomen in Modern Mythology (163)
Endnotes (175)
Bibliography, Filmography, and Internet Sources (209)
Author Recommendations (231)
Index (235)
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