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Modern Amazons

Author: Dominique Mainon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103279
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(Book). The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Catwoman; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and the Ilsa trilogy; Hong Kong cinema and warriors like Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; sci-fi warriors from Star Trek , Blade Runner , and Star Wars ; supersleuths and spies like the Avengers and Charlie's Angels; and gothic warriors such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Van Helsing . In addition, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos of these popular-culture icons in action, interesting articles and sidebars about themes, trends, weapons, style, and trivia, as well as a complete filmography of more than 150 titles.

Modern Amazons

Author: Bill Dobbins
ISBN: 9783822812914
Size: 34.22 MB
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A tribute to the muscular physiques of women bodybuilders and fitness competitors, Modem Amazons is a unique collection of photos by Bill Dobbins presenting a startling vision of a radically new kind of femininity. With an introductory essay describing bodybuilding's impact on modern society and fascinating vignettes of the individual women and their achievements. Modern Amazons ist eine Hommage an die athletischen Kbrperformen herausragender Bodybuilderinnen und Fitness-Sportlerinnen, eine einzigartige Fotosammlung von Bill Dobbins, der damit seine Vision einer neuen Art von Weiblichkeit prêsentiert. Mit einem einleitenden Essay über den Einfluss des Bodybuildings auf unsere Gesellschaft und faszinierenden Hintergrundinfos zu Leben und Werdegang der einzelnen Sportlerinnen. Hommage aux corps sculpturaux des championnes de culturisme et de fitness, Modern Amazons, compilation unique des photos de Bill Dobbins, nous ouvre une fenêtre sur une féminité radicalement nouvelle. Avec, en introduction, un essai analysant l'impact du body-building sur cotre société contemporaine, cet album surprenant inclut également de fascinantes vignettes personnalisées sur ces femmes et leurs accomplissements.

The Early Amazons

Author: J. H. Blok
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004100770
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As a people of warrior women, the Amazons represent a paradox both for modern scholarship and for archaic Greek culture. This book offers a new reading of the literary and visual record in a historical assessment of mythical representations.

Ancient Women In Modern Media

Author: K. S. Burns
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388121X
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While the role of women in western society has changed since the time of the great classical eras of Greece and Rome, the heroines of ancient myth remain just as potent to modern audiences as they were for their original creators. Regardless of genre or medium, these women of antiquity retain their power to reinforce, challenge, or outright shatter popular beliefs about the attributes, limitations, and social roles of women. This collection of eight essays examines the legacy of the heroines of antiquity in a variety of contexts, from the page to the stage to the screen, in order to understand why Helen of Troy, the Amazons, and their fellow ladies of myth have remained such vital figures today, and how they have evolved to retain and increase their stature. The contributors to this volume adopt an array of perspectives in order to do justice to the rich legacy of mythic women. These authors hail from three different continents and specialize in multiple disciplines, including Classical Studies, English, and Gender Studies. These diverse approaches make this book applicable to scholars with a wide variety of skills and interests, and ensure the topic a multifaceted treatment in the tradition of the humanities.

Into The Hearts Of The Amazons

Author: Tom DeMott
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 0299216438
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Into the Hearts of the Amazons is part rousing travel adventure through a little-known world and part popular ethnography, exploring how Zapotec women earned their legendary status in a remote corner of southern Mexico. To satisfy his curiosity about this culture, Tom DeMott journeyed to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, where he discovered a thriving modern-day matriarchy among the people of the Isthmus—a cultural crossroads, breeding ground for rebels, and home to a half-million Zapotecs. DeMott integrated himself into the culture by joining in the rites of spring (where women pelt the men with fruit); by interviewing the women who control the marketplace where men are rarely seen; and by honoring the saints with drink and dance at all-night ceremonies. Evoking these singular women and their culture, DeMott tackles a primal question: What would life be like if women, rather than men, had the advantage? "For centuries the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, like a magnet, has attracted travelers, adventurers, scholars, romantics, and rebels. Something about Oaxaca and the Zapotec culture appeals to the curious and restless. DeMott's fine memoir captures the spirit of this quest. It will be of interest to anthropologists and general readers alike."—Howard Campbell, author of Zapotec Struggles "Driven by an unquenchable personal passion for his subject, Tom DeMott has produced an exceptional narrative that deconstructs the clichés of a Mexican region and a people shrouded in romance and myth. Acutely observed, richly experienced, Into the Hearts of the Amazons exposes issues of matriarchy and culture through intimate, often bizarre, and surreal yet indelibly moving close encounters with the people of Juchitán and Tehuantepec."—Tony Cohan, author of On Mexican Time and Mexican Days

The Encyclopedia Of Amazons

Author: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453293647
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An “excellent” A-to-Z reference of female fighters in history, myth, and literature—from goddesses to gladiators to guerrilla warriors (Library Journal). This is an astounding collection of female fighters, from heads of state and goddesses to pirates and gladiators. Each entry is drawn from historical, fictional, or mythical narratives of many eras and lands. With over one thousand entries detailing the lives and influence of these heroic female figures in battle, politics, and daily life, Salmonson provides a unique chronicle of female fortitude, focusing not just on physical strength but on the courage to fight against patriarchal structures and redefine women’s roles during time periods when doing so was nearly impossible. The use of historical information and fictional traditions from Japan, Europe, Asia, and Africa gives this work a cross-cultural perspective that contextualizes the image of these unconventional depictions of might, valor, and greatness.

Ink Stained Amazons And Cinematic Warriors

Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857732080
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In 'Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors', author Jennifer Stuller looks at the role of superwomen in modern mythology, tracing their development in comics, in films and on television over the course of the past seven decades. 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. In her new book, Stuller 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' (published by I.B.Tauris, April 2008).

Amazons In The Drawing Room

Author: Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520225678
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Coinciding with a traveling exhibition opening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in June, this volume presents a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the life and art of Romaine Brooks, reproducing for the first time in color 34 of the 40 nudes and portraits she painted. Includes an essay by Joe Lucchesi.