Download or read book Geek Heroines An Encyclopedia of Female Heroes in Popular Culture written by Karen M. Walsh and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-10-11 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geek Heroines not only tells the stories of fictional and real women, but also explores how they represent changes in societal views of women, including women of color and the LGBTQ community. • Provides readers with an intersectional approach to geek culture that incorporates a variety of female identities • Details the historical problems of women's representation in geek culture including hypersexualization, bi-erasure, and transgender issues • Focuses on how characters and real-life women empower female identifications • Analyzes the geek community's history of sexism focusing on how social norms lead to one-dimensional characterizations
Download or read book Hot Tubs and Pac Man written by Anne Ladyem McDivitt and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work looks at the gendered nature of the US video gaming industry. Although there were attempts to incorporate women into development roles and market towards them as players, the creation of video games and the industry began in a world strongly gendered male. The early 1980s saw a blip of hope that the counter-cultural industry focused on fun would begin to include women, but after the video game industry crash, this free-wheeling freedom of the industry ended along with the beginnings of the inclusion of women. Many of the threads that began in the early years continued or have parallels with the modern video game industry. The industry continues to struggle with gender relations in the workplace and with the strongly gendered male demographic that the industry perceives as its main market.
Download or read book Reclaiming the Tomboy written by Erica Joan Dymond and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-07-11 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the tomboy figure currently operating in a liminal space between extinction and resurgence, this collection is an unabashed celebration of her rebellious, independent, and pioneering spirit. Reclaiming the Tomboy: The Body, Identity, and Representation pays tribute to tomboys of the past, present, and (hopefully) future.
Download or read book The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies written by Abbie E. Goldberg and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2021-03-15 with total page 1040 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transgender studies, broadly defined, has become increasingly prominent as a field of study over the past several decades, particularly in the last ten years. The experiences and rights of trans people have also increasingly become the subject of news coverage, such as the ability of trans people to access restrooms, their participation in the military, the issuing of driver’s licenses that allow a third gender option, the growing visibility of nonbinary trans teens, the denial of gender-affirming health care to trans youth, and the media’s misgendering of trans actors. With more and more trans people being open about their gender identities, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, educators, higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, and others are increasingly working with trans individuals who are out. But many professionals have little formal training or awareness of the life experiences and needs of the trans population. This can seriously interfere with open communications between trans people and service providers and can negatively impact trans people’s health outcomes and well-being, as well as interfere with their educational and career success and advancement. Having an authoritative, academic resource like The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies can go a long way toward correcting misconceptions and providing information that is otherwise not readily available. This encyclopedia, featuring more than 300 well-researched articles, takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to trans studies. Entries address a wide range of topics, from broad concepts (e.g., the criminal justice system, activism, mental health), to specific subjects (e.g., the trans pride flag, the Informed Consent Model, voice therapy), to key historical figures, events, and organizations (e.g., Lili Elbe, the Stonewall Riots, Black Lives Matter). Entries focus on diverse lives, identities, and contexts, including the experiences of trans people in different racial, religious, and sexual communities in the United States and the variety of ways that gender is expressed in other countries. Among the fields of studies covered are psychology, sociology, history, family studies, K-12 and higher education, law/political science, medicine, economics, literature, popular culture, the media, and sports.
Download or read book Superheroines and the Epic Journey written by Valerie Estelle Frankel and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-03-17 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heroine's journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with the savagery they've rejected in themselves. Supergirl similarly struggles but keeps harmony with her sister. From Jessica Jones and Catwoman to the new superwomen of cutting-edge webcomics, each heroine must go into the dark, to become not a warrior but a savior. Women like Captain Marvel and Storm sacrifice all to join the ranks of superheroes, while their feminine powers and dazzling costumes reflect the most ancient tales.
Download or read book Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes written by Xiaojian Zhao and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-11-26 with total page 1401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films written by Salvador Jimenez Murguía and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.
Download or read book Ink stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors written by Jennifer K. Stuller and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-01-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 crime fighters 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 Zoe, 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).
Download or read book Boy Culture An Encyclopedia 2 volumes written by Shirley R. Steinberg and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-06-17 with total page 527 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index
Download or read book St James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture written by Tom Pendergast and published by Saint James Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains over 2,700 alphabetically arranged essays that provide information on various elements of popular culture in the United States during the twentieth century, covering the major areas of film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance. Includes time frame, category, and title indexes.
Download or read book The American Superhero Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History written by Richard A. Hall and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage
Download or read book The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History written by Bonnie G. Smith and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2008 with total page 2710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History' is a comprehensive four-volume set covering all aspects of women's history throughout the world from prehistoric times to the present day. It is comprised of both biographical entries and detailed survey articles across a wealth of historical topics.
Download or read book The Overlook Film Encyclopedia written by Phil Hardy and published by Overlook Film Encyclopedia. This book was released on 1995 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coverage: 1895-1994.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Television Shows written by Vincent Terrace and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-01-14 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a supplement to the author's Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925-2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks--ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC--are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.
Download or read book From Abba to Zoom written by David Mansour and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2005-06 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compilation of memories for anyone born in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s features more than three thousande references on everything from television shows to dolls, and features such entertaining lists as "best toys" and "all-time coolest singers." Original.