Athena's Daughters: Television's New Women Warriors

Athena's Daughters: Television's New Women Warriors

Hardback Television Series

Edited by Frances Early, Edited by Kathleen Kennedy

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  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 233mm x 17mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0815629680
  • ISBN 13: 9780815629689
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: notes, index
  • Sales rank: 641,718

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This book is unique in its critical inquiry into the new woman warrior's appropriation of violence and the Western war narrative. Informed by feminist theoretical debates regarding women's new roles, the authors delve into the meaning of that appropriation for alternative storytelling. To date, television's "ferocious few" have received little scholarly attention. By inviting a variety of perspectives, editors Frances Early and Kathleen Kennedy provide a cutting-edge forum to recognize women's increasing role in popular culture as they are cast as action heroes. As a timely and accessible work, this book will appeal to scholars, feminists, cultural critics, and the general reader.

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