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Athena's Daughters: Television's New Women Warriors

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A critical inquiry into the new woman warrior's appropriation of violence and the Western war narrative. It delves into the meaning of that appropriation for alternative storytelling, and provides a forum to recognize women's increasing role in popular culture as they are cast as action heroes.
Paperback, 175 pages
Published April 30th 2003 by Syracuse University Press
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I have mixed feelings about this collection. Overall, I am happy that I read it, but I'm not sure how useful these essays were. My favorite essays, not surprisingly, were the ones on Buffy. In particular, the essay "Action, Chicks, Everything: On-Line Interviews with Male Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by Lee Parpart was the most useful to me, especially in her description of how she set up her own study. I can use this when writing articles about my research. I also found the discussions abo ...more
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This probably would have been more impressive if I'd read it ten years ago.
Unfortunately, that's the problem with popular culture studies in general: most such hold up about as well as the cultural object itself, which is to say not very well.
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