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Author Sims, Yvonne D., 1969-

Title Women of blaxploitation : how the black action film heroine changed American popular culture / Yvonne D. Sims.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.436522 Si58w 2006    ---  Available
Description xi, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary "This study examines ways blaxploitation heroines reshaped the presentation of African American actresses on screen and the perception of African American females in general. It discusses the social, political and cultural context in which blaxploitation films emerged. The work focuses on four African American actresses providing critical and audience response and insight into perspectives of the actresses themselves"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-216) and index.
Includes filmography: p. 193-200.
Contents Reshaping African American femininity: Mammy, Aunt Jemima, Sapphire and action heroine. -- Cultivating the seed. -- Here comes the queen. -- Call me Cleo. -- Love that woman and watch the dynamite. -- The end of blaxploitation. -- Aliens, terminators and outlaws: the mainstreaming of the action heroine. -- Metamorphosis of the Black action heroine.
Subject Blaxploitation films -- United States -- History and criticism.
African American women heroes in motion pictures.
Culture in motion pictures.
ISBN 0786427442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780786427444 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2402206
NLGGC 301306982
NZ1 10913834

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