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Download The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Unabridged), by Mike Madrid
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Madrid Narrator: Colby Elliott Publisher: Last Word Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Comic book superheroines bend steel, travel across time and space, and wield the awesome forces of nature. These mighty females do everything that male superheroes do. But they have to work their wonders in skirts and high heels. The Supergirls, a cultural history of comic book heroines, asks whether their world of fantasy is that different from our own. Are the stories of Wonder Woman's search for an identity, Batwoman and Power Girl's battle for equality, and Manhunter's juggling of a crime fighting career and motherhood also an alternative saga of modern American women?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nick Belardes | 2/17/2014

    " I love this informing, rich history of female superheroes. While I grew up reading a lot of comic books, I didn't know the history of female superheroes. I feel after reading this book, there's simply a lot more to learn about all kinds of superheroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/13/2014

    " A very good and humorous history of gender and women in comics decade by decade. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth Haynes | 1/7/2014

    " I didn't' finish this---too bust trying to keep up with my book clubs and my health care policy books. It was a fun read which told the story of this country's view of women and femininity as seen through the portrayal of women as comic superheroes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 12/31/2013

    " Did not add anything insightful if you have read up on 20th century popular culture. "

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