Alien Woman

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Juni 2004



This text examines the construction of sex and gender in the four science-fiction films comprising the Alien saga. It should be useful to researchers and teachers in film, mass communication, women's studies, gender studies and genre studies.


Introduction: Can't Live With Them, Can't Kill Them;
Chapter One: Men, Women, and an Alien Baby;
Chapter Two: Ripley Gets Her Gun: Aliens and the Reagan Era Hero;
Chapter Three: "The Bitch is Back": The Iconoclastic Body in Alien3;
Chapter Four: "Who Are You?": Alien Resurrection and the Post-human;
Afterword: Alien Woman


A native of Chile, Ximena Gallardo-C. graduated with a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. She lives in New York.


"By examining the films' creation and commodification of the female hero, the books illustrates how changing attitudes toward women and the female body help us understand broader societal beliefs and relationships, and provides a useful lens with which to understand woman's place in the late 20th century and early 21st century.""
EAN: 9780826415707
ISBN: 0826415709
Untertitel: Illustrations.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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