Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre, and the Action Cinema

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates vi
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Women Warriors 14
  • 2 - Black Buddies and White Heroes 35
  • 3 - New Hollywood, Genre and the Action Cinema 54
  • Plates 72a
  • 4 - Tough Guys and Wise-Guys 73
  • 5 - Masculinity, Politics and National Identity 91
  • 6 - The Body in Crisis or the Body Triumphant? 109
  • 7 - Action Heroines in the 1980s 132
  • 8 - The Cinema as Experience 153
  • Notes 167
  • Bibliography 186
  • Index 191
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