Hardboiled High Heeled

Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the genre, Hardboiled and High Heeled is an essential introduction to the woman detective character in movies, on network television, and on the bestseller list. Book jacket.

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Author: Linda Mizejewski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415969719

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Dicks in high heels? A daring new character on the tough streets of crime fiction, the woman detective has moved into Hollywood and prime time, where she's billed as a star and dressed to kill. Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the genre, Hardboiled and High Heeled is an essential introduction to the woman detective character in movies, on network television, and on the bestseller list. Book jacket.

Hardboiled High Heeled

31 In Cornwell's first four crime novels , between 1990 and 1993 , Kay Scarpetta's cases often involved the FBI , but beginning with The Body Farm in 1994 , the heroine served as the consulting 42. Hardboiled and High Heeled.

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Author: Linda Mizejewski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415969700

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 676

Dicks in high heels? A daring new character on the tough streets of crime fiction, the woman detective has moved into Hollywood and prime time, where she's billed as a star and dressed to kill. Richly illustrated and written with a fan's love of the genre, Hardboiled and High Heeled is an essential introduction to the woman detective character in movies, on network television, and on the bestseller list. Book jacket.

Interrogating Postfeminism

As much as feminist criticism has had an ambivalent relationship with the figure of the active heroine, she continues to fascinate, as evidenced in such recent publications as Linda Mizejewski's Hard- boiled and High Heeled: The Woman ...

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Author: Yvonne Tasker

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822390411

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This timely collection brings feminist critique to bear on contemporary postfeminist mass media culture, analyzing phenomena ranging from action films featuring violent heroines to the “girling” of aging women in productions such as the movie Something’s Gotta Give and the British television series 10 Years Younger. Broadly defined, “postfeminism” encompasses a set of assumptions that feminism has accomplished its goals and is now a thing of the past. It presumes that women are unsatisfied with their (taken for granted) legal and social equality and can find fulfillment only through practices of transformation and empowerment. Postfeminism is defined by class, age, and racial exclusions; it is youth-obsessed and white and middle-class by default. Anchored in consumption as a strategy and leisure as a site for the production of the self, postfeminist mass media assumes that the pleasures and lifestyles with which it is associated are somehow universally shared and, perhaps more significantly, universally accessible. Essays by feminist film, media, and literature scholars based in the United States and United Kingdom provide an array of perspectives on the social and political implications of postfeminism. Examining magazines, mainstream and independent cinema, popular music, and broadcast genres from primetime drama to reality television, contributors consider how postfeminism informs self-fashioning through makeovers and cosmetic surgery, the “metrosexual” male, the “black chick flick,” and more. Interrogating Postfeminism demonstrates not only the viability of, but also the necessity for, a powerful feminist critique of contemporary popular culture. Contributors. Sarah Banet-Weiser, Steven Cohan, Lisa Coulthard, Anna Feigenbaum, Suzanne Leonard, Angela McRobbie, Diane Negra, Sarah Projansky, Martin Roberts, Hannah E. Sanders, Kimberly Springer, Yvonne Tasker, Sadie Wearing

The Anti Heroine on Contemporary Television

1 (Spring 2016): 151. 52. Lota, “Cool Girls and Bad Girls,” 151. 53. Farrimond, The Contemporary Femme Fatale, 7. 54. Linda Mizejewski, Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2004), 100.

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Author: Molly J. Brost

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498596732

Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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In The Anti-Heroine on Contemporary Television: Transgressive Women, Molly Brost explores the various applications and definitions of the term anti-heroine, showing that it has been applied to a wide variety of female characters on television that have little in common beyond their failure to behave in morally “correct” and traditionally feminine ways. Rather than dismiss the term altogether, Brost employs the term to examine what types of behaviors and characteristics cause female characters to be labeled anti-heroines, how those qualities and behaviors differ from those that cause men to be labeled anti-heroes, and how the label reflects society’s attitudes toward and beliefs about women. Using popular television series such as Jessica Jones, Scandal, and The Good Place, Brost acknowledges the problematic nature of the term anti-heroine and uses it as a starting point to study the complex women on television, analyzing how the broadening spectrum of character types has allowed more nuanced portrayals of women’s lives on television.

Women Willing to Fight

Mizejewski, Hardboiled & High Heeled, 2. As Mizejewski points out, there is a sociohistorical reason for this late emergence of the professional female detective: “if the female sleuth was most typically the curious old lady, ...

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Author: Silke Andris

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Women Willing to Fight is a collection of essays that explores the presence of the fighting woman in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Drawn from a variety of genres, the authors examine the changing role, image and position of this figure in film over recent decades. The increasing dominance of this character and her repositioning as a protagonist reinvigorates discussion concerning the dynamics of film narrative and spectacle. Each contribution takes as its focus a central character from the Hollywood blockbuster era, examining in detail the motivations and implications of the fighting female. In doing so the collection raises significant questions about the place of the fighting woman in contemporary media and the relationships she forges on and off-screen. With a strong appreciation of the mixed messages inherent in images of fighting women, Women Willing to Fight seeks to draw attention to the embodied forms - physical, intellectual and emotional - through which female fighters are represented. The anthology places particular emphasis on the emergence of the physically empowered woman, a character for whom the body has become a weapon and a target. While early cinematic representations allowed women to voice their fury and frustration, today’s female fighters not only ‘speak up’ but ‘muscle up’. Putting aside the supernatural powers of many action heroines, this volume focuses on the kinds of fighting skills, abilities and desires that are engendered in characterisations of mortal women. To this end the volume implicitly addresses complex and cross-cultural notions of ‘extra-ordinary’ power. By examining the embodied arsenal that these characters possess and develop - through training, conditioning, and life experience - it considers the representation of motivation and metamorphoses into ‘the fighting woman’: how a woman fights holds implicit meaning and inevitably urges us to consider why and what she is fighting for.

Criminal Femmes Fatales in American Hardboiled Crime Fiction

Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture. New York: Routledge, 2004. Mordden, Ethan. Demented: The World of the Opera Diva. New York: F. Watts, 1984. Morris, Allison. Women, Crime and Criminal Justice.

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Author: Maysaa Husam Jaber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137356475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 921

This book fills a gap in both literary and feminist scholarship by offering the first major study of femme fatales in hardboiled crime fiction. Maysaa Jaber shows that the criminal literary figures in the genre open up powerful spaces for imagining female agency in direct opposition to the constraining forces of patriarchy and misogyny.

Hard boiled Sentimentality

... as “transgressive and desirable,” and an example of the “sad, hard life” that she admires in female hard-boiled characters (Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture [New York: Routledge, 2004]), 187, 197.

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Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Leonard Cassuto's cultural history of the hard-boiled crime genre recovers the fascinating link between tough guys and sensitive women

Murdering Miss Marple

Linda Mizejewski, Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (New York: Routledge, 2004), 17. 36. Chelsea Cain, Heartsick (New York: Minotaur, 2007), 1. Hereafter, references to this work will appear in text. 37.

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Author: Julie H. Kim

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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During the interwar “golden age” of British detective fiction, women writers like Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie reigned, but their work remains tame compared to today’s crime novels. Elements of sexuality and gender, including soft porn and sexual psychopathy, pervade contemporary detective fiction. The 10 essays in this collection explore issues of gender and sexuality in crime writing by women from 1985 to 2011, surveying works about girl sleuths, parodies, hard-boiled detective fiction, police procedurals, and recent serial killer series. They examine the relationship between genre and gender and explore how later works enter into a field of “post-feminism.” Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how popular women writers of the last three decades have reconceptualized what it means to be a female detective.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Hardboiled Hollywood: The Origins of the Great Crime Films. Harpenden (UK): No Exit Press, 2005. ... “Hardboiled (Had I But Known).” Paradoxa 16 (2002): 11–25. ... Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture.

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Author: Andrew Spicer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810873788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

The Figure of the Detective

Mizejewski, Hardboiled and High Heeled, 93. 21. Ibid., 91. 22. There is one movie type that will allow us to root for the bad guys: the caper flick. Here wile and guile are celebrated and there is plenty of room for a woman.

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Author: Charles Brownson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476612720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 338

This book begins with a history of the detective genre, coextensive with the novel itself, identifying the attitudes and institutions needed for the genre to emerge in its mature form around 1880. The theory of the genre is laid out along with its central theme of the getting and deployment of knowledge. Sherlock Holmes, the English Classic stories and their inheritors are examined in light of this theme and the balance of two forms of knowledge used in fictional detection—cool or rational, and warm or emotional. The evolution of the genre formula is driven by changes in the social climate in which it is embedded. These changes explain the decay of the English Classic and its replacement by noir, hardboiled and spy stories, to end in the cul-de-sac of the thriller and the nostalgic Neo-Classic. Possible new forms of the detective story are suggested.