Baad bitches and sassy supermamas Black power action films by Stephane Dunn

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Blaxploitation films -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • Action and adventure films -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • African American women heroes in motion pictures

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementStephane Dunn.
SeriesThe new Black studies series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.N4 D86 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19904458M
ISBN 109780252033407, 9780252075483
LC Control Number2007048113

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