[PDF / EPUB] Lara Croft Modell Medium Cyberheldin Since the game Tomb Raider was first released in 1996 its protagonist Lara Croft has become an international celebrity The virtual archaeologist adventuress has been featured in various seuels to the Since the game Tomb Raider Modell Medium eBook ✓ was first released in its protagonist Lara Croft has become Lara Croft eBook ¹ an international celebrity The virtual archaeologist adventuress has been featured in various seuels to the original game Croft Modell Medium PDF/EPUB Â a line of action figures two Hollywood films starring Angelina Jolie forty comic books a series of novels and a variety of clothing merchandise and ephemera She has appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek spawned innumerable Internet fan sites and a library of adulatory fan fiction become a pornographic sex symbol and even inspired a look alike beauty pageant Astrid Deuber Mankowsky's groundbreaking study examines Lara Croft as a cyber heroine a female body ubiuitously inhabited by game players an icon of both female strength and male objectification and the virtual future of fame Despite Croft's prominence there have been few critical inuiries into her bridging of the boundary between virtual and real worlds or the extent to which she reflects and influences the image of women in digital media First published in German and revised for this English language edition this book is an innovative analysis of the multimedia heroine tracing the top down marketing strategies and bottom up frenzy that precipitated the Lara Croft phenomenon For girls and women Croft is a symbol of empowerment a tough and self assured riot grrl who has opened up the overwhelmingly masculinized world of computer gaming to female participants At the same time she personifies both heterosexual male fantasies and the twinned processes of globalization and cultural imperialism Drawing on feminist and cultural studies Deuber Mankowsky sees Croft as symptomatic of the new media environment and its tendency to erase all ualitative difference even sexual difference.
- 128 pages
- Lara Croft Modell Medium Cyberheldin
- Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
- 09 March 2014 Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky