Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema

  title={Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema},
  author={Yvonne Tasker},
  • Y. Tasker
  • Published 6 December 1993
  • Sociology, Art
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