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June 13, 2005

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 15:46:25 -0500
From: Stacy Zellmann <>
Subject: Cybermind/ LARA CROFT: Cyber Heroine

Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Cybermind. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Zellmann
Direct Marketing Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

Avatar of girl power or sexual plaything? The ambiguity of being Lara.

LARA CROFT: Cyber Heroine
Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky
Translated by Dominic J. Bonfiglio
Foreword by Sue-Ellen Case
University of Minnesota Press | 128 pages | 2005
ISBN 0-8166-4390-3 | hardcover | $53.95
ISBN 0-8166-4391-1 | paperback | $17.95
Electronic Mediations Series, volume 14

Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky's groundbreaking study examines Lara Croft as a
cyber heroine´┐Ża female body ubiquitously inhabited by game players, an icon
of both female strength and male objectification, and the virtual future of
fame. Drawing on feminist and cultural studies, Deuber-Mankowsky sees Croft
as symptomatic of the new media environment and its tendency to erase all
qualitative difference, even sexual difference.

For more information, including and excerpt and the table of contents, visit
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