A Feminist/Masculine Critique of Fighting Video Games: Bibliography

After finishing the first draft of the essay A Feminist/Masculine Look At Fighting Video Games, I knew it would be too long for one blog post. I thought people would react to it better as a two part essay.

Then I went about compiling the bibliography and realised that again, it would probably make the blog post several sections longer than it needed to be. I still wanted/needed my references, so here is the full list.

There are 23 references here (the usual quota is one reference per 250 words, so I’m over the quota count by five). Most are books that you can find in libraries if you’re interested in following up, and I’ve supplied URLs for the sources I’ve found online.

Link to Part I.

Link to Part II.


Cassell, J. and Jenkins, H. (Ed.) (2000). From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games. MIT Press: USA.

Capcom. (2010). Super Street Fighter IV. [Video game]. Japan: Capcom.

Chaudhuri, S. (2006). Feminist Film Theories. Routledge: New York.

Creed, B. (2001). The Monstrous Feminine (4th Ed). Routledge: United States Of America. (Originally published in 1993).

Essential Facts About The Computer And Video Game Industry. (2016). Retrieved from Entertainment Software Association. http://essentialfacts.theesa.com/Essential-Facts-2016.pdf

EventHubs. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://media.eventhubs.com/images/sf4/ssf4_stamina_chart.jpg

feministfrequency. (2016). Sinister Seductress – Tropes vs Women in Video Games. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oXzWzMqarU.

Fincher, D. (Director). (1999). Fight Club. [Motion Picture]. USA: 20th Century Fox.

Grey, J. (2016). Ono explains why hands, feet are abnormally large in Street Fighter – ideas with F.A.N.G. was to give him everything other cast members didn’t have. Retrieved from EventHubs. https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2016/feb/12/ono-explains-why-hands-and-feet-are-abnormally-large-street-fighter-idea-fng-was-give-him-everything-other-cast-members-didnt-have/

Haskell, M. (1987). From Reverence To Rape: The Treatment Of Women In The Movies. (2nd. Ed). University of Chicago Press: United States of America. (Originally published in 1974).

Jigsaw. (2009). Super Street Fighter IV Development Blog No.5. Jigsaw [Online]. [Date accessed 22 July 2017]. Retrieved from http://www.capcom-unity.com/jigsaw/blog/2009/11/05/super_street_fighter_iv_development_blog_no5

Leone, M. (2014). Street Fighter II: An Oral History. Retrieved from Polygon. https://www.polygon.com/a/street-fighter-2-oral-history/

Martin, M. (2016). It’s Time For New Female Character Designs In Street Fighter. Retrieved from Pixelkin.org. http://pixelkin.org/2016/02/23/its-time-for-new-female-character-designs-in-street-fighter/

Martinez, D.P. (1998). Gender, Shifting Boundaries and Global Cultures. In D.P. Martinez (Ed.), The Worlds Of Japanese Popular Culture. (p.1-18). Cambridge University Press: United Kingdom.

Modelah. (2014). VF20th Anniversary Site: The Interviews. Modelah [Online]. [Date accessed 22 July 2017]. Retrieved from https://virtuafighter.com/threads/vf20th-anniversary-site-the-interviews.19637/

Napier, S.J. (2005). Anime: From Akira to Howls Moving Castle. Palgrave Macmillan: United Kingdom.

Sega AM2. (2006). Virtua Fighter 5. [Video Game]. Japan: Sega.

Simpson, M. (1994). “Here Come The Mirror Men”, The Independent, 15 November. [Online]. [Last accessed 22 July 2017]. Retrieved from http://www.marksimpson.com/here-come-the-mirror-men/.

Street Fighter Wiki. [Online]. [Last accessed 22nd July 2017]. Retrieved from http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Street_Fighter_Wiki.

Taylor, N. (2013). Luffy discusses best players by region, Rose changes he’d like to see, why he chose the character, Shadowloo Showdown 2013 and more. Retrieved from EventHubs https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/sep/19/i-chose-rose-because-size-her-breasts-interview-luffy-rose-changes-shadowloo-showdown-2013-best-players-region-and-more/

Virtua Fighter Wikia. [Online]. [Last Accessed 22 July 2017]. Retrieved from http://virtuafighter.wikia.com/wiki/Virtua_Fighter_Wiki

Walk speed and dash comparison for Super Street Fighter 4. (2010). Retrieved from EventHubs. https://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2010/may/02/walk-speed-comparison-super-street-fighter-4/

Willeman, P. (1981). “Anthony Mann: Looking at the Male”, Framework Vol. 15-17, p.16.

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