“Bodies, Bullets and Bad Guys: Elements of the Hardbody Film.”
Drew Ayers, Film Criticism 32, no. 3 (Spring 2008): 41-67.

“The Tortures of Mel Gibson: Masochism and the Sexy Male Body”
Jeffrey A. Brown, Men and Masculinities 5, no. 2 (October 2002): 123-143.

Action Figures: Men, Action Films, and Contemporary Adventure Narratives.
Mark Gallagher, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era.
Susan Jeffords, Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie
Eric Lichtenfeld, Wesleyan University Press, 2007

Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back
Harvey O’Brien Columbia University Press, 2012

Contemporary Action Cinema
Lisa Purse, Edinburgh University Press, 2011

Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema.
Yvonne Trasker,Routledge, 1993.