Fighting the Forces What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

ISBN-10: 0742516814

ISBN-13: 9780742516816

Edition: 2001

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword: The Color of the Dark in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Forces of Society and Culture: Gender, Generations, Violence, Class, Race, and Religion
"Who Died and Made Her the Boss?" Patterns of Mortality in Buffy
"My Emotions Give Me Power": The Containment of Girls' Anger in Buffy
"I'm Buffy, and You're...History": The Postmodern Politics of Buffy
Surpassing the Love of Vampires; or, Why (and How) a Queer Reading of the Buffy/Willow Relationship Is Denied
Choosing Your Own Mother: Mother-Daughter Conflicts in Buffy
Staking in Tongues: Speech Act as Weapon in Buffy
Slaying in Black and White: Kendra as Tragic Mulatta in Buffy
The Undemonization of Supporting Characters in Buffy
"Sometimes You Need a Story": American Christianity, Vampires, and Buffy
Darkness Falls on the Endless Summer: Buffy as Gidget for the Fin de Siecle
Forces of Art and Imagination (Past): Vampires, Magic, and Monsters
Of Creatures and Creators: Buffy Does Frankenstein
Sex and the Single Vampire: The Evolution of the Vampire Lothario and Its Representation in Buffy
"Digging the Undead": Death and Desire in Buffy
Spirit Guides and Shadow Selves: From the Dream Life of Buffy (and Faith)
Hubble-Bubble, Herbs, and Grimoires: Magic, Manichaeanism, and Witchcraft in Buffy
Whose Side Are You on, Anyway? Children, Adults, and the Use of Fairy Tales in Buffy
Forces of Art and Imagination (Present): Fan Relationships, Metaphoric and Real
Crossing the Final Taboo: Family, Sexuality, and Incest in Buffyverse Fan Fiction
"My Boyfriend's in the Band!" Buffy and the Rhetoric of Music
Buffy's Mary Sue Is Jonathan: Buffy Acknowledges the Fans
www.buffy.com: Cliques, Boundaries, and Hierarchies in an Internet Community
Afterword: The Genius of Joss Whedon
Episode Guide for Seasons 1 to 5
Bibliography
Index
About the Contributors
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