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Fighting the forces : what's at stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: Rhonda Wilcox; David Lavery
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2002.
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Fighting the Forces explores the meanings within an impressive example of popular contemporary culture: the TV phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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Fighting the forces.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2002
(OCoLC)647446635
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Wilcox; David Lavery
ISBN: 0742516806 9780742516809 0742516814 9780742516816
OCLC Number: 47443883
Description: xxix, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword : The color of the dark in Buffy the vampire slayer / Camille Bacon-Smith --
"Who died and made her the boss?" Patterns of mortality in Buffy / Rhonda V. Wilcox --
"My emotions give me power" : the containment of girls' anger in Buffy / Elyce Rae Helford --
"I'm Buffy, and you're ... history" : the postmodern politics of Buffy / Patricia Pender --
Surpassing the love of vampires : or, why (and how) a queer reading of the Buffy/Willow relationship is denied / Farah Mendlesohn --
Choosing your own mother : mother-daughter conflicts in Buffy / J.P. Williams --
Staking in tongues : speech act as weapon in Buffy / Karen Eileen Overbey and Lahney Preston-Matto --
Slaying in black and white : Kendra as tragic mulatta in Buffy / Lynne Edwards --
The undemonization of supporting characters in Buffy / Mary Alice Money --
"Sometimes you need a story" : American Christianity, vampires, and Buffy / Gregory Erickson --
Darkness falls on the endless summer : Buffy as Gidget for the fin de siècle / Catherine Siemann --
Of creatures and creators : Buffy does Frankenstein / Anita Rose --
Sex and the single vampire : the evolution of the vampire Lothario and its representation in Buffy / Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse --
"Digging the undead" : death and desire in Buffy / Elisabeth Krimmer and Shilpa Raval --
Spirit guides and shadow selves : from the dream life of Buffy (and Faith) / Donald Keller --
Hubble-bubble, herbs, and grimoires : magic, Manichaeanism, and witchcraft in Buffy / Tanya Krzywinska --
Whose side are you on, anyway? Children, adults, and the use of fairy tales in Buffy / Sarah E. Skwire --
Crossing the final taboo : family, sexuality, and incest in Buffyverse fan fiction / Kristina Busse --
"My boyfriend's in the band!" Buffy and the rhetoric of music / S. Renee Dechert --
Buffy's Mary Sue is Jonathan : Buffy acknowledges the fans / Justine Larbalestier --
www.buffy.com : cliques, boundaries, and hierarchies in an Internet community / Amanda Zweerink and Sarah N. Gatson --
Afterword : The genius of Joss Whedon / David Lavery.
Responsibility: edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery.
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