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The philosophy of Joss Whedon

Author: Dean A Kowalski; S Evan Kreider
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Kowalski; S Evan Kreider
ISBN: 9780813134192 0813134196 9780813134208 081313420X
OCLC Number: 724674778
Description: ix, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Firefly and freedom / David Baggett --
"Just get us a little further": liberty and the frontier in Firefly and Serenity / Amy H. Sturgis --
The state of nature and social contracts on spaceship Serenity / Joseph J. Foy --
Dollhouse and consensual slavery / S. Evan Kreider --
Plato, Aristotle, and Joss on being horrible / Dean A. Kowalski --
Aristotle, Kant, Spike, and Jayne: ethics and character in the Whedonverse / Jason D. Grinnell --
Companions, dolls, and whores: Joss Whedon on sex and prostitution / Tait Szabo --
Fashioning feminism: Whedon, women, and wardrobe / Patricia Brace --
Heroes and villains: morality, the will to power, and the overman in the work of Joss Whedon / Gary Heba with Robin Murphy --
Seeking authenticity in the Whedonverse / Joseph J. Foy and Dean A. Kowalski --
"Look what free will has gotten you": isolation, individuality, and choice in Angel / Susanne E. Foster and James B. South --
Aiming to misbehave at the boundary between the human and the machine: the queer steampunk ecology of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity / Lisa Hager --
Shepherd book, Malcolm Reynolds, and the Dao of Firefly / Roger P. Ebertz.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Dean A. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider.

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--Whedon has also been a hot topic in the movie world lately, having written The Cabin in the Woods... as well as Marvel Comics' much-anticipated The Avengers, which he also directed.--- On Read more...

 
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