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Sex and the slayer : a gender studies primer for the Buffy fan

Author: Lorna Jowett
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author aims "to demonstrate in this book not how "feminist" or "progressive" the show is but how it represents femininity, masculinity, and gender relations, including sexuality, and how this relates to the context of genre. The book aims to draw out ... patterns of gender representation and to relate these to relevant contexts".--Intro.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna Jowett
ISBN: 0819567574 9780819567574 0819567582 9780819567581
OCLC Number: 57170110
Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Girl power --
2. Good girls --
3. Bad girls --
4. Tough guys --
5. New men --
6. Dead boys --
7. Parental issues.
Responsibility: Lorna Jowett.

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An introduction to gender studies through one of TV's most popular shows.  Read more...

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"A highly nuanced, jargon-free discussion of the nature, role and place of gender in Buffy. Anyone who thinks Buffy is "post-feminist," "feminist," or just a silly television show needs to read this Read more...

 
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