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Sexual rhetoric in the works of Joss Whedon : new essays

Author: Erin B Waggoner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Topics covered include the role of virginity, lesbianism and homoeroticism in the shows and the comics, the nature of masculinity and femininity and gender stereotypes, an exploration of sexual binaries, and a ranking of the Buffy characters on the Kinsey scale of sexuality. Together these essays constitute a much-needed addition to the expanding body of Whedon gender scholarship"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin B Waggoner
ISBN: 9780786447503 0786447508
OCLC Number: 492091343
Description: vi, 272 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The symbolic gun in Willow's love life / Erin B. Waggoner --
Unthinkable relationships : vampire/slayer and HIV positive/negative / Todd Parks --
"Lez-faux" representations : how Buffy season eight navigates the politics of female heteroflexibility / Hélène Frohard-Dourlent --
Triangulated desire in Angel and Buffy / Alyson R. Buckman --
Andrew and the homoerotics of evil / Patricia Pender --
Slaying the heteronormative : representations of alternative sexuality in Buffy season eight comics / Lewis Call --
Anya as feminist model of positive female sexuality / Tamy Burnett --
Images of paraphilia in the Whedonverse / Don Tresca --
Losing it : the construction of virginity in Buffy the vampire slayer / Sara Swain --
Nothing left but skin and cartilage : the body and toxic masculinity / Rachel Luria --
Virtually a femme fatale : the case of Buffy's faith / Pnina Moldovano --
The role of masculinity and femininity in Buffy the vampire slayer / Jessica Price --
Exploitation of bodies and minds in season one of Dollhouse / Catherine Coker --
The companion as a doll : the female enigma in Firefly and Dollhouse / Nicholas Greco --
Exploding sexual binaries in Buffy and Angel / Kathryn Weber.
Responsibility: edited by Erin B. Waggoner.

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"Topics covered include the role of virginity, lesbianism and homoeroticism in the shows and the comics, the nature of masculinity and femininity and gender stereotypes, an exploration of sexual binaries, and a ranking of the Buffy characters on the Kinsey scale of sexuality. Together these essays constitute a much-needed addition to the expanding body of Whedon gender scholarship"--Provided by publisher.

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