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Joss Whedon versus the corporation : big business critiqued in the films and television programs

Author: Erin Giannini
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Series: Worlds of Whedon.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Screenwriter, director, producer and comic book author Joss Whedon is best known for his television series and films featuring villainous vampires, angry gods and even bloggers who wish to rule the world. Within these works is a prevalent yet commonly overlooked theme--the corporate antagonist. This book examines the effects of this corporate culture on the protagonists of Whedon's most famous works (including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Giannini, Erin.
Joss Whedon Versus the Corporation : Big Business Critiqued in the Films and Television Programs.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers, ©2017
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Giannini
ISBN: 1476631093 9781476631097
OCLC Number: 1008976928
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
Introduction. The Scariest Monsters of All: Corporate Culture in the Works of Joss Whedon --
Part I: Antagonists, Complicity and Insidious Movements: An Overview of the Corporate Culture in the Works of Joss Whedon --
One. â#x80;#x9C;Evil white folks really do have a meccaâ#x80;#x9D;: The Corporate Antagonist in Angel and Firefly --
Two. A Stranger Comes to a (Small) Town: Buffy, Roseanne and the Long Reach of Corporate Culture --
Three. Who Owns the Show? The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel vs. Mutant Enemy Four. In the Belly of the Beast: Dollhouse, The Cabin in the Woods and Dr. Horribleâ#x80;#x99;s Sing-Along BlogPART II: Subverting Tropes, Corporations and Media: A Dollhouse Case Study --
Five. â#x80;#x9C;That is their business, but that is not their purposeâ#x80;#x9D;: Dollhouse as a Subversive Text --
Six. Curiosity or Arrogance? Dollhouse and the Troubled Relationship with Corporate- Sponsored Technology --
Seven. â#x80;#x9C;Weâ#x80;#x99;re pimps and killers, but in a philanthropic wayâ#x80;#x9D;: Interrogating Corporate and Governmental Politics Eight. â#x80;#x9C;Call us what you want, just not familyâ#x80;#x9D;: Undermining Whedon Tropes in the DollhouseConclusion. Whedon as Corporate Critique, or Can TV Change the World? --
Chapter Notes --
Bibliography --
Television and Filmography
Series Title: Worlds of Whedon.
Responsibility: Erin Giannini.

Abstract:

Screenwriter, director, producer and comic book author Joss Whedon is best known for his television series and films featuring villainous vampires, angry gods and even bloggers who wish to rule the world. Within these works is a prevalent yet commonly overlooked theme--the corporate antagonist. This book examines the effects of this corporate culture on the protagonists of Whedon's most famous works (including Buffy, Roseanne, the Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Dollhouse) to reveal explicit sociopolitical commentaries on corporate control in the real world.

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