Joss Whedon versus the corporation : big business critiqued in the films and television programs (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : 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. 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 to reveal explicit sociopolitical commentaries on corporate control"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Giannini
ISBN: 9781476667768 1476667764
OCLC Number: 1014026842
Description: vii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. The scariest monsters of all: corporate culture in the works of Joss Whedon --
Antagonists, complicity and insidious movements: an overview of corporate culture in the works of Joss Whedon --
"Evil white folks really do have a mecca": the corporate antagonist in Angel and Firefly --
A stranger comes to a (small) town: Buffy, Roseanne and the long reach of corporate culture --
Who owns the show? The avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel vs. Mutant enemy --
In the belly of the beast: Dollhouse, The cabin in the woods and Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog --
Subverting tropes, corporations and media: a Dollhouse case study: "That is their business, but that is not their purpose": Dollhouse as a subversive text --
Curiosity or arrogance? Dollhouse and Whedon's troubled relationship with corporate-sponsored technology --
"We're pimps and killers, but in a philanthropic way": interrogating corporate and governmental politics --
"Call us what you want, just not family": undermining Whedon tropes in the Dollhouse --
Conclusion. Whedon as corporate critique, or can tv can change the world?
Series Title: Worlds of Whedon
Responsibility: Erin Giannini.

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In this study of Joss Whedon's work, from his early days as story editor for Roseanne to his relationship with Marvel, the author traces his use of corporate culture as the primary antagonist under  Read more...

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