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Power and control in the television worlds of Joss Whedon

Author: Sherry Ginn
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon's characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology. A catalog of characters and a complete list of episodes completes this valuable addition to the growing body of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Ginn
ISBN: 9780786458585 0786458585
OCLC Number: 757462046
Description: xi, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: exploring the Whedonverses --
The problem of power and control --
Love and sex as methods of control --
Aggression and violence as methods of control --
Supernatural methods of control --
Manipulating the brain as a method of control --
Manipulating memory as a method of control --
Exerting control with pharmaceutical agents --
Other methods of control --
Epilogue: final remarks.
Responsibility: Sherry Ginn.

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"This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon's characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology. A catalog of characters and a complete list of episodes completes this valuable addition to the growing body of "Whedonverse.""--Provided by publisher.

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