9780819567581-0819567582-Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan

Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan

ISBN-13: 9780819567581
ISBN-10: 0819567582
Author: Jowett, Lorna
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780819567581
ISBN-10: 0819567582
Author: Jowett, Lorna
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Format: Paperback 254 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jowett, Lorna wrote Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan comprising 254 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0819567582 and 9780819567581. Since then Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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During its seven-year run, Buffy the Vampire Slayer attracted a wide range of viewers and almost unprecedented academic interest. Sex and the Slayer explores one of the most talked-about topics in relation to this pioneering TV series―gender. As fantasy, Buffy potentially opens up a space for alternative representations of gender. But how alternative can popular television be?
Taking a feminist cultural studies approach, Jowett explores the ways in which the series represents femininity, masculinity, and gendered relations, including sexuality and sexual orientation. Written for undergraduates, Sex and the Slayer provides an introduction to the most important theoretical and historical underpinnings of contemporary gender criticism as it examines a range of thought-provoking issues: role reversal, the tension between feminism and femininity, the "crisis" of masculinity, gender hybridity, the appeal of bad girls, romance, and changing family structures. Through this introductory analysis, Jowett shows that Buffy presents a contradictory mixture of "subversive" and "conservative" images of gender roles and as such is a key example of the complexity of gender representation in contemporary television.

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