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Title Joss Whedon and race : critical essays / edited by Mary Ellen Iatropoulos and Lowery A. Woodall III.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.45652 JOS    Available
Description vii, 329 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index.
Contents Part I: The Caucasian Persuasion Here in the 'Dale: Race and Ethnicity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- "The black chick always gets it first": Black Slayers in Sunnydale / Lynne Edwards -- "I have no speech, no name": The Denial of Female Agency Through Speech in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Rachel McMurray -- A Dodgy English Accent: The Rituals of a Contested Space of Englishness in "Helpless" / Joel Hawkes -- She's White and They Are History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Racialization of the Past and Present / Nelly Strehlau -- "Let it simmer": Tonal Shifts in "Pangs" / Rhonda V. Wilcox -- Part II: From Buffy to Angel: Racial Representation Across Sunnydale and L.A. -- Representations of the Roma in Buffy and Angel / Katia McClain -- An Inevitable Tragedy: The Troubled Life of Charles Gunn as an Allegory for General Strain Theory / Rejena Saulsberry -- Part III: Firefly/Serenity and Dollhouse: Race and Ethnicity at the Margins of the 'Verses -- Race, Space and the (De)Construction of Neocolonial 9 Difference in Firefly/Serenity / Brent M. Smith-Casanueva -- Mexicans in Space? Joss Whedon's Firefly, Reavers and the Man They Call Jayne / Daoine S. Bachran -- Zoe Washburne: Navigating the 'Verse as a Military Woman of Color / Mayan Jarnagin -- Programming Slavery: Race, Technology and the Quest for Freedom in Dollhouse / Brandeise Monk-Payton -- "Memory itself guarantees nothing": Dollhouse, Witnessing and "the jews" / Samira Nadkarni -- Part IV: It's a Play on Perspective: Long Views and Deep Focus on Race in the Whedonverses -- On Soldiers and Sages: Problematizing the Roles of Black Men in the Whedonverses / Candra K. Gill -- The Godmothers of Them All: Female-Centered Blaxploitation Films and the Heroines of Joss Whedon / Masani McGee -- Someone's Asian in Dr. Horrible: Humor, Reflexivity and the Absolution of Whiteness / Hâeláene Frohard-Dourlent.
Summary "Joss Whedon is known for exploring philosophical questions through socially progressive narratives in his films, television shows and comics. Whedon's work critiques racial stereotypes, sometimes repudiating them, sometimes reinvesting in them. This collection of new essays explores his representations of racial power dynamics between individuals and institutions and how the Whedonverse constructs race, ethnicity and nationality relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Whedon, Joss, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Racism in mass media.
Added Author Iatropoulos, Mary Ellen, editor.
Woodall, Lowery A., III, editor.
ISBN 9780786470105 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786470100 (softcover : alk. paper)
9781476626574 (ebook)
147662657X (ebook)

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