Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon

Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon Ever since the premiere of the small screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the television worlds of Joss Whedon which have grown to include Angel Firefly and Dollhouse have acquire

  • Title: Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon
  • Author: Sherry Ginn
  • ISBN: 9780786458585
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ever since the premiere of the small screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the television worlds of Joss Whedon which have grown to include Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse have acquired a cult following of dedicated fans and inspired curious scholars The quest for power and control over humans and other animals is a constant theme running throughout allEver since the premiere of the small screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the television worlds of Joss Whedon which have grown to include Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse have acquired a cult following of dedicated fans and inspired curious scholars The quest for power and control over humans and other animals is a constant theme running throughout all four series 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 for each series completes this valuable addition to the growing body of scholarship on television s Whedonverse.

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    • Timothy Covel says:

      I think I expected more depth in the analysis of the various elements of control used in the source material, for the most part this work is a retelling of specific scenes simply to state that they display the given behavior and less about delving deeply into the causes and repercussions of that behavior. Still, it may provide a good starting place for further discussion on a wide range of subjects that it presents and there are some insights that merit some additional thought.

    • Tami says:

      Wasn't quite what I wanted it to be, ie more of an exploration of how ideas of power and control were similar and different in all the shows and the philosophical/political underpinnings implied. This was more of a summary of things that relate to power and control with examples from the texts.

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