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I'm Buffy and You're History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism (Investigating Cult TV) (Paperback)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave contemporary TV viewers an exhilarating alternative to the tired cultural trope of a hapless, attractive blonde woman victimized by a murderous male villain. With its strong, capable heroine; quippy, witty dialogue; and a creator (Joss Whedon) who identifies himself as a feminist, the cult show became one of the most widely analyzed texts of contemporary popular culture.This book reveals the ways in which Buffy reconfigures the ideals of second-wave American feminism for a broadly conceived third-wave audience. It also explores the ways in which the final season's vision of collective feminist activism transcends racial and class boundaries. I'm Buffy and You're History will foster fresh debate within the fields of Buffy studies, gender studies and popular culture studies.

About the Author


Patricia Pender is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the author of Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty (2012) and specialises in gender and popular culture, early modern literature and feminist theory. A member of the editorial board of Slayage, she has published numerous articles on feminist theory and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781780767468
ISBN-10: 1780767463
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: August 15th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Investigating Cult TV