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Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an academic publication relating to the fictional Buffyverse established by TV series, Buffy and Angel.

Book description

The book looks at the struggle to examine meaning in the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series is examined from a variety of viewpoints, and especially the social and cultural issues dealt with by the series and their place in a wider literary context.


The chapters are grouped as follows:

  • Part 1: Forces of Society and Culture: Gender, Generations, Violence, Class, Race and Religion (Chapters 1-10).
  • Part 2: Forces of Art and Imagination (Past): Vampires, Magic, and Monsters (Chapters 11-16).
  • Part 3: Forces of Art and Imagination (Present): Fan Relationships, Metaphoric and Real (Chapters 17-20).

Chapter Title Author
The Color of Dark in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Camille Bacon-Smith
Introduction Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery
“Who Died and Made Her the Boss?” Patterns of Mortality in Buffy Rhonda V. Wilcox
“My Emotions Give Me Power”: The Containment of Girls' Anger in Buffy Elyce Ray Helford
“I'm Buffy and You're . . . History”: The Postmodern Politics of Buffy Patricia Pender
Surpassing the Love of Vampires; or, Why (and How) a Queer Reading of the Buffy/Willow Relationship is Denied Farah Mendlesohn
Choosing Your Own Mother: Mother-Daughter Conflicts in Buffy J. P. Williams
Staking in Tongues: Speech Act as Weapon in Buffy Karen Eileen Overbey and Lahney Preston-Matto
Slaying in Black and White: Kendra as Tragic Mulatta in Buffy Lynne Edwards
The Undemonization of Supporting Characters in Buffy Mary Alice Money
“Sometimes You Need a Story”: American Christianity, Vampures, and Buffy Gregory Erickson
Darkness Falls on the Endless Summer: Buffy as Gidget for the Fin de Siècle Catherine Siemann
Of Creatures and Creators: Buffy Does Frankenstein Anita Rose
Sex and the Single Vampire: The Evolution of the Vampire Lothario and Its Representation in Buffy Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse
“Digging the Undead”: Death and Desire in Buffy Elisabeth Krimmer and Shilpa Raval
Spirit Guides and Shadow Selves: From the Dream Life of Buffy (and Faith) Donald Keller
Hubble-Bubble, Herbs and Grimoires: Magic, Manichaeanism, and Witchcraft in Buffy Tanya Krzywinska
Whose Side Are You on, Anyway? Children, Adults, and the Use of Fairy Tales in Buffy Sarah E. Skwire
Crossing the Final Taboo: Family, Sexuality, and Incest in Buffyverse Fan Fiction Kristina Busse
“My Boyfriend's in the Band!” Buffy and the Rhetoric of Music S. Renee Dechert
Buffy’s Mary Sue is Jonathan: Buffy Acknowledges the Fans Justine Larbalestier
20 Cliques, Boundaries, and Hierarchies in an Internet Community Amanda Zweerink and Sarah N. Gatson
The Genius of Joss Whedon David Lavery

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