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Joss Whedon's Dollhouse: Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity

edited by Sherry Ginn, Alyson R. Buckman, Heather M. Porter
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, Maryland ; Plymouth, United Kingdom : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Science Fiction Television
Science Fiction Television (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
ISBN
9781442233126, 1442233125, 9781442233133 (ebook)
Contents
  • Introduction: fantasy is his business, but it is not his purpose : an introduction to Joss Whedon and his storytelling / Alyson R. Buckman
  • Self and Identity. "'I've watched you build yourself from scratch" : the assemblage of Echo / Michael Starr
  • "We are not just human anymore" : accepting the posthuman future / Meg Saint Clair Pearson
  • Anamnesis, hypomnesis, and the failure of the posthuman in Whedon's Dollhouse / Margo Collins
  • Ethics. "What about the laws?" regulation and the celebration of resistance / Tom Garbett
  • Somebody's Asian on tv : Sierra/Priya and the politics of representation / Ananya Mukherjea
  • "In my house and therefore in my care": transgressive mothering, abuse, and embodiment / Samira Nadkarni
  • "I possess the means to satisfy my vagaries" : what motivates the Dollhouse clients? / Heather M. Porter and Sherry Ginn
  • Structure and form. "Who did they make me this time?" : viewing pleasure and horror / Bronwen Calvert
  • "I love him, is that real?" : interrogating romance through Victor and Sierra / Lorna Jowett
  • The theatre of the self: repetitious and reflective practices of person and place / Joel Hawkes
  • "We're lost. we are not gone" : critical dystopia and the politics of radical hope / Derrick King
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse : reading its opening title sequences / David Kociemba
  • Ritual, rebirth, and the rising tide : water and the transcendent self / Ian G. Klein.
Description
xxvii, 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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