Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

by Jes Battis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786421725
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: The Vampire Slayer and Angel Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jes Battis is an associate professor of English at the University of Regina. His teaching and research focus on intersections between fantasy and sexuality as they occur across a number of historical periods, including the middle ages and the eighteenth century. He is also the author of the Occult Special Investigator series, with Ace Books.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Introduction 9



1. “She’s Not All Grown Yet”: Willow Rosenberg as Hybrid, Hero and Middle Child of the Scooby Family 25

2. “This Carpenter Can Drywall You into the Next Century”: Xander Harris as Hero, Big Brother and Male-In-Progress 44

3. What It Feels Like for a Slayer: Buffy Summers and the Paradox of Mothering 67

4. “Daddy’s Home—I’m in Real Trouble Now”: Fathers Who Watch in Buffy and Angel 89

5. Demonic Maternities, Complex Motherhoods: Cordelia, Fred and the Puzzle of Illyria 112

6. Buffy, Angel and the Ivory Tower: Open and Closed Family Systems 134



Afterword. Families Beyond Buffy (or Firefly, and Everything After) 156

Notes 167

Bibliography 181

Index 187

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