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

Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel is a 2005 academic publication relating to the fictional Buffyverse established by TV series, Buffy and Angel.

Blood Relations
Blood Relations (Buffyverse).jpg
AuthorJes Battis
SubjectBuffyverse
Genreacademic publication, Media Study
PublisherMcFarland & Company
Publication date
June 23, 2005
Pages200
ISBN0-7864-2172-X
OCLC60311847
791.45/72 22
LC ClassPN1992.77.B84 B38 2005

Book descriptionEdit

This book looks at the conceptions of family explored in Buffy and Angel. Jes Battis asserts that the series explored nontraditional families that were not necessarily related by blood.

How does "family" relate to concepts of gender, sexuality, power and the supernatural? This book considers such questions. It also examines the "chosen family" as used successfully by programs such as Friends and Sex and the City.

ContentsEdit

Chapter Title
1
"Willow as Hybrid, Hero and Middle Child of the Scooby Family"
2
"Xander as Hero, Big Brother and Male in Progress"
3
"Buffy and the Paradox of Mothering"
4
"Fathers Who Watch in Buffy & Angel"
5
"Demonic Maternities, Complex Motherhoods: Cordelia, Fred and the Puzzle of Illyria"
6
"Open and Closed Family Systems"
Afterword
"Families Beyond Buffy"

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