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Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ebook

by Gregory Stevenson


Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a reference book on Buffy Studies. Written by Gregory Stevenson, it was published by Hamilton Books on April 28, 2004.

Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a reference book on Buffy Studies. Yet many moralist critiques misconstrue the full moral message of a show due to a restrictive focus on sex, violence, and profanity.

The Master is a fictional character on the y television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). He is a centuries-old vampire portrayed by Mark Metcalf, determined to open the portal to hell below Sunnydale High School in the fictional town of Sunnydale where the main character Buffy Summers lives

Televised Morality book. Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a case study

Televised Morality book. Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a case study. Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has simultaneously been heralded as one of the most morally sophisticated shows on television and one of the most morally corrupt. The program offers a fascinating look into the divergent issues involved in the moral evaluation of television today.

Televised Morality: The Case of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is an academic publication relating to the fictional Buffyverse established by TV series, Buffy and Angel. Yet many moralist critiques misconstrue the full moral message of a show due to a restrictive focus on sex, violence, and profanity

Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My aim in writing this thesis was to show that, contrary to the underlying themes of most critical approaches to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there is more to be gained by approaching the series from a poststructuralist, postmodern feminist perspective, an approach that is aligned with the works of Judith Butler and Michel Foucault.

This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil

This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. and a few enemies you might already recognize.

Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a case study.

Yet many moralist critiques misconstrue the full moral message of a show due to a restrictive focus on sex, violence, and profanity. Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a case study. 01. "Taking Buffy Seriously". 02. "The Moral Battleground".

Buffy Studies (10 items) list by orangerful. View all Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer lists. Manufacturer: Hamilton Books Release date: 23 February 2004 ISBN-10 : 0761828338 ISBN-13: 9780761828334. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a case study. ISBN13:9780761828334.

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The increasing frequency of moralist critiques of television shows is an acknowledgment of television's growing role in the shaping of a culture's moral values. Yet many moralist critiques misconstrue the full moral message of a show due to a restrictive focus on sex, violence, and profanity. Televised Morality explores the nature of moral discourse on television by using "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a case study.
Kelezel
My review may be a bit biased because I ADORE BTVS and anytime I see it mentioned I just get giddy with excitement. But with that in mind, I thought this book was excellent. The author is a Christian and the book is written from that perspective, but it isn't preachy in any way. It's more of a critique of the way most conservative or religious groups evaluate morality in popular culture using BTVS as an example. It articulates many concepts and ideas that I rarely hear talked about in any circles (Christian or otherwise).

The author is clearly a HUGE fan of the series which makes it really fun for a fellow fan to read. It also offers some interesting analysis and perspectives on certain episodes, story arcs, and characters that I hadn't thought of before and delves deeply into some of the main themes and messages of the show.

ALSO, for the mega-geeks who read it, it has blurbs from interviews with Joss Whedon and other writers of the show which just makes me really happy on top of providing more insights into the show itself.
Aurizar
The title says it all. Gregory Stevenson has written an insightful polemic, defending the television show, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, against all the criticism that claims the show lacks a moral compass or, more inaccurately, that the show is downright immoral. Stevenson, a theologian at Rochester College in Michigan, examines BtVS from every conceivable angle to show just how deeply moral it is, and how the question of morality pervades every episode. From the show's take on everything from family, religion, love, friendship, government and school, the author draws on his extensive knowledge of the stories to demonstrate just what a compelling "morality tale" Buffy the Vampire Slayer really is.

Erudite without being pretentious, informed without being pedantic, this is definitely one of the better books on this well-chronicled television show. Highly recommended.
Llanonte
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Fearlessrunner
Stevenson's chapter citing eschatological themes in non other than the Buffy the Vampire television series caught my eye on line while painfully researching this topic for a graduate course. Stevenson blows past the narrow cultural traps of religiosity to examine the bigger picture for all of us, in doing so he beautifully demonstrates the heart aching truth that we all share, both religious and non, for being human, really well done. -rd
Adoranin
For a while now, I'd been looking for a decent book that would "break down" the Buffyverse and look at it from a highly educated perspective, while not requiring a PhD to follow the text. Check and check! I work in a university, and for kicks one day, entered "Buffy" into the school library search engine. Lo and behold, this book came up! And I've been devouring it ever since.

Dr. Stevenson (as the other reviewers note), is both an obvious (and unashamed) fan of the series, and a theologian. In this book, he uses his 260 page "pulpit" to clearly, concisely, and surprisingly thoroughly examine, and at times defend, the many, many levels of meaning in BtVS. From a discussion of the visual as metaphor, to Spike and the redeption cycle, to the meaning of family, to the place of the Judeo-Christian God in a series created by an avowed athiest, to a grey area discussion on philosopy and morals, he covers it all. Unlike other tomes which cover similar ground, this one is unique in being a complete work by one author using both fandom and thorough research as bases.

I applaud this work because it neither tries to turn BtVS into something it was not, nor does it take itself so seriously that it becomes dry. If you're a BtVS fan looking for a different and very well written take on love, morality, life, death, redemption, resurrection, and the Single Slayer, you won't be disappointed by this book.
Arador
This book was written by a professor of religion at my alma mater - I actually saw it in the alumni newsletter and called the college bookstore to purchase it. I think the lady who took the call thought I was out of my mind, but she sent it anyway.

I've been fascinated by Buffy for years, shed tears when it ended, but (as a Christian) could never really explain why it was worthwhile viewing. It's not the violence and gore, the fangs and the horns, it's the moral message in the mix. You can't see it in one or two episodes; you have to be involved.

This book tells you why Buffy can be considered a 'moral' television show, when viewed consistently. Part doctoral thesis, part pop culture, this book deals with the ideas of subtext, metaphor, community, guilt, and redemption. The man has done his research - I learned more about the creator, writers, and producers of Buffy and their meticulous set up of the story than anything else. I give it a "4" only because it leans heavily toward academic writing, and if that's not your bag, you'll have a hard time getting everything out this book has to offer.
Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ebook
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Gregory Stevenson
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