Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
|Genre||academic publication, Media Study|
|Publisher||McFarland & Company|
|June 23, 2005|
|LC Class||PN1992.77.B84 B38 2005|
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.
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||"Open and Closed Family Systems"|
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