Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series (Google eBook)

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Rhonda V. Wilcox, Sue Turnbull
McFarland, Feb 8, 2011 - Performing Arts - 210 pages
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During the course of its three seasons, Veronica Mars captured the attention of fans and academics alike. The 12 scholarly essays in this collection examine the show's most compelling elements. Topics covered include vintage television, the search for the mother, fatherhood, the show's connection to classical Greek paradigms, the anti-hero's journey, rape narrative and meaning, and television fandom. Collectively, these essays reveal how a teen television show--equal parts noir, romance, social realism and father-daughter drama--became a worthy subject for scholarly study.
  

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Interesting read. Needed more variety, however. Many of the essay topics became redundant since they were so similar to the other essays. Read full review

Review: Investigating Veronica Mars: Essays on the Teen Detective Series

User Review  - Nina - Goodreads

Didn't enjoy it as much as "Neptune Noir" but I'm grateful that there was another book coming out in 2011, 4 years after the show got killed off. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Rob Thomas and Television Creativity
23
2 Performing Veronica Mars
35
3 So Cal Pietà
49
4 Whos Your Daddy?
67
5 Family Matters
82
6 Rethinking The Getting Even Part
95
7 Get My Revenge On
110
9 We Used to Be Friends
137
10 No Longer That Girl
152
11 Neptune NonConsensual
167
Episode Credits
189
Cast Credits
192
Contributors
193
Index
197
Copyright

8 This Teen Sleuths Tricks Arent Just for Kids
123

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About the author (2011)

Rhonda V. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College. She is the editor of Studies in Popular Culture and the coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. She is the author of one previous book on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has published numerous essays. Sue Turnbull is the chair of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong in Australia. She has published broadly in the fields of media education, audience studies and television, with particular attention to the representation of crime in popular culture.

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