Athena's Daughters: Television's New Women Warriors

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Frances H. Early, Kathleen Kennedy
Syracuse University Press, 2003 - Performing Arts - 175 pages
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This volume is a feminist exploration of the intersection between the turn-of-the-millennium's new war culture and the figure of the prime-time woman warrior. The collection interrogates fan fiction, critical/academic discourse, and internet communities as well as television episodes. The volume focuses on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena as an archetypal hero, and La Femme Nikita.
 

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In recent shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Trek Voyager, and La Femme Nikita, we have seen capable and proactive female characters rise up and dominate. This work, a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Athenas Daughters
1
The Baby the Mother and the Empire Xena as Ancient Hero
13
Tall Dark and Dangerous Xena the Quest and the Wielding of Sexual Violence in Xena OnLine Fan Fiction
27
Love Is the Battlefield The Making and the Unmaking of the Just Warrior in Xena Warrior Princess
40
The Female Just Warrior Reimagined From Boudicca to Buffy
55
If Youre Not Enjoying It Youre Doing Something Wrong Textual and Viewer Constructions of Faith the Vampire Slayer
66
Action Chicks Everything OnLine Interviews with Male Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
78
Buffy? Shes Like Me Shes Not Like MeShes Rad
92
The Most Powerful Weapon You Have Warriors and Gender La Femme Nikita
105
We Who Are Borg Are We Borg?
119
Notes
135
Bibliography
155
Index
167
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