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Ambiguity and sexuality in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Sartrean analysis

Burr, Vivien (2003) Ambiguity and sexuality in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Sartrean analysis. Sexualities, 6 (3/4). pp. 343-360. ISSN 1363-4607

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Abstract

This article presents a phenomenological, Sartrean
analysis of sexual relationships as portrayed in the cult TV series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS). I argue that, through an
examination of the differences between vampire and human
characters in relationship, we gain an appreciation of the
ambiguity of human sexuality as it is experienced. Through the
narrative device of sexual relationships between human and
vampire characters, BtVS offers a representation that potentially
subverts current ideologies of love and sexuality. In addition,
BtVS makes visible, although does not explicitly endorse, sadomasochistic
sexual practices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 41 (Sociology) Copyright © 2003 SAGE Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA and New Delhi)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 09:48
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/335

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