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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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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    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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