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"How do you like my darkness now?": Women, Violence, and the 'Good Bad' Girl in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kramer, Kaley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0394-1554 (2017) "How do you like my darkness now?": Women, Violence, and the 'Good Bad' Girl in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In: Chappell, Julie and Young, Mallory, (eds.) Bad girls and transgressive women in popular television, fiction and film. USA, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 15-31

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This edited volume interrogates the representation of transgressive women in television, popular fiction, and mainstream film from the mid-to-late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Each of essay concentrates on the perception of women, young and old, as “bad girls,” those defying or transgressing the traditional social roles, attitudes, and pursuits defined as “appropriate” for women and girls. In presenting these treatments, this volume analyzes longstanding and more recent questions surrounding the role and importance of women who “just say no.” With examples across popular media and literature, what remains a constant among all of these bad girls despite their different media and personalities is the will to cross the boundaries of behavior deemed, by prevailing authorities, to be acceptable.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 'This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319472584. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47259-1_2
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Films
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/216

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