Added: April 11, 2015 – Last updated: June 13, 2015

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Author: Susan Berridge

Title: Empowered Vulnerability?

Subtitle: A Feminist Response to the Ubiquity of Sexual Violence in the Pilots of Female-Fronted Teen Drama Series

In: Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture

Edited by: Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2015

Pages: 91-105

ISBN-13: 9781137454928 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | English History, U.S. History | Representations: Films / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hex, My So-Called Life, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars



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Author: Susan Berridge, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Abstract: »The counterpoint of this (false) sexual agency is interrogated by Susan Berridge in her chapter titled 'Empowered Vulnerability?: A Feminist Response to the Ubiquity of Sexual Violence in the Pilots of Female-Fronted Teen Drama Series.' Berridge argues that sexual violence is used in television programming to suggest female vulnerability is an avoidable context. She turns to several popular dramas in the US and UK to interrogate how sexual violence functions narratively and ideologically.« (Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes. »Introduction: (In)visible and (Ir)relevant: Setting a Context.« Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture. Edited by Kumarini Silva. New York 2015: 11)

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 91)
  Heroine TV (p. 92)
  Pilots (p. 95)
  Conclusion (p. 102)
  References (p. 103)

Wikipedia: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hex (TV series), My So-Called Life, The Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars