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Dancing with the doctor : dimensions of gender in the Doctor Who universe

Author
Jowett, Lorna, 1971- author.
Title
Dancing with the doctor : dimensions of gender in the Doctor Who universe / Lorna Jowett.
Format
Book
Published
London : I.B. Tauris, 2017.
©2017
Description
viii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Main Man?
  • Companions and Allies
  • Multidimensional Identity
  • Paratexts: The Unfolding Franchise
  • Production: Unsung Heroes
  • Reception: Squeeing, Trolling, Transforming
Summary
Widespread conversations and criticisms continue about the ways in which Doctor Who represents gender. Dancing with the Doctor, the first book on the Doctor Who universe to take gender as its focus, examines both the successful revival of the series since 2005 and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Lorna Jowett delves into the distinctive stories and characters, including the Doctors themselves, their female and male companions, Captain Jack Harkness, Missy, Sarah Jane and her young comrades. She considers the showrunners, directors, producers and writers and the problems this flagship science fiction series has had in offering alternative gender models. Constructions of masculinity, the author function, and how gender intersects with the other facets of identity, race, ethnicity and age, are just some of the areas explored in this accessible and wide-ranging re-view of these hotly debated elements of the successful BBC franchise. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- )
Sex role on television.
ISBN
9781784533748
1784533742
9781786721464
9781786731463
1786721465
1786731460

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
PN1992.8.S44 J69 2017
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
Floor
8th Floor, East Tower
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