"Xena" and Feminist Theorists
Analyzes the TV shows's heroine and other female characters from the perspectives of Carol Gilligan, Nancy Chodorow and Bell Hooks.
# 14647 | 2,025 words | 4 sources | 1999 |
Published on Jul 15, 2003 in Communication (Television) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender) , Women Studies (General)
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From the Paper:"Xena and the Feminist Theorists
What Nancy Chodorow might make of Xena is hard to guess, but what Xena would think of Chodorow's theory is easy to imagine. She would snort, sneer, make a snide comment and go on with her busy, nonmothering life. Yet, there are two main female characters in the syndicated television series, and a number of other important mortal and immortal female figures. The intent in this paper is to explore the nature of those female figures in terms of three feminist theorists - Carol Gilligan, Nancy Chodorow, and Bell Hooks.
It is important to remember from the beginning that television is fantasy, and Xena is even more fantastic than most television. It uses characters from both myth and history to ..."
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