Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Superheroine, but not in Serbia

  • Ljiljana Gavrilović The Institute of Ethnography SASA Belgrade
Keywords:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV series, vampire, fear, culture, Serbia

Abstract

This paper discusses the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, more specifically, its enormous popularity in the United States, Western Europe and Australia, and the absence of any reaction to the series in Serbia. By comparing themes regarded as important in western societies to the current situation in Serbia, the analysis shows that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a series that could not have gained popularity in Serbia because it uses the language of fantasy to speak about reality and pose unpleasant questions, which the Serbian public does not wish to hear.

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Published
2011-05-30
How to Cite
Gavrilović, Ljiljana. 2011. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Superheroine, But Not in Serbia”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 6 (2), 413-28. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21301/eap.v6i2.7.