“So Here's Us, On the Raggedy Edge”: Exoticism and Identification in Joss Whedon's Firefly

@article{Granade2011SoHU,
  title={“So Here's Us, On the Raggedy Edge”: Exoticism and Identification in Joss Whedon's Firefly},
  author={S. A. Granade},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={621 - 637}
}
  • S. A. Granade
  • Published 2011
  • Art
  • Popular Music and Society
  • In his short-lived television show Firefly, Joss Whedon created a future clearly rooted in the present through melded Asian and American influences. Since one of Whedon's overriding concerns in his art is identification of and with his characters, Firefly offers a rich tapestry to explore the ways music, particularly non-Western music, is used in formulations of identity. Exploring the visual and audible representations of the exotic permeating Firefly, this article finds that the show reverses… CONTINUE READING
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