All too Human: Xander Harris and the Embodiment of the Fully Human
International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry
We examine the evolution of Xander Harris over the duration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and how his character's depiction of masculinity itself is an interrogation of the rhetorics and discourses of masculinity. As one of the Scoobies, Xander is a male character who struggles with being a man in a world where being the man is not an option. Xander presents us with a depiction of masculinity that must manage how cultural conceptions of masculinity and femininity are linked to discourses of power and individuality.
Art Herbig and A Herrmann (2015).
All too Human: Xander Harris and the Embodiment of the Fully Human. Presented at International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.