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ERIC Number: EJ926992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Fearless Vampire Kissers: Bloodsuckers We Love in "Twilight," "True Blood" and Others
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v13 n2 p90-92 2011
The figure of the vampire has been an important element of popular culture for more than a century. The movies have been a home for vampire stories, and they have presented them as unusually frightening images. A recent explosion of vampire screen works reveals a new emphasis on addressing female issues as opposed to male issues and focusing on the erotic attraction of the vampire rather than the fear. As a fictional, but very obvious, example of an alien group in our midst, vampires are like many sub-groups. The change from fear to arousal may augur a change in sentiment that allows us to be more welcoming of outsiders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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