Loving Vampires

Our Undead Obsession

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About the Book

Vampire characters are ubiquitous in popular culture, serving as metaphors for society’s most sensitive subjects—sexuality, gender roles, race, ethnicity, class—and often channeling widespread fears of immigration, crime, terrorism and addiction. This book explores pop culture’s vampires variously as sexual seducers, savage monsters, noble protectors and drainers of human power. The author discusses three real-life role models for vampire characters.

About the Author(s)

Tom Pollard is a writer/filmmaker and professor at National University’s Department of Social Sciences. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Bibliographic Details

Tom Pollard
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9778-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2430-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
One. Vampires 5
Two. Seducers 25
Three. Genders 61
Four. Monsters 87
Five. Psychics 110
Six. Slayers 130
Seven. Narratives 158
Chapter Notes 187
Bibliography 199
Index 207