Vampires Today The Truth About Modern Vampirism

Author: Joseph Laycock
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313364737
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Long before Dracula, people were fascinated by vampires. The interest has continued in more recent times with Anne Rice's Lestat novels, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the HBO series True Blood, and the immensely popular Twilight. But vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, this fascinating book looks at the details of real vampire life and the many expressions of vampirism as it now exists. In Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism, Joseph Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group, and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the coffin," as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions, as it does here, about how we define "normal" and what it means to be human.

Vampires

Author: Ryan Gale
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With sharp fangs and a thirst for human blood, vampires are one of the most feared monsters of all. Learn more about where vampires came from.

Psychology Today April 1989

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Ecopiety

Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479891312
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Tackles a human problem we all share―the fate of the earth and our role in its future Confident that your personal good deeds of environmental virtue will save the earth? The stories we encounter about the environment in popular culture too often promote an imagined moral economy, assuring us that tiny acts of voluntary personal piety, such as recycling a coffee cup, or purchasing green consumer items, can offset our destructive habits. No need to make any fundamental structural changes. The trick is simply for the consumer to buy the right things and shop our way to a greener future. It’s time for a reality check. Ecopiety offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Ranging from portrayals of environmental sin and virtue such as the eco-pious depiction of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, to the green capitalism found in the world of mobile-device “carbon sin-tracking” software applications, to the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, the volume illuminates the work pop culture performs as both a mirror and an engine for the greening of American spiritual and ethical commitments. Taylor makes the case that it is not through a framework of grim duty or obligation, but through one of play and delight, that we may move environmental ideals into substantive action.

Vampires Werewolves And Zombies

Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Editor: ABDO & Daughters
ISBN: 9781562390396
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Presents facts and folklore about werewolves, zombies, and vampires.

The Vampire Gallery

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Editor: Visible Ink Press
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Presents profiles of famous vampires since the 18th century, including Barnabas Collins, Count Dracula, Lord Ruthven, and Graf Orlock

Vampires

Author: Martin Harry Greenberg
Editor: M J F Books
ISBN: 9781567311679
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Fred Saberhagen edits this collection of great vampire stories across two centuries.

Kids Everything Monsters

Author: Shannon R Turlington
Editor: Everything
ISBN: 9781580626576
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Collects stories and information about monsters, aliens, and dragons, and includes related puzzles and trivia questions.

Weekly World News

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Allure Of The Vampire

Author: Corvis Nocturnum
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The mere mention of vampires used to be enough to make people think of a nocturnal predator. But over the centuries the vampire has changed from monstrous villain to sexual object, for both men and women alike. Allure of the Vampire examines our intimate attraction to these beings in a detailed manner. Now, join occult author Corvis Nocturnum as he reveals the fascinating evolution of this icon as it has lured and enticed us in folklore, film and books from the days of ancient civilization to the living breathing inhabitants of our modern subculture, the vampire community.

The Celluloid Vampires

Author: Michael J. Murphy
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Reference User Services Quarterly

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A Dictionary Of Vampires

Author: Peter Haining
Editor: Robert Hale Limited
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An impressively researched A-Z reference work about one of the most fascinating - and feared - creatures in supernatural legend.

Dangerous Games

Author: Joseph P. Laycock
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520284925
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The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game. Dangerous Games explores both the history and the sociological significance of this panic. Fantasy role-playing games do share several functions in common with religion. However, religion—as a socially constructed world of shared meaning—can also be compared to a fantasy role-playing game. In fact, the claims of the moral entrepreneurs, in which they presented themselves as heroes battling a dark conspiracy, often resembled the very games of imagination they condemned as evil. By attacking the imagination, they preserved the taken-for-granted status of their own socially constructed reality. Interpreted in this way, the panic over fantasy-role playing games yields new insights about how humans play and together construct and maintain meaningful worlds. Laycock’s clear and accessible writing ensures that Dangerous Games will be required reading for those with an interest in religion, popular culture, and social behavior, both in the classroom and beyond.

Proceedings Vertebrate Pest Conference

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The Vampire Encyclopedia

Author: Matthew Bunson
Editor: Gramercy
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A reference source on vampires, with over 2,000 entries. This single-volume covers vampires in art, literature, film and television.

American Vampires

Author: Norine Dresser
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679730415
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Explores the American fascination with vampire folklore, interviewing those whose obsession ends with watching "Dark Shadows" and receiving vampire newsletters to those who drink warm human blood

Proteus

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Virtuous Vampires

Author: Stefan Dziemianowicz
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Psychoanalysis And Sovereignty In Popular Vampire Fictions

Author: Anna Powell
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An exploration of the uncanny modalities of eroticism in vampire literature and film. It critiques the predominant approaches to a body of texts which depict sovereignty and the will to power, and considers the shortcomings of the overwhelming focuses on sexuality in current Gothic studies.