The Postmillennial Vampire: Power, Sacrifice and Simulation in True Blood, Twilight and Other Contemporary Narratives (Hardback)
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The Postmillennial Vampire: Power, Sacrifice and Simulation in True Blood, Twilight and Other Contemporary Narratives (Hardback)

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Hardback 113 Pages / Published: 06/02/2017
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This book explores the idea that while we see the vampire as a hero of romance, or as a member of an oppressed minority struggling to fit in and acquire legal recognition, the vampire has in many ways changed beyond recognition over recent decades due to radically shifting formations of the sacred in contemporary culture. The figure of the vampire has captured the popular imagination to an unprecedented extent since the turn of the millennium. The philosopher Rene Girard associates the sacred with a communal violence that sacred ritual controls and contains. As traditional formations of the sacred fragment, the vampire comes to embody and enact this `sacred violence' through complex blood bonds that relate the vampire to the human in wholly new ways in the new millennium.

Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783319483719
Number of pages: 113
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 8 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

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