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Author Chaplin, Susan, 1967-
Title The postmillennial vampire : power, sacrifice and simulation in True blood, Twilight and other contemporary narratives / Susan Chaplin.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Series Palgrave pivot.
Palgrave pivot.
Subject Vampire films -- History and criticism.
Fantasy television programs -- History and criticism.
Horror television programs -- History and criticism.
Vampires in popular culture.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 113 pages).
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 2, 2017).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Vampire, the Scapegoat and the Sacred King -- Chapter 2. From Blood Bonds to Brand Loyalties -- Chapter 3. 'Nothing is Real, Everything is Permitted' -- Chapter 4. Contagion, Simulation, Capital -- Bibliography.
ISBN 9783319483726 (electronic bk.)
3319483722 (electronic bk.)
3319483714
9783319483719
9783319483719
3319483714
ISBN/ISSN 9783319483719
OCLC # 971018841
Additional Format Print version: Chaplin, Susan, 1967- Postmillennial vampire. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] 3319483714 9783319483719 (OCoLC)959033656.