Vampires Today The Truth about Modern Vampirism

It happened that the Atlanta Vampire Alliance (AVA) was willing to work with me. For over a year I gathered ethnographic data with the AVA. I ate with them, ... To study real vampires is to study the state of the modern world.

Vampires Today  The Truth about Modern Vampirism

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.

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Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Joseph Laycock
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-14 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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
Modern Vampirism
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: A. Osborne Eaves
Categories: Vampires
Type: BOOK - Published: 1904 - Publisher:

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The Modern Vampire
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Sebastian Condado De Haza
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01 - Publisher: Lulu.com

This is a guide for the Modern Vampire; therefore, if you are of the living - a warm-blooded human - you will gain nothing useful from its study. However, if you are one of the many who are new to our existence - the undead as it were - and
The Monster with a Thousand Faces
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Brian J. Frost
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Popular Press

Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction,
The Modern Vampire and Human Identity
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Deborah Mutch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-05 - Publisher: Springer

Vampires are back - and this time they want to be us, not drain us. This collection considers the recent phenomena of Twilight and True Blood, as well as authors such as Kim Newman and Matt Haig, films such as The Breed and Interview with the Vampire, and television programmes