Vampires, Race and Transnational Hollywoods (Hardback)

Dale Hudson

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In Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods, Dale Hudson explores the movement of transnational Hollywood's vampires, between low-budget quickies and high-budget franchises, as it appropriates visual styles from German, Mexican and Hong Kong cinemas and off-shores to Canada, Philippines, and South Africa. As the vampire's popularity has swelled, vampire film and television has engaged with changing discourses around race and identity not always addressed in realist modes. Here, teen vampires comfort misunderstood youth, chador-wearing skateboarder vampires promote transnational feminism, African American and Mexican American vampires recover their repressed histories. Looking at contemporary hits like True Blood, Twilight, Underworld and The Strain, classics such as Universal's Dracula and Dracula, and miscegenation melodramas like The Cheat and The Sheik, the book reconfigures Hollywood historiography and tradition as fundamentally transnational, offering fresh interpretations of vampire media as trans-genre sites for political contestation.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZOGJ
  • ISBN: 9781474423083
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.4cm x 24.0cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Publish date: Mon May 01 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 20

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