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True blood and philosophy : we wanna think bad things with you / edited by George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel.

Dunn, George A., 1957- (Added Author). Housel, Rebecca. (Added Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780470597729 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0470597720 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: x, 246 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : "If a tree falls in the woods, it's still a tree, ain't it?" -- "I used to hate vampires, until I got to know one" : vampire-human ethics -- "Life-challenged individuals" : the politics of being dead -- "Their very blood is seductive" : eros, sexuality, and gender -- "I am actually older than your Jesus" : natural, supernatural, and divine -- "Our existence is insanity" : the metaphysics of supernatural beings -- "I don't know who you think you are, but before the night is through..." -- Sookie's words of the day.
To turn or not to turn : the ethics of making vampires / Christopher Robichaud -- Dressing up and playing human : vampire assimilation in the human playground / Jennifer Culver -- Pets, cattle, and higher life forms on True Blood / Ariadne Blayde and George A. Dunn -- Signed in blood : rights and the vampire-human social contract / Joseph J. Foy -- "Honey, if we can't kill people, what's the point of being a vampire?" : can vampires be good citizens? / William M. Curtis -- Un-true blood : the politics of artificiality / Bruce A. McClelland -- Coming out of the coffin and coming out of the closet / Patricia Brace and Robert Arp -- "I am Sookie, hear me roar!" : Sookie Stackhouse and feminist ambivalence / Lillian E. Craton and Kathryn E. Jonell -- Sookie, Sigmund, and the edible complex / Ron Hirschbein -- Let the bon temps roll : sacrifice, scapegoats, and good times / Kevin J. Corn and George A. Dunn -- Are vampires unnatural? / Andrew Terjesen and Jenny Terjesen -- Does God hate fangs? / Adam Barkman -- A vampire's heart has its reasons that scientific naturalism can't understand / Susan Peppers-Bates and Joshua Rust -- Keeping secrets from Sookie / Fred Curry -- Vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters : the more they change, the more they stay the same / Sarah Grubb.
Subject: Harris, Charlaine. Southern vampire novel.
Harris, Charlaine > Philosophy.
True blood (Television program)
Vampires in literature.
Werewolves in literature.
Vampires on television.
Werewolves on television.
Immortality (Philosophy)
Philosophy in literature.

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