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Seduced by Twilight : the allure and contradictory messages of the popular saga

Author: Natalie Wilson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephanie Meyer's Twilight saga has maintained a tight grip on the contemporary culture's imagination. This timely and critical work examines how the Twilight series offers addictively appealing messages about love, romance, sex, beauty and body image, and how these charged themes interact with cultural issues regarding race, class, gender and sexuality"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Wilson
ISBN: 9780786460427 0786460423
OCLC Number: 681482796
Description: vii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A post-Twilight world --
The allure of the vampire, the danger of the wolf: or, why to avoid big, bad shape-shifters in favor of knights in sparkling armor --
Bitten by romance: happy Twilight-ever-after --
Vamping femininity: Twilight as (anti?) feminist fairy tale, or, we can't all be slayers --
The dawning of new men: hegemonic masculinity, sparkly white male vampires, and ab-tastic wolves of color --
Sexuality eclipsed: the taming of female sexuality via vampire abstinence --
The soul of the vampire: sparkly Mormons, female eves and unconverted wolves --
Got vampire privilege? or, why you should marry an undead white, wealthy, heterosexual Mormon --
Consuming desires: can you buy that Twilight feeling? --
You have a choice, and it need not be Edward or Jacob.
Responsibility: Natalie Wilson.

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"Stephanie Meyer's Twilight saga has maintained a tight grip on the contemporary culture's imagination. This timely and critical work examines how the Twilight series offers addictively appealing messages about love, romance, sex, beauty and body image, and how these charged themes interact with cultural issues regarding race, class, gender and sexuality"--Provided by publisher.

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