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True blood and philosophy : we wanna think bad things with you

Author: George A Dunn; Rebecca Housel
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a world where vampires, werewolves, and fairies coexist with human beings, the characters in Harris's books-- and the television show based on them-- wrestle with powerful desires while facing complex issues concerning sex, romance, bigotry, violence, death, and immortality.
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Named Person: Charlaine Harris; Charlaine Harris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Dunn; Rebecca Housel
ISBN: 9780470597729 0470597720
OCLC Number: 607573950
Description: x, 246 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "If a tree falls in the woods, it's still a tree, ain't it?" --
part 1: "I used to hate vampires, until I got to know one" : vampire-human ethics. 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 --
part 2: "Life-challenged individuals" : the politics of being dead. 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 --
part 3: "Their very blood is seductive" : eros, sexuality, and gender. 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 --
part 4: "I am actually older than your Jesus" : natural, supernatural, and divine. 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 --
part 5: "Our existence is insanity" : the metaphysics of supernatural beings. 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 --
Contributors: "I don't know who you think you are, but before the night is through ..." --
Index: Sookie's words of the day.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel.

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