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Twilight and philosophy : vampires, vegetarians, and the pursuit of immortality

Author: Rebecca Housel; Jeremy Wisnewski
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What can vampires tell us about the meaning of life? Is Edward a romantic hero or a dangerous stalker? Is Bella a feminist? Is Stephenie Meyer? How does Stephenie Meyer's Mormonism fit ino the fantastical world of Twilight? Is Jacob "better" for Bella than Edward? The answers to these philosophical questions and more can be found inside this text. With everything from Taoism to mind reading to the place of God in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Housel; Jeremy Wisnewski
ISBN: 9780470484234 0470484233
OCLC Number: 316011286
Description: xii, 259 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Inroduction --
Twilight. You look good enough to eat: love, madness, and the food analogy / George A. Dunn ; Dying to eat: the vegetarian ethics of Twilight / Jean Kazez ; Can a vampire be a person? / Nicholas Michaud ; Carlisle: more compassionate than a speeding bullet? / Andrew Terjesen and Jenny Terjesen --
New moon. Vampire-Dämmerung: what can Twilight tell us about God? / Peter S. Fosl and Eli Fosl ; To bite or not to bite: Twilight, immortality, and the meaning of life / Brendan Shea ; Mind reading and morality: the moral hazards of being Edward / Eric Silverman ; Love and authority among wolves / Sara Worley --
Eclipse. Bella Swan and Sarah Palin: all the old myths are not true / Naomi Zack ; Vampire love: the second sex negotiates the twenty-first century / Bonnie Mann ; Edward Cullen and Bella Swan: Byronic and feminist heroes ... or not / Abigail E. Myers ; Undead patriarchy and the possibility of love / Leah McClimans and J. Jeremy Wisnewski ; The "real" danger: fact vs. fiction for the girl audience / Rebecca Housel --
Breaking dawn. Twilight of an idol: our fatal attraction to vampires / Jennifer L. McMahon ; Bella's vampires semiotics / Dennis Knepp ; Space, time, and vampire ontology / Philip Puszczalowski ; For the strength of Bella? Meyer, vampires, and Mormonism / Marc E. Shaw ; The Tao of Jacob / Rebecca Housel --
Contributors --
Index
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski.

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