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The psychology of vampires

Author: David Cohen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: Psychology of everything.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why have vampires become such a feature of modern culture? Can vampire-like conditions be explained by medical research? Is there a connection between vampirism and Freud? The Psychology of Vampires presents a captivating look at the origins of vampires in myth and history, and the psychological theories which try to explain why they fascinate us. It traces the development of vampires from the first ever vampire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cohen, David, 1946- author.
Psychology of vampires
New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018015385
Named Person: John William Polidori; John William Polidori
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Cohen
ISBN: 9781351675123 9781315164762 1315164760 1351675125 9781351675116 1351675117 9781351675109 1351675109
OCLC Number: 1035770133
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 136 pages).
Contents: Aperitif --
the vampires' favourite ice cream --
Poor Polidori and the human jam --
The early history of vampires --
Dracula on the couch --
The doctor who wanted to be something different --
The vampire develops and the poet flees from the bailiffs --
Dip the pen in blood --
Theology, child abuse --
and the vampire 'syndrome' --
The first proper story --
Sucking out energy --
the passive aggressive personality --
In print --
Vampires on the ward --
A modern Oedipus, bloodletting and three more deaths --
Polidori's cultural legacy.
Series Title: Psychology of everything.
Responsibility: David Cohen.

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Why have vampires become such a feature of modern culture? Can vampire-like conditions be explained by medical research? Is there a connection between vampirism and Freud? The Psychology of Vampires presents a captivating look at the origins of vampires in myth and history, and the psychological theories which try to explain why they fascinate us. It traces the development of vampires from the first ever vampire tale, written by John Polidori in 1819, to their modern cultural legacy. Together with historical detail about Polidori's eventful life, the book also examines the characteristics of vampires, and explores how and why people might identify as vampires today. From sanguinarians who drink blood, to psychic vampires who suck the energy from those around them, The Psychology of Vampires explores the absorbing connections between vampirism and psychology, theology, medicine and culture.

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