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The Female Vampire in Popular Culture

Or What to Read or Watch Next
  • U. Melissa Anyiwo
Part of the Teaching Gender book series (GEND)

Abstract

The vampire has had a chequered history that mirrors attitudes towards women over time. Presented as outside acceptable femininity—single, independent, homosexual, and eschewing biological reproduction—female vampires reflect the unending fear of the powerful woman. As a result, vampiras in mainstream visual culture have typically been formed from the simple template of the Whore or Temptress.

Keywords

Television Show Motion Picture Popular Culture Female Character Television Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Melissa Anyiwo
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  1. 1.Department of Politics and HistoryCurry CollegeUSA

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