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Author Wilson, Natalie, 1971-

Title Seduced by Twilight : the allure and contradictory messages of the popular saga / Natalie Wilson.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.6 WILS    DUE 05-01-20
Physical description vii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index.
Contents 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 desire s: can you buy that Twilight feeling?
Summary "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.
Subject Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- Twilight saga.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Youth -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780786460427 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0786460423 (paperback: acid-free paper)