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Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods
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Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods

Dale Hudson

Abstract

This book proposes that vampire films and series constitute a different way of understanding Hollywood and the United States. It explores the movement of transnational Hollywood’s representations of the vampire, between low-budget quickies and high-budget blockbusters and franchises, even as it appropriates visual styles from German, Mexican and Hong Kong cinemas. Vampires allow us to refocus on Hollywood as plural, US history as transnational, and race as having afterlives. The book proposes three overlapping contributions: (1) reconfiguring Hollywood historiography and traditions as transnat ... More

Keywords: ethnicity, Hollywood, immigration, interdisciplinary, race, racism, political economy, postcolonial, transnational, vampire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474423083
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423083.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dale Hudson, author
NYU Abu Dhabi