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Author Erzen, Tanya.

Title Fanpire : the Twilight saga and the women who love it / Tanya Erzen.

Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    813.6 ERZ    Available
Description xxiii, 158 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-148) and index.
Summary "From Barbie dolls to blockbuster films, the Twilight saga has bedazzled millions of fans and generated billions in revenue. Tanya Erzen introduces us to the global fanpire- members of Edward-addiction groups, twi-rock musicians and adherents of vampire religion- to explain how Twilight has become a massive cultural phenomenon, and why women and girls derive such pleasure from Twilight's fantasies of romance and power. In the supernatural world of Twilight's vampires and werewolves, the fears, insecurities and longings of many girls and women about sex and relationships are confronted head-on. Like the characters in the books, fans imagine that they can have it all: empowerment, respect, and true love, fantasies that are reinforced by target marketing. At the same time, the solitary reader is now part of a far-flung fanpire of like-minded devotees, where she fashions new identities, and encounters belonging and enchantment in everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- Twilight saga
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Sex role in literature.
ISBN 9780807006337 (hardback)

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