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Reading the Vampire
Ken Gelder
0415080126
Dec 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Transylvanian wildernesses and a morbid fascination with the "other:" the legend of the vampire continues to haunt the popular imagination.

Reading the Vampire examines the creature in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film--from early vampire stories such as Polidori's The Vampire, J. Sheridan Le Fanu's "lesbian vampire" tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, "post-Ceausescu" vampire narratives, and films such as F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu and Francis Ford...


Reading the Vampire
Ken Gelder
0415080134
Mar 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Transylvanian wildernesses and a morbid fascination with the "other:" the legend of the vampire continues to haunt the popular imagination.

Reading the Vampire examines the creature in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film--from early vampire stories such as Polidori's The Vampire, J. Sheridan Le Fanu's "lesbian vampire" tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, "post-Ceausescu" vampire narratives, and films such as F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu and Francis Ford...


The Subcultures Reader
Ken Gelder
0415127270
Feb 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
First coined in the 1940s, the term "subculture" has been applied to society's most interesting, and, often, most inventive elements. Through a collection of articles written over the last 50 years, this book traces both the history of the academic study of subcultures and the history of subcultures themselves. While you'll find the usual assortment of articles on punk rock, street gangs, and Star Trek fans, what is perhaps most interesting are the articles from the early days of "subculture studies." Two of the highlights include a piece by Paul G. Cressey on 1930s taxi dancers and their opinions on race and class, and an article by Howard Becker on the language and attitudes of jazz musicians in the early '60s. The 55 selections in this volume offer a rich spectrum of subcultures and the academic...


The Horror Reader
Ken Gelder
041521355X
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"For those trying to gain an overview of the field, Gelder's book is an excellent starting point...."
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts



Book Description
Blood-sucking vampires, serial killers, ghosts and ghouls, monsters and freaks--horror provides us with a way of imagining and classifying our world. Through 29 essays, The Horror Reader explores the questions of what is evil and what is good; what is monstrous and what is "normal"; what can be seen and what should remain hidden. Covering classic gothic literature and spanning the history of horror in literature and film, it brings together essential writings on this most spectacular and controversial of genres. The range of topics is vast-from Edgar Allan Poe to Frankenstein to The...


The Horror Reader
Ken Gelder
0415213568
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Review
For those trying to gain an overview of the field, Gelder's book is an excellent starting point....Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Book Description
Blood-sucking vampires, serial killers, ghosts and ghouls, monsters and freaks--horror provides us with a way of imagining and classifying our world. Through 29 essays, The Horror Reader explores the questions of what is evil and what is good; what is monstrous and what is "normal"; what can be seen and what should remain hidden. Covering classic gothic literature and spanning the history of horror in literature and film, it brings together essential writings on this most spectacular and controversial of genres. The range of topics is vast-from Edgar Allan Poe to Frankenstein to The Texas Chainsaw...


The Subcultures Reader
Ken Gelder
0415344158
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
First coined in the 1940s, the term "subculture" has been applied to society's most interesting, and, often, most inventive elements. Through a collection of articles written over the last 50 years, this book traces both the history of the academic study of subcultures and the history of subcultures themselves. While you'll find the usual assortment of articles on punk rock, street gangs, and Star Trek fans, what is perhaps most interesting are the articles from the early days of "subculture studies." Two of the highlights include a piece by Paul G. Cressey on 1930s taxi dancers and their opinions on race and class, and an article by Howard Becker on the language and attitudes of jazz musicians in the early '60s. The 55 selections in this volume offer a rich spectrum of subcultures and the academic...


Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland
Ken Gelder
070222507X
September 1994
Paperback
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The Subcultures Reader
Ken Gelder
0415344166
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
First coined in the 1940s, the term "subculture" has been applied to society's most interesting, and, often, most inventive elements. Through a collection of articles written over the last 50 years, this book traces both the history of the academic study of subcultures and the history of subcultures themselves. While you'll find the usual assortment of articles on punk rock, street gangs, and Star Trek fans, what is perhaps most interesting are the articles from the early days of "subculture studies." Two of the highlights include a piece by Paul G. Cressey on 1930s taxi dancers and their opinions on race and class, and an article by Howard Becker on the language and attitudes of jazz musicians in the early '60s. The 55 selections in this volume offer a rich spectrum of subcultures and the academic...


Popular Fiction
Ken Gelder
0415356466
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Review
This is a book on which other explorations into this vast and largely uncharted territory will build on. Moving from a theoretically sophisticated overview, Gelder engages - closely, uncondescendingly, and entertainingly - with a stimulating range of samples. Most importantly it's enjoyable..–John Sutherland, University College London

With a deceptive ease arising from his familiarity with astonishing range of popular fictions, Gelder breaks new ground in treating popular fiction as a distinctive cultural field with its own logic. The result is a rare combination of clarity and accessibility and challenging insight..–Tony Bennett, The Open University

Book Description
Popular fiction sells in the millions, surrounded by an immense industry of producers,...



Popular Fiction
Ken Gelder
0415356474
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Review
This is a book on which other explorations into this vast and largely uncharted territory will build on. Moving from a theoretically sophisticated overview, Gelder engages - closely, uncondescendingly, and entertainingly - with a stimulating range of samples. Most importantly it's enjoyable..–John Sutherland, University College London

With a deceptive ease arising from his familiarity with astonishing range of popular fictions, Gelder breaks new ground in treating popular fiction as a distinctive cultural field with its own logic. The result is a rare combination of clarity and accessibility and challenging insight..–Tony Bennett, The Open University

Book Description
Popular fiction sells in the millions, surrounded by an immense industry of producers,...



Inside the Minds: The Art of Retail - CEOs from 7-Eleven, Orvis, Meineke & More on Successfully Delivering Product to Market and Operating in a Retail Environment
Aspatore Books Staff
1587622378
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Inside the Minds: The Art of Retail is the most authoritative book ever written on the ins and outs of retailing - through all channels. Featuring Chairmen, Presidents and CEOs representing some of the world's leading retailers, this book provides a broad, yet comprehensive overview of all aspects of the industry and the keys to conceptualizing, differentiating and delivering a successful and profitable product. From the history of on-line retail to the steps involved in building a name analogous to convenience, authors pull readers through all methods for efficiently reaching the consumer and expertly delivering product to market. From revamping a brand, to the particulars around excellent customer service, as well as finding and retaining the best employees, authors articulate the finer points around retail now, and...

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