Abstract

Drawing on several feminist and anti-racist theorists, I use the trope of the vampire to unravel how whiteness, maleness, and heterosexuality feed on the same set of disavowals—of the body, of the Other, of fluidity, of dependency itself. I then turn to Jewelle Gomez's The Gilda Stories (1991) for a counternarrative that, along with Donna Haraway's reading of vampires (1997), retools concepts of kinship and self that undergird racism, sexism, and heterosexism in contemporary U.S. culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 1-20
Launched on MUSE
2003-08-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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