Skin Shows Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters

ISBN-10: 0822316633
ISBN-13: 9780822316633
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Halberstam's argument is elegant in its simplicity, but far-reaching in its implications. Providing a strikingly original account of the Gothic, she proposes through her work a cultural history of fear and prejudice and, thus, paves the way for a new scholarly enterprise."--Ann Cvetkovich, University of Texas, Austin

Judith Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters , Female Masculinity and co-author with Del LaGrace Volcano of The Drag King Book.

Acknowledgments
Parasites and Perverts: An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity
Making Monsters: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Gothic Surface, Gothic Depth: The Subject of Secrecy in Stevenson and Wilde
Technologies of Monstrosity: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Reading Counterclockwise: Paranoid Gothic or Gothic Paranoia?
Bodies That Splatter: Queers and Chain Saws
Skinflick: Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs
Conclusion: Serial Killing
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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