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Towards a globalised notion of vampire identity
Aspasia Stephanou

representing the global vampire community on SciFi’s reality television series Mad Mad House ( 2004 ). An Asian American, Don became a vampire icon, glamorous and sexually appealing; his ethnicity gave way to a lustrous commodified image of Hollywoodised vampires: false blue contact lenses, false fangs, long, artificial nails, and the ubiquitous gothic, Victorian-era attire: a hyperreal transnational vampire

in Globalgothic
The demonic adoptee in The Bad Seed (1954)
Elisabeth Wesseling

. 13 The Nobel-prize winning author Pearl Buck was the daughter of an American missionary in China, where she grew up. Buck retained a lifelong commitment to improving Asian-American relationships, believing that the adoption of orphaned Chinese and Korean children would greatly enhance American knowledge and understanding of China. Pearl Buck founded Welcome House in 1949

in Gothic kinship
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American Horror Story’s housing crisis
Karen E Macfarlane

preceded and precipitated the mortgage crisis, ‘lenders [were] substantially more likely to deny loans to people of color, regardless of their income’ ( 2010 : 1), and as a result, a disproportionate number of black, Hispanic and Asian Americans applied for sub-prime mortgages. In fact, Emily Badger points out, minority clients tended to be pushed towards taking on sub

in Neoliberal Gothic