An academic article by John Edgar Browning discussing the vampire community and NOVA.
This research note is an elaboration of my ethnographic work of the last 5 years and is here presented to raise careful discussion of the little-explored identity and phenomenon of “real vampirism”. An auxiliary purpose of these preliminary findings is to draw attention specifically to a yet unexplored dimension of the real vampire identity: geographical specificity. This line of enquiry is informed by the intensive ethnographic fieldwork I conducted in 2009–2011 in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and by supplementary ethnographic work in 2011–2013 in Buffalo, New York. Also explored is what I term “defiant culture”, through which, I posit, vampire self-identification is able to achieve a measure of empowerment by resisting “normalcy” while critiquing and challenging the power structures that re/produce it.
Read the article here: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/articles/palcomms20156
In the New Orleans area or interested in the community there? Check out the NOVA hosted Facebook group:
New Orleans Vampire Community hosted by NOVA
About: This group is to help communication between the New Orleans Vampire Association and realvampires within the New Orleans Community and those interested in the New Orleans Community. Though this group is hosted by NOVA, it is NOT an extension of NOVA. Some things discussed here will be brought up at the monthly NOVA meeting.