Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings
Jackson, Martin A., Journal of American & Comparative Cultures
Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings. Eric C. Schneider. Princeton University Press, 1999.
In the Bronx of the 1950s, gangs loomed large in the public consciousness. Especially in the consciousness of teenagers who were alternately terrified and enthralled by the sight of leather jacketed cadres who hung out on certain corners and who committed acts of mayhem on a nearly hourly basis..or so we fervently believed. Not a junior high school in New York was free of legend about the local hoods: the Red Wings in Italian Harlem, the Chaplains in Brooklyn, and in the Bronx, the truly ominous Fordham Baldies. The latter were famous for their haircuts, or more precisely, their lack of …
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Publication information: Article title: Vampires, Dragons and Egyptian Kings. Contributors: Jackson, Martin A. - Author. Journal title: Journal of American & Comparative Cultures. Volume: 23. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2000. Page number: 115+. © American Culture Association Fall 2001. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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