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Zombies are us : essays on the humanity of the walking dead /
edited by Christopher M. Moreman and Cory James Rushton.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
description
vii, 220 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786459123 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786459124 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
isbn
0786459123 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786459124 (softcover : alk. paper)
general note
"A companion volume to Race, oppression and the zombie : essays on cross-cultural appropriations of the Caribbean tradition by the same editors."
abstract
"In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic presence in literature, film, video games, legal language, and philosophy, exploring topics including zombies and the environment, litigation, the afterlife, capitalism, and the erotic. The authors seek to discover what the zombie can teach us about being human"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8176912
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-205), filmography (p. [206]-209), discography (p. 210),and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Christopher M. Moreman is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University-East Bay, where he teaches courses in comparative religion. Cory James Rushton is an associate professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
Summaries
Main Description
On the surface, the zombie seems the polar opposite of the human--they are the living dead; we, in essence, are the dying alive. But the zombie is also "us." Although decaying, it looks like us, dresses like us, and sometimes (if rarely) acts like us. In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic presence in literature, film, video games, legal language, and philosophy, exploring topics including zombies and the environment, litigation, the afterlife, capitalism, and the erotic. Through this wide-ranging examination of the zombie phenomenon, the authors seek to discover what the zombie can teach us about being human.
Library of Congress Summary
"In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic presence in literature, film, video games, legal language, and philosophy, exploring topics including zombies and the environment, litigation, the afterlife, capitalism, and the erotic. The authors seek to discover what the zombie can teach us about being human"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction-They're Us: Zombies, Humans/Humans, Zombiesp. 1
The Zombie in Humanity
Your Zombie and You: Identity, Emotion, and the Undeadp. 11
Rave from the Grave: Dark Trance and the Return of the Deadp. 24
Porn of the Dead: Necrophilia, Feminism, and Gendering the Undeadp. 40
Modern Zombie Makers: Enacting the Ancient Impulse to Control and Possess Anotherp. 62
"Corporate Zombies" and the Perils of "Zombie Litigation": The Walking Dead in American Judicial Writingp. 76
Zombies in the Sacred
The Living Word Among the Living Dead: Hunting for Zombies in the Pages of the Biblep. 87
Religion, Blasphemy, and Tradition in the Films of Lucio Fulcip. 100
The Mutated Spirit: The Hollywood Zombie as Psychopompp. 112
Dharma of the Living Dead: A Buddhist Meditation on the Zombiep. 123
Zombies into the Future
Digital Dead: Translating the Visceral and Satirical Elements of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead to Videogamesp. 141
How the Zombie Changed Videogamesp. 151
Undead Is the New Green: Zombies and Political Ecologyp. 169
Plans Are Pointless; Staying Alive Is as Good as It Gets: Zombie Sociology and the Politics of Survivalp. 183
Bibliographyp. 195
Filmographyp. 206
Video Games and Discographyp. 210
About the Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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