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Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead

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Book News Annotation:

This collection of 12 very lively essays on the undead focuses primarily on their film work but also gives aficionados a solid background in their genesis and uses in folklore and literary metaphor. They track how those perambulating in that very wide gray area between life and death appeal to those believing their lives are just as bad, albeit largely above ground, and why new versions of zombies keep turning up with current concerns about society and science. Contributors comment on Italian zombies in films, apocalyptic zombies, gendered zombies, Romero's zombies according to feminism, hybrid zombies, gaming zombies, online zombies, recreating zombies, and the particulars of zombie sex, drugs and rock and roll. The editors provide a very helpful filmography and the cover art is hilarious. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Zombie Culture examines the living dead through a variety of lenses. By looking at how portrayals of zombies have evolved from their folkloric roots and entered popular culture, readers will gain deeper insights into what zombies mean in terms of the public psyche, how they represent societal fears, and how their evolving portrayals continue to reflect underlying beliefs of The Other, contagion, and death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810860438
Author:
Mcintosh, Shawn
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Other:
McIntosh, Shawn
Editor:
McIntosh, Shawn
Editor:
Leverette, Marc
Author:
McIntosh, Shawn
Author:
McIntosh Shawn
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Zombie films.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Zombie films - History and criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
8.95x6.08x.74 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Zombie Culture examines the living dead through a variety of lenses. By looking at how portrayals of zombies have evolved from their folkloric roots and entered popular culture, readers will gain deeper insights into what zombies mean in terms of the public psyche, how they represent societal fears, and how their evolving portrayals continue to reflect underlying beliefs of The Other, contagion, and death.
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