Zombie Culture Autopsies of the Living Dead

ISBN-10: 0810860430

ISBN-13: 9780810860438

Edition: 2008

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Description: Why have zombies resonated so pervasively in the popular imagination and in media, especially films? Why have they proved to be one of the most versatile and popular monster types in the growing video game industry? What makes zombies such widespread symbols of horror and dread, and how have portrayals of zombies in movies changed and evolved to fit contemporary fears, anxieties, and social issues?

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.11" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Introduction: Giving the Living Dead Their Due
The Evolution of the Zombie: The Monster That Keeps Coming Back
The Folklore of the Zombie Film
Zombie Splatter Comedy from Dawn to Shaun: Cannibal Carnivalesque
Vita, Amore, e Morte-and Lots of Gore: The Italian Zombie Film
The Space of Apocalypse in Zombie Cinema
Zombies without Organs: Gender, Flesh, and Fissure
Cannibalizing Gender and Genre: A Feminist Re-Vision of George Romero's Zombie Films
Hybridity and Post-Human Anxiety in 28 Days Later
Can't Sleep When You're Dead: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and the Undead in Psychobilly
Zombies in Gamespace: Form, Context, and Meaning in Zombie-Based Video Games
"Now I'm Feeling Zombified": Playing the Zombie Online
The Funk of Forty Thousand Years; or, How the (Un)Dead Get Their Groove On
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