Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead

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Shaka McGlotten, Steve Jones
McFarland, 26 ago 2014 - 224 pagine
Since the early 2000s, zombies have increasingly swarmed the landscape of popular culture, with ever more diverse representations of the undead being imagined. A growing number of zombie narratives have introduced sexual themes, endowing the living dead with their own sexual identity. The unpleasant idea of the sexual zombie is itself provocative, triggering questions about the nature of desire, sex, sexuality, and the politics of our sexual behaviors. However, the notion of zombie sex has been largely unaddressed in scholarship. This collection addresses that unexamined aspect of zombiedom, with essays engaging a variety of media texts, including graphic novels, films, television, pornography, literature, and internet meme culture. The essayists are scholars from a variety of disciplines, including history, theology, film studies, and gender and queer studies. Covering The Walking Dead, Warm Bodies, and Bruce LaBruce’s zombie-porn movies, this work investigates the cultural, political and philosophical issues raised by undead sex and zombie sexuality.

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Zombie Sex Steve Jones and Shaka McGlotten
Queer Zombie Jesus Max Thornton
Necrophilia and the Nineteenth Century in Zombie Films Marcus Harmes
Neoliberalism and Queered Sexuality in Warm Bodies Sasha Cocarla
Sex Work and Plastic Sexuality in Dystopicmodern Literature Denise N Cook
Romance End of the World Sexuality and Apocalyptic Anticipation in Robert Kirkmans The Walking Dead Emma Vossen
Disability Sexuality and Race in The Walking Dead Cathy Hannabach
Zombies and Queer Failure Trevor Grizzell
Consuming Masculinity and Community in Bruce LaBruces Otto or Up with Dead People and LA Zombie Darren ElliottSmith
Sexual Subjectivity and the Hierarchy of the Undead in Hardcore Film Laura Helen Marks
Sociosexuality Rationality and the Transition into ZomBeing Steve Jones
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Shaka McGlotten is associate professor of media, society, and the arts at Purchase College–SUNY, where he researches and teaches on ethnography, digital media, and queer studies. Steve Jones is senior lecturer in media at Northumbria University (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England). His research is principally focused on representations of sex and violence, the philosophy of self, gender politics, and ethics.

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