Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead

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Christopher M. Moreman, Cory James Rushton
McFarland, 10 ott 2011 - 228 pagine
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. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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This was a bit of an uphill slog. I'm not clear who the editor was aiming at as an end audience. Some of these were adequate, some of them were unreadable. For all my fascination with society's ... Leggi recensione completa

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Wow. I was not expecting an educational book of philosophy regarding zombies that covers: feminism, necrophilia, ravers, religion, video games, etc. This is no light read. This is almost text-booky ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Introduction
1
Part I The Zombie in Humanity
9
Part II Zombies in the Sacred
85
Part III Zombies into the Future
139
Bibliography
195
Filmography
206
Video Games and Discography
210
About the Contributors
211
Index
213
Copyright

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Christopher M. Moreman is a professor and chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at California State University, East Bay. He has published widely on topics relating to death, dying, and popular culture. Cory James Rushton is an associate professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

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