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Generation zombie : essays on the living dead in modern culture

Author: Stephanie Boluk; Wylie Lenz
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Series: Contributions to zombie studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These sixteen original essays by an interdisciplinary group of scholars examine how the zombie has evolved over time, its continually evolving manifestations in popular culture, and the unpredictable effects the zombie has had on late modernity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Generation zombie.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011
(OCoLC)747529490
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Boluk; Wylie Lenz
ISBN: 9780786461400 0786461403
OCLC Number: 719673480
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 259 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Generation Z, the age of apocalypse / Stephanie Boluk, Wylie Lenz --
Zombies as internal fear or threat / Kim Paffenroth --
White Zombie and the Creole: William Seabrook's 'The magic island' and American imperialism in Haiti / Gyllian Phillips --
The origin of the zombie in American radio and film: B-Horror, U.S. empire, and the politics of disavowal / Chris Vials --
The eco-zombie: environmental critique in zombie fiction / Sarah Juliet Lauro --
Lost bodies/lost souls: 'Night of the living dead' and 'Deathdream' as Vietnam narrative / Karen Randell --
Shambling towards Mount Improbable to be born: American evolutionary anxiety and the hopeful monsters of Matheson's 'I am legend' and Romero's 'Dead' films / Sean Moreland --
Ztopia: lessons in post-vital politics in George Romero's zombie films / Tyson E. Lewis --
Soft murders: motion pictures and living death in 'Diary of the dead' / Randy Laist --
Mass psychology and the analysis of the zombie: from suggestion to contagion / Phillip Mahoney --
Gray is the new black: race, class, and zombies / Aalya Ahmad --
Cyberpunk and the living dead / Andrea Austin --
The end begins: John Wyndham's 'Zombie cozy' / Terry Harpold --
Zombies in a "deep, dark ocean of history": Danny Boyle's 'Infected' and John Wyndham's 'Triffids' as metaphors of postwar Britain / Nicole LaRose --
Dead and live life: zombies, queers, and online sociality / Shaka McGlotten --
The E-dead: zombies in the digital age / Brendan Riley --
A brain is a terrible thing to waste: Isolation U. and the campus zombie / Brian Greenspan --
Rhetoric goes boom(er): agency, networks, and zombies at play / Scott Reed --
The national strategy for zombie containment: myth meets activism in post-9/11 America / Christopher Zealand.
Series Title: Contributions to zombie studies.
Responsibility: edited by Stephanie Boluk and Wylie Lenz.

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"These sixteen original essays by an interdisciplinary group of scholars examine how the zombie has evolved over time, its continually evolving manifestations in popular culture, and the unpredictable effects the zombie has had on late modernity"--Provided by publisher.

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