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"We're all infected" : essays on AMC's The walking dead and the fate of the human

Author: Dawn Keetley
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Series: Contributions to zombie studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edited collection brings together an introduction and 13 original scholarly essays on AMC's The Walking Dead. The first group of essays addresses the pervasive bloodletting of the series: What are the consequences of the series' unremitting violence? The second half of the collection explores an equally urgent question: What does it mean to be human?"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Keetley
ISBN: 9780786476282 0786476281
OCLC Number: 859385023
Description: viii, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Homeland insecurity / Philip L. Simpson --
Burying the living with the dead: security, survival and the sanction of violence / Steven Pokornowski --
Walking tall or walking dead? The American cowboy in the zombie apocalypse / P. Ivan Young --
Asserting law and order over the mindless / Angus Nurse --
Rest in pieces: violence in mourning the (un)dead / Laura Kremmel --
Roadside "vigil" for the dead: cannibalism, fossil fuels and the American dream / Christine Heckman --
Mass shock therapy for Atlanta's psych(ot)ic suburban legacy / Paul Boshears --
Apocalyptic utopia: the zombie and the (r)evolution of subjectivity / Chris Boehm --
Nothing but the meat: posthuman bodies and the dying undead / Xavier Aldana Reyes --
Human choice and zombie consciousness / Dawn Keetley --
"Talking bodies" in a zombie apocalypse: from the discursive to the shitty sublime / Gary Farnell --
Zombie time: temporality and living death / Gwyneth Peaty --
Afterword: by-gone days: reflections on Romero, Kirkman and what we become / Dave Beisecker.
Series Title: Contributions to zombie studies.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn Keetley.

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