Living with Zombies: Society in Apocalypse in Film, Literature and Other Media - Contributions to Zombie Studies (Paperback)
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Living with Zombies: Society in Apocalypse in Film, Literature and Other Media - Contributions to Zombie Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 30/03/2017
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Zombies are upon us as never before. So what should we do about it? Recent zombie apocalypses on the screen and page reshape our understanding of the walking dead and ourselves; we find that all bets are off in the case of apocalypse. The undead have begun to mirror our cultural fears of ourselves, always demanding a response, exposing our weaknesses, chewing social rules. Whether we fear the unknown of space, governmental control, lawlessness, or interpersonal relationships, zombies are there. Even now we live with intense nostalgia, longing for a simple time before the beginning of apocalypse even as we imaginatively create ever more complex and horrifying versions of postapocalyptic life. With this thin veneer covering our real fears in mind, the focal points of zombie criticism shift toward cause and cure. This ultimately spotlights a way forward: possible cures for the zombies that ail us. For students, critics, and zombie aficionados, we offer responses to the end of the world as we know it. Along the way, we argue that the traditional evolutionary model of interpreting zombies is not enough; we must also chase zombies from advent through destruction and toward reintegration as we learn to live alongside them.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9781476665849
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

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