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Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film

Editors: Gurr, Barbara (Ed.)

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This book offers analyses of the roles of race, gender, and sexuality in the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century film and television shows. Contributors examine the production, reproduction, and re-imagination of some of our most deeply held human ideals through sociological, anthropological, historical, and feminist approaches.                                                                 

About the authors

James Berger, Yale University, USA Robert Booth, University of Connecticut, USA Mary Burke, University of Vermont, USA Andrea Harris, Wright State University, USA Amanda Hobson, Ohio University, USA Sarah L. Jirek, Westmont College, USA Maura Kelly, Portland State University, USA Melissa F. Lavin, State University of New York at Oneonta, USA Brian M. Lowe, State University of New York at Oneonta, USA Kirk Lustila, University of Connecticut, USA Michelle Meagher, University of Alberta, Canada Stacy Missari, Quinnipiac University, USA Brent Strang, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Tracey Raney, Ryerson University, Canada J. Edward Sumerau, University of Tampa, USA                                                                    

Reviews

"Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film brings forth a substantial collection of scholars who delve into the social construction of gender and race in fantasy, science fiction and apocalyptic stories. Gurr has put together a collection rooted in cultural production and an examination of the intersectionality present in these worlds. This outstanding text will surely be enjoyed by students and fans alike." - Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Professor and Chair, Sociology, Valencia College, USA

"Pop culture is filled with vampires and zombies, undead hipsters, and dubiously alive suburbanites. For this much-needed collection, Gurr has assembled a stellar set of thoughtful and provocative essays on the politics of post-apocalyptic culture. Ranging from the gender-queer possibilities of Battlestar Gallactica and True Blood to the troubling race, class, and gender politics of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, these critics range wide and deep through film and television images of a world in crisis. Students of mass media, speculative fiction, and feminist cultural studies will find this a helpful guidebook through the often confusing but always intriguing post-apocalyptic cultural universe." - Suzanna Danuta Walters, Director, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University, USA and author of The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

"Barbara Gurr has done a fantastic job putting this collection together. The chapters are well-written, highly engaging, and cover a wide array of topics. Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film will make a great springboard for reflection and conversation in a range of social science, gender or media studies classes, and students are sure to enjoy reading it." - Patricia Leavy, PhD, author of Fiction as Research Practice and Method Meets Art, www.patricialeavy.com                                                                                                              


                                                                                                      

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: After the World Ends, Again

    Gurr, Barbara

    Pages 1-13

  • Organisms and Human Bodies as Contagions in the Post-Apocalyptic State

    Booth, Robert A.

    Pages 17-30

  • Masculinity, Race, and the (Re?)Imagined American Frontier

    Gurr, Barbara

    Pages 31-44

  • Gender in the Aftermath: Starbuck and the Future of Woman in Battlestar Galactica

    Raney, Tracey (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

  • The Visibility and Invisibility of Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Hunger Games

    Burke, Mary C. (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film
Editors
  • Barbara Gurr
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49331-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-49331-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50150-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 183
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