Zombie Talk

Culture, History, Politics

Authors: Browning, J.E., Castillo, D., Schmid, D., Reilly, D.A.

  • Examines the portrayal of zombies across a variety of disciplines and depictions from multiple cultures 
    Analyzes the increasingly growing prevalence of zombies within our culture and the reasons for it
    Introduces a novel historical materialist approach to analyze the zombie phenomenon

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Zombie Talk offers a concise, interdisciplinary introduction and deep analytical set of theoretical approaches to help readers understand the phenomenon of zombies in contemporary and modern culture. With essays that combine Humanities and Social Science methodologies, the authors examine the zombie through an array of cultural products from different periods and geographical locations: films ranging from White Zombie (1932) to the pioneering films of George Romero, television shows like AMC's The Walking Dead, to literary offerings such as Richard Matheson's I am Legend (1954) and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (2009), among others.

About the authors

David R. Castillo is Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

David Schmid is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
 
David A. Reilly is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of International Studies at Niagara University, USA.
 
John Edgar Browning is Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Our Zombies, Our Remnants

    Castillo, David R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Survival Horrors, Survival Spaces: Tracing the Modern Zombie (Cine)Myth through to the Postmillennium

    Browning, John Edgar

    Pages 9-38

  • Zombie Masses: Monsters for the Age of Global Capitalism

    Castillo, David R.

    Pages 39-62

  • The Coming Apocalypses of Zombies and Globalization

    Reilly, David A.

    Pages 63-91

  • The Limits of Zombies: Monsters for a Neoliberal Age

    Schmid, David

    Pages 92-107

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56772-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57524-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zombie Talk
Book Subtitle
Culture, History, Politics
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56772-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137567727
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57524-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 129
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