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Zombie Culture: Autopsies of the Living Dead

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Why have zombies resonated so pervasively in the popular imagination and in media, especially films? Why have they proved to be one of the most versatile and popular monster types in the growing video game industry? What makes zombies such widespread symbols of horror and dread, and how have portrayals of zombies in movies changed and evolved to fit contemporary fears, anx ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published February 15th 2008 by Scarecrow Press
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Okay, more like skimmed. It was amusing to see the work of people like Irrigaray and Kristeva used to critique zombie films. That said, I didn't pay enough attention to the description, and was expecting something that would belong on my forensic pathology shelf.
Tara Brabazon
This is a well written edited collection. For those interested in the gaming element of zombie studies, this is a solid text. At times, the book is tangential in the focus of the chapters. This book is a useful addition to zombie studies, but it is not leading the field.
Frank
Aug 31, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, essays
Interesting for what it is more than what's in it. This is a scholarly analysis of zombies in pop culture and while one or two essays are fun, a whole book feels a bit much.
Sebastian
Jun 09, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting and authoritative on a subject that is growing with academic significance.
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