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Zombie theory : a reader, Sarah Juliet Lauro, editor

Zombie theory : a reader
Zombie theory
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Sarah Juliet Lauro, editor
"Zombies first shuffled across movie screens in 1932 in the low-budget Hollywood film White Zombie and were reimagined as undead flesh-eaters in George A. Romero's The Night of the Living Dead almost four decades later. Today, zombies are omnipresent in global popular culture, from video games and top-rated cable shows in the United States to comic books and other visual art forms to low-budget films from Cuba and the Philippines. The zombie's ability to embody a variety of cultural anxieties--ecological disaster, social and economic collapse, political extremism--has ensured its continued relevance and legibility, and has precipitated an unprecedented deluge of international scholarship. Zombie studies manifested across academic disciplines in the humanities but also beyond, spreading into sociology, economics, computer science, mathematics, and even epidemiology. Zombie Theory collects the best interdisciplinary zombie scholarship from around the world. Essays portray the zombie not as a singular cultural figure or myth but show how the undead represent larger issues: the belief in an afterlife, fears of contagion and technology, the effect of capitalism and commodification, racial exclusion and oppression, dehumanization. As presented here, zombies are not simple metaphors; rather, they emerge as a critical mode for theoretical work. With its diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Zombie Theory thinks through what the walking undead reveal about our relationships to the world and to each other. Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Samuel Byrnand, U of Canberra; Gerry Canavan, Marquette U; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U; Jean Comaroff, Harvard U; John Comaroff, Harvard U; Edward P. Comentale, Indiana U; Anna Mae Duane, U of Connecticut; Karen Embry, Portland Community College; Barry Keith Grant, Brock U; Edward Green, Roosevelt U; Lars Bang Larsen; Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College-SUNY; David McNally, York U; Tayla Nyong'o, Yale U; Simon Orpana, U of Alberta; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Ola Sigurdson, U of Gothenburg; Jon Stratton; Eugene Thacker, The New School; Sherryl Vint, U of California Riverside; Priscilla Wald, Duke U; Tyler Wall, Eastern Kentucky U; Jen Webb, U of Canberra; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U"--
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  • Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Wander and Wonder in Zombieland; Part I. Old Schools: Classic Zombies; 1. Contagious Allegories: George Romero; 2. Zombie TV: Late- Night B Movie Horror Fest; 3. Viral Cultures: Microbes and Politics in the Cold War; 4. Slaves, Cannibals, and Infected Hyper- Whites: The Race and Religion of Zombies; 5. Slavoj Žižek, the Death Drive, and Zombies: A Theological Account; Part II. Capitalist Monsters; 6. Some Kind of Virus: The Zombie as Body and as Trope; 7. Ugly Beauty: Monstrous Dreams of Utopia
  • 16. Zombie London: Unexceptionalities of the New World Order17. Spooks of Biopower: The Uncanny Carnivalesque of Zombie Walks; 18. The Scene of Occupation; 19. The Walking Dead and Killing State: Zombification and the Normalization of Police Violence; Part V. New Life for the Undead; 20. Nekros: or, The Poetics of Biopolitics; 21. Grey: A Zombie Ecology; 22. A Zombie Manifesto: The Nonhuman Condition in the Era of Advanced Capitalism; 23. "We Are the Walking Dead": Race, Time, and Survival in Zombie Narrative; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; Previous Publications; Contributors; Index; A; B
  • 8. Alien- Nation: Zombies, Immigrants, and Millennial Capitalism9. Zombies of Immaterial Labor: The Modern Monster and the Consumption of the Self; 10. Abject Posthumanism: Neoliberalism, Biopolitics, and Zombies; Part III. Zombies and Other(ed) People; 11. Zombie Race; 12. Taking Back the Night of the Living Dead: George Romero, Feminism, and the Horror Film; 13. Dead and Live Life: Zombies, Queers, and Online Sociality; 14. Dead and Disabled: The Crawling Monsters of The Walking Dead; 15. Trouble with Zombies: Muselmänner, Bare Life, and Displaced People; Part IV. Zombies in the Street
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