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The Resource Not your average zombie : rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks, Chera Kee

Not your average zombie : rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks, Chera Kee

Label
Not your average zombie : rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks
Title
Not your average zombie
Title remainder
rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks
Statement of responsibility
Chera Kee
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The zombie apocalypse hasn't happened--yet--but zombies are all over popular culture. From movies and TV shows to video games and zombie walks, the undead stalk through our collective fantasies. What is it about zombies that exerts such a powerful fascination? In Not Your Average Zombie, Chera Kee offers an innovative answer by looking at zombies that don't conform to the stereotypes of mindless slaves or flesh-eating cannibals. Zombies who think, who speak, and who feel love can be sympathetic and even politically powerful, she asserts. Kee analyzes zombies in popular culture from 1930s depictions of zombies in voodoo rituals to contemporary film and television, comic books, video games, and fan practices such as zombie walks. She discusses how the zombie has embodied our fears of losing the self through slavery and cannibalism and shows how "extra-ordinary" zombies defy that loss of free will by refusing to be dehumanized. By challenging their masters, falling in love, and leading rebellions, "extra-ordinary" zombies become figures of liberation and resistance. Kee also thoroughly investigates how representations of racial and gendered identities in zombie texts offer opportunities for living people to gain agency over their lives. Not Your Average Zombie thus deepens and broadens our understanding of how media producers and consumers take up and use these undead figures to make political interventions in the world of the living" --
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kee, Chera
Dewey number
398.21
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zombies
  • Zombies
  • Zombies in motion pictures
  • Zombies in literature
  • Zombies in popular culture
  • Humanity
  • Human beings
Label
Not your average zombie : rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks, Chera Kee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. From the zombi to the zombie : the extra-ordinary undead -- Part I. Zombie identities. From cannibals to dead men working in the cane fields : Haiti, vodou, and early zombie films -- Racialized and raceless : race after death and zombie revolution -- "You can't hurt me, You can't destroy me, You can't control me" : white women in zombie films -- A proud and powerful line : women of color and voodoo -- Part II. Playing the Zombie. "Be safe, Have fun, Eat brains" : playing the zombie in video games -- I walked with a zombie : performing the living dead -- Conclusion. "I think I'm dead."
Control code
ocn959922647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9781477313305
Lccn
2016043282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959922647
Label
Not your average zombie : rehumanizing the undead from voodoo to zombie walks, Chera Kee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. From the zombi to the zombie : the extra-ordinary undead -- Part I. Zombie identities. From cannibals to dead men working in the cane fields : Haiti, vodou, and early zombie films -- Racialized and raceless : race after death and zombie revolution -- "You can't hurt me, You can't destroy me, You can't control me" : white women in zombie films -- A proud and powerful line : women of color and voodoo -- Part II. Playing the Zombie. "Be safe, Have fun, Eat brains" : playing the zombie in video games -- I walked with a zombie : performing the living dead -- Conclusion. "I think I'm dead."
Control code
ocn959922647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9781477313305
Lccn
2016043282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959922647

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