American Zombie Gothic : the rise and fall (and rise) of the walking dead in popular culture / Kyle William Bishop ; foreword by Jerrold E. Hogle

Author(s): Bishop, Kyle William, 1973-
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Subjects: Zombie films--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: vii, 239 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / Jerrold E. Hogle
Introduction. The Zombie Film and Its Cycles 9
1. Raising the Living Dead: The Folkloric and Ideological Origins of the Voodoo Zombie 37
2. The Return of the Native: Imperialist Hegemony and the Cinematic Voodoo Zombie 64
3. The Rise of the New Paradigm: Night of the Living Dead and the Zombie Invasion Narrative 94
4. The Dead Walk the Earth: The Triumph of the Zombie Social Metaphor in Damn of the Dead 129
5. Humanizing the Living Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie Protagonist 158
Conclusion. The Future Shock of Zombie Cinema 197
Filmography 209
Chapter Notes 213
Bibliography 225
Index 231
Notes: LCCN: 2009050018
ISBN: 9780786448067 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786448067 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition. Closely examining influential works Victor Halperin's White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur's I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2, Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero's entire "Dead" series, it establishes Zombies in Gothic tradition"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes filmography
Contents: Introduction : the zombie film and its cycles. Raising the living dead : the folkloric and ideological origins of the voodoo zombie -- The return of the native : imperialist hegemony and the cinematic voodoo zombie -- The rise of the new paradigm : Night of the living dead and the zombie invasion narrative -- The dead walk the earth : the triumph of the zombie social metaphor in Dawn of the dead -- Humanizing the living dead : the evolution of the zombie protagonist -- Conclusion : the future shock of zombie cinema
OCLC Number: 472793645
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786448067