Race Oppression and the Zombie

Author: Christopher M. Moreman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648800X
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The figure of the zombie is a familiar one in world culture, acting as a metaphor for “the other,” a participant in narratives of life and death, good and evil, and of a fate worse than death—the state of being “undead.” This book explores the phenomenon from its roots in Haitian folklore to its evolution on the silver screen and to its radical transformation during the 1960s countercultural revolution. Contributors from a broad range of disciplines here examine the zombie and its relationship to colonialism, orientalism, racism, globalism, capitalism and more—including potential signs that the zombie hordes may have finally achieved oversaturation. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Author: Peter Schuck
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839441986
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Zombies haben es der Moderne angetan. In William Seabrooks Reisebericht The Magic Island (1929), im Kino George A. Romeros oder als Infizierte in Filmen und Serien jüngeren Datums konfrontieren sie mit der Aporie des Untodes. Die dadurch entstehenden Potenziale diskutiert Peter Schuck an Zusammenhängen, die mit Begriffen wie Haiti, Geste, Apokalypse, Infektion und Gemeinschaft verbunden sind. Der Fokus der Text- und Filmlektüren, etwa zu Passage of Darkness, Night of the Living Dead und 28 Days Later, liegt dabei auf den je unterschiedlichen medialen, diskursiven und politischen Bedingungen und Effekten des zombischen Untodes. Ihr Plädoyer gilt der Unlesbarkeit der Zombies und insofern einem politischen Begriff ihrer vielen untoten Körper.

Zombies

Author: Gudrun Rath
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839426898
Format: PDF
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Zombies finden sich neuerdings überall. Doch woher kommen diese spezifischen Figuren des Untoten? Welche Symbolisierungen sind ihnen im historischen Prozess widerfahren? Und wo liegt das widerständige und politische Potenzial von Zombies? Diese Ausgabe der ZfK untersucht die Figuren des Untoten aus historischer, transkultureller und interdisziplinärer Perspektive - vom ersten karibischen »Zombi«-Text aus dem 17. Jahrhundert bis zu den Zombie-Walks von Occupy Wall Street. Im Debattenteil wird eine mögliche Praxis des »epistemischen Ungehorsams« kritisch diskutiert.

Zombifying a Nation

Author: Toni Pressley-Sanon
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625840
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The figure of the zombie that entered the popular imagination with the publication of William Seabrook’s The Magic Island (1929)—during the American occupation of Haiti—still holds cultural currency around the world. This book calls for a rethinking of zombies in a sociopolitical context through the examination of several films, including White Zombie (1932), The Love Wanga (1935), I Walked with a Zombie (1943) and The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). A 21st-century film from Haiti, Zombi candidat à la présidence ... ou les amours d’un zombi, is also examined. A reading of Heading South (2005), a film about the female tourist industry in the Caribbean, explores zombification as a consumptive process driven by capitalism.

Zombies

Author: Philippe Charlier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813054575
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Forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier--dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the graveyards"--travels to Haiti where rumors claim that some who die may return to life as zombies. Charlier investigates these far-fetched stories and finds that, in Haiti, the dead are a part of daily life. Families, fearing that loved ones may return from the grave, urge pallbearers to take rambling routes to prevent the recently departed from finding their way home from cemeteries. Corpses are sometimes killed a second time--just to be safe. And a person might spend their life preparing their funeral and grave to ensure they will not become a wandering soul after death. But are the stories true? Charlier's investigations lead him to Vodou leader Max Beauvoir and other priests, who reveal how bodies can be reanimated. In some cases, sorcerers lure the dead from their graves and give them a potion concocted from Devil's Snare, a plant more commonly known as Jimsonweed. Sometimes secret societies use poudre zombi--"zombie powder"--spiked with the tetrodotoxin found in blowfish. Charlier eagerly collects evidence, examining Vodou dolls by X-ray, making sacrifices at rituals, and visiting cemeteries under the cloak of night. Zombies follows Charlier's journey to understand the fascinating and frightening world of Haiti's living dead, inviting readers to believe the unbelievable.

Untot

Author: Michael Fürst
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783933510556
Format: PDF
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