Living with Zombies

Society in Apocalypse in Film, Literature and Other Media

$29.95

In stock

SKU: 9781476665849 Categories: , , ,

About the Book

Depictions of the zombie apocalypse continue to reshape our concept of the walking dead (and of ourselves). The undead mirror cultural fears—governmental control, lawlessness, even interpersonal relationships—exposing our weaknesses and demanding a response (or safeguard), even as we imagine ever more horrifying versions of post-apocalyptic life. This critical study traces a shift in narrative focus in portrayals of the zombie apocalypse, as the living move from surviving hypothetical destruction toward reintegration and learning to live with the undead.

About the Author(s)

Chase Pielak teaches English at Auburn University.
Alexander H. Cohen lives in Rock Island, Illinois, where he teaches political science and publishes on topics like zombies, active learning, and how weather affects politics.

Bibliographic Details

Chase Pielak and Alexander H. Cohen
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 19 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6584-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2792-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Contributions to Zombie Studies

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Introduction: Living with Zombies 1

1. Approaching the Apocalypse 17

2. Parsing Apocalypses 35

3. Apocalyptic Temporality 71

4. Apocalyptic Causes (by Matt Lewerenz, Chase Pielak and Alexander H. Cohen) 102

5. Apocalyptic Living (by Chase Pielak and Fanny Ramirez) 124

6. Curing the Apocalypse 140

7. Archiving the Apocalypse 156

Conclusion: Yes, but in a Zombie Apocalypse 171

Chapter Notes 183

Works Cited 189

Index 197