The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead
Essays on the Television Series and Comics
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About the Book
From the beginning, both Robert Kirkman’s comics and AMC’s series of The Walking Dead have generated controversy in their representations of race, gender and sexuality. Critics and fans have contended that the show’s identity politics have veered toward the decidedly conservative, offering up traditional understandings of masculinity, femininity, heterosexuality, racial hierarchy and white supremacy.
This collection of new essays explores the complicated nature of relationships among the story’s survivors. In the end, characters demonstrate often-surprising shifts that consistently comment on identity politics. Whether agreeing or disagreeing with critics, these essays offer a rich view of how gender, race, class and sexuality intersect in complex new ways in the TV series and comics.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Elizabeth Erwin and Dawn Keetley. Series Editor Kyle William Bishop
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
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