Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead
by Christopher M. Moreman
Cover Artist: Photo: Dmytro Konstantynov
Mcfarland Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786459124
Date: 21 September 2011 List Price $45.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: On the surface, the zombie seems the polar opposite of the human--they are the living dead; we, in essence, are the dying alive. But the zombie is also "us." Although decaying, it looks like us, dresses like us, and sometimes (if rarely) acts like us. In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic presence in literature, film, video games, legal language, and philosophy, exploring topics including zombies and the environment, litigation, the afterlife, capitalism, and the erotic. Through this wide-ranging examination of the zombie phenomenon, the authors seek to discover what the zombie can teach us about being human.