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American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture

American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture

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2009
ISBN
0786448067
ISBN13
9780786448067
Zombie stories are peculiarly American, as the creature was born in the New World and functions as a reminder of the atrocities of colonialism and slavery. The voodoo-based zombie films of the 1930s and '40s reveal deep-seated racist attitudes and imperialist paranoia, but the contagious, cannibali ...more

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