With the increased popularity of zombies in recent years, scholars have considered why the undead have so captured the public imagination. This book argues that the zombie can be viewed as an object of meditation on death, a memento mori that makes the fact of mortality more approachable from what has been described as America's death-denying culture. The existential crisis in zombie apocalyptic fiction brings to the fore the problem of humanity's search for meaning in an increasingly global and secular world. Zombies are analyzed in the context of Buddhist thought, in contrast with social and religious critiques from other works.
Author: Christopher M. Moreman Publisher: McFarland & Company Published: 06/29/2018 Pages: 243 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.60lbs Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.50d ISBN: 9781476672496
About the Author Christopher M. Moreman is a professor and chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at California State University, East Bay. He has published widely on topics relating to death, dying, and popular culture.