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Race, gender, and sexuality in post-apocalyptic TV and film

Author: Barbara Anne Gurr
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
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"This multidisciplinary collection examines post-apocalyptic TV and film for the ways in which these narratives reveal, reproduce, and occasionally resist twenty-first century anxieties and desires around race, gender, and sexuality. Contributors consider the complex interplay between popular culture, social fears and desires, hope and horror through readings of the post-apocalypse in The Walking Dead, True Blood,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Race, gender, and sexuality in post-apocalyptic TV and film.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Anne Gurr
ISBN: 9781137493316 1137493313 1349570419 9781349570416
OCLC Number: 945754822
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Introduction: After the World Ends, Again; Barbara Gurr --
1. Organisms and Human Bodies as Contagions in the Post-Apocalyptic State; Robert Booth --
2. Masculinity, Race, and the (Re?)Imagined American Frontier; Barbara Gurr --
3. Harbinger of Death: Starbuck and the Future of Woman in the Post-Apocalyptic Universe of Battlestar Galactica;Tracey Raney and Michelle Meagher --
4. The Visibility and Invisibility of Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Hunger GameS; Mary Burke and Maura Kelly --
5. Post-Apocalyptic Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Firefly; J. Edward Sumerau and Sarah L. Jirek --
6. Queer Resistance in an Imperfect Allegory: The Politics of Sexuality in True Blood; Stacy Missari --
7. Woman as Evolution: The Feminist Promise of the Resident Evil Film Series; Andrea Harris --
8. Cops and Zombies: Hierarchy and Social Location in The Walking Dead; Melissa Lavin and Brian Lowe --
9. 'We don't do history': Constructing Masculinity in a World of Blood; Amanda Hobson --
10. The Apocalypse Is No-Thing To Wish For: Revisioning Traumatic Masculinities in John Hillcoat's The Road; Brent Strang --
11. Propagation and Procreation: the Zombie and the ChildL; James Berger --
Afterward; Barbara Gurr.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Gurr.


This book offers analyses of the roles of race, gender, and sexuality in the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century film and television shows. Contributors examine the production,  Read more...
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