The Resource Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations, edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller

Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations, edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller

Label
Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations
Title
Vampires and zombies
Title remainder
transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The undead are very much alive in contemporary entertainment and lore. Indeed, vampires and zombies have garnered attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with origins in Afro-Caribbean mythology, have both undergone significant transformations in global culture, proliferating as deviant representatives of the zeitgeist. As this volume demonstrates, distribution of vampires and zombies across time and space has revealed these undead figures to carry multiple meanings. Of all monsters, vampires and zombies seem to be the trendiest--the most regularly incarnate of the undead and the monsters most frequently represented in the media and pop culture. Moreover, both figures have experienced radical reinterpretations. If in the past vampires were evil, blood-sucking exploiters and zombies were brainless victims, they now have metamorphosed into kinder and gentler blood-sucking vampires and crueler, more relentless, flesh-eating zombies. Although the portrayals of both vampires and zombies can be traced back to specific regions and predate mass media, the introduction of mass distribution through film and game technologies has significantly modified their depiction over time and in new environments. Among other topics, contributors discuss zombies in Thai films, vampire novels of Mexico, and undead avatars in horror videogames. This volume--with scholars from different national and cultural backgrounds--explores the transformations that the vampire and zombie figures undergo when they travel globally and through various media and cultures"--
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.V35
LC item number
V36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea
  • Mueller, Monika
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  • Vampires in mass media
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Vampires in mass media
Label
Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations, edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781496804747
Lccn
2015020155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99966605101
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908375214
  • (OCoLC)ocn908375214
Label
Vampires and zombies : transcultural migrations and transnational interpretations, edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781496804747
Lccn
2015020155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99966605101
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908375214
  • (OCoLC)ocn908375214

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