Queering The Family In The Walking Dead

November 22, 2018|
Queering The Family In The Walking Dead by John R. Ziegler
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This book traces howThe Walking Deadfranchise narratively, visually, and rhetorically represents transgressions against heteronormativity and the nuclear family. The introduction argues thatThe Walking Deadreflects cultural anxiety over threats to the family. Chapter 1 examines the destructive competition created by heteronormativity, such as the conflict between Rick and Shane. Chapter 2 focuses on the actual or attempted participation of characters such as Carol and Negan in queer relationships. Chapter 3 interprets zombies as queer antagonists to heteronormativity, while Chapter 4 explores the incorporation of zombies into the lives of characters such as the Governor and the Whisperers. The conclusion asserts thatThe Walking Deadpresents both queer alternatives to and damaging contradictions within the traditional heterosexual family model, helping to question this model and to consider the struggle of queer American families. Overall, this study holds special interest for students and scholars of queerness, zombies, and the family.

1. Introduction2. That Is My Wife: Futurism and Patriarchal Competition3. Insane Proposals: Beyond Monogamy as Beyond Rationality  4. What Happens in the Barn Stays in the Barn: Families and Zombies as Sinthomosexuals5. Out of the Barn: Alternative Families and the Undead6. A Terminus
Title:Queering The Family In The Walking DeadFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:123 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:123 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:November 22, 2018Publisher:Palgrave Pivot USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319997971

ISBN - 13:9783319997971

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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