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10%OFFSarah J. Lauro - The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death - 9780813568836 - V9780813568836
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The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death

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Description for The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death Paperback. .
Our most modern monster and perhaps our most American, the zombie that is so prevalent in popular culture today has its roots in African soul capture mythologies. The Transatlantic Zombie provides a more complete history of the zombie than has ever been told, explaining how the myth’s migration to the New World was facilitated by the transatlantic slave trade, and reveals the real-world import of storytelling, reminding us of the power of myths and mythmaking, and the high stakes of appropriation and homage.  Beginning with an account of a probable ancestor of the zombie found in the Kongolese and Angolan regions ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Rutgers University Press
Condition
New
Series
American Literatures Initiative
Number of Pages
284
Place of Publication
New Brunswick NJ, United States
ISBN
9780813568836
SKU
V9780813568836
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-50

About Sarah J. Lauro
SARAH JULIET LAURO is an assistant professor at the University of Tampa, Florida. She is the coeditor of Better off Dead: The Evolution of Zombie as Posthuman.

Reviews for The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death
"Simply put, this is a tremendous—even epic—study of the zombie in a range of literary, cinematic, political, and popular contexts. A groundbreaking work!"
Aviva Briefel
Bowdoin College
"This meticulously researched and exhaustive study is an invaluable offering to both Haitian and humanist scholarship. The historical depth and cultural breadth call attention to the zombie's impact as real ... Read more

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