Dharma of the dead: zombies, mortality and Buddhist philosophy

"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"...

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Main Author: Moreman, Christopher M. 1974-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jefferson, North Carolina McFarland & Company, Inc. , Publishers [2018]
In:Year: 2018
Series/Journal:Contributions to zombie studies
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Buddhism / Zombie
Further subjects:B Zombies in mass media
B Zombies Religious aspects Buddhism
B Death Religious aspects Buddhism
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Summary:"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"--
The Haitian origins of the zombie -- The evolution of the cinematic zombie -- Embodied death -- Zombies and the Buddhist meditation on death
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224), filmography (pages225-227) and index
ISBN:1476672490