We Are the Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Zombies and Buddhist Body Image

Robert Kirkman's popular horror comic The Walking Dead offers the basis for a constructive Buddhist reading of the identification of the body with the authentic self By applying both traditional Buddhist readings of charnel ground meditations and theorist Julia Kristeva's understanding of...

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Published in:Implicit religion
Main Author: Herman, Peter C.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Equinox [2014]
In: Implicit religion
Year: 2014, Volume: 17, Issue: 4, Pages: 433-442
Further subjects:B Theology
B Buddhism
B Buddhism in literature
B Zombies
B Body Image
B WALKING Dead, The (Book : Kirkman)
B BODY image in literature
B Comic Books
B HORROR comic books, strips, etc
B KIRKMAN, Robert
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Summary:Robert Kirkman's popular horror comic The Walking Dead offers the basis for a constructive Buddhist reading of the identification of the body with the authentic self By applying both traditional Buddhist readings of charnel ground meditations and theorist Julia Kristeva's understanding of "abjection, " this article argues that the comic can be read in a socially progressive mode, destabilizing the identification of authentic personhood with specific and particular bodies.
ISSN:1743-1697
Contains:Enthalten in: Implicit religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1558/imre.v17i4.433