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Ziegler, John R. Queering the Family in The Walking Dead. Cham: Palgrave Pivot, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99798-8
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-319-99797-1
BibTeX citation key: Ziegler2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Walking Dead", Adlard. Charlie, Gender, Horror, Kirkman. Robert, USA
Creators: Ziegler
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot (Cham)
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This book traces how The Walking Dead franchise narratively, visually, and rhetorically represents transgressions against heteronormativity and the nuclear family. The introduction argues that The Walking Dead reflects 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 that The 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (1)

Part I: Living Families (19)
2. That Is My Wife: Reproductive Futurism and Patriarchal Competition (21)
3. Insane Proposals: Beyond Monogamy as Beyond Rationality (43)

Part II: Living/Dead Families (63)
4. What Happens in the Barn Stays in the Barn: The Family and the Zombie as Sinthomosexual (65)
5. Out of the Barn: Alternative Families and the Undead (85)
6. Conclusion: A Terminus (107)

Index (113)

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