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Herman, Peter: "We Are the Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman’s Zombies and Buddhist Body Image." In: Implicit Religion 17.4 (2014), 433–442, <https://journals.equino ... p/IR/article/view/26250> (14. Febr. 2018) 
Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1558/imre.v17i4.433
BibTeX citation key: Herman2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Walking Dead", Adlard. Charlie, Buddhismus, Horrorcomic, Kirkman. Robert, Körper, Kristeva. Julia, Religion, USA
Creators: Herman
Collection: Implicit Religion
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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.
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