Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies

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Robert Smith?
University of Ottawa Press, Oct 8, 2011 - Social Science - 376 pages
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Think you know a thing or two about zombies? Think again. If you’re going to keep your wits – and your brains – about you during a zombie attack, you need expert advice. Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies gathers together an irreverent group of scholars and writers to take a serious look at how zombies threaten almost every aspect of our lives. Spawned from the viral publication "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection," this multidisciplinary book draws on a variety of fields including biology, history, law, gender studies, archaeology, library science and landscape architecture. Part homage to zombie films and fiction, part cultural study, this collection humorously explores our deep-seated fear of the undead. Engaging and accessible, Braaaiiinnnnssss! will amuse academics and zombie fans alike.
 

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Contents

Fitting the Theory to the Facts
1
What Feminism Has to Say about World War Z
9
The Zombie Threat to Democracy
21
Classification and Causation of Zombification and Guidelines for Risk Reduction and Management
31
A Career Made Flesh
55
Aim for the Head The Zombie as an Intellectual Monster
61
Cultural Narratives of Blood
71
Maintaining Academic Library Services during the Zombie Apocalypse
87
Evolution of the Modern Zombie
175
Dawn of the Shopping Dead
195
And the Dead Shall Walk but How?
209
Becoming Zombie Grrrls On and Off Screen
225
American History Z
249
Zombies Disability and Law
263
The Zombie Paradigm
285
Diary of a Landscape Architect
311

Zombies on Broadway
99
Reclaiming Public Spaces through Performance of the Zombie Walk
113
A Preliminary Report on the First Excavation Season
133
Strategic Intelligence Analysis of a Zombie Attack
147
Contributors
325
INDEX
333
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Robert Smith? is associate professor of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. (Before you ask, yes, the question mark is part of his name.) He co-authored the article "When Zombies Attack!: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection" that found international fame in the summer of 2009. He is also the author of Modelling Disease Ecology with Mathematics (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2008) and the co-editor of two volumes of Time, Unincorporated: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives (Mad Norwegian Press).

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