Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend

Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend
Author : June Michele Pulliam
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 403
Release : 2016-09-26
ISBN 10 : 9781440834912
ISBN 13 : 1440834911
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend Book Description:

With entries that range from specific works to authors, folklore, and popular culture (including music, film, television, urban legend, and gaming), this book provides a single-volume resource on all things ghostly in the United States and in other countries. • Provides accessible, interesting, and fun-to-read information authored by expert researchers and coedited by scholars who are experts on the topic of ghosts across human culture • Presents analytical discussions of the figure of the ghost in each work that will be beneficial to students in film studies, English, or other classes tasked with writing an essay on the horror genre or ghost films and books • Explores how the idea of the ghost implies belief in there being more to human existence than the physical body and is intrinsically connected to the concept of the afterlife—and how these concepts often coexisted uneasily with beliefs regarding afterlife in religious theologies


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