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Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture. 

The authors examine the essential features of the zombie, including mindlessness, ugliness and homelessness, and argue that...

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