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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 these reflect the outlook of the contemporary West and it...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Series : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2017
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 31 janvier 2018
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781783743285
  • Electronic EAN : 9782821897311
  • Number of pages : viii + 96 p.

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