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Interrogating on the Essence of the Zombie World

  • Maximiliano E. KorstanjeEmail author
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Abstract

The chapter discusses critically the ontology of zombie world, as well as its interlink with the Thana-capitalism, as a new stage of capitalism where the Other’s death is gazed, consumed and preferred. The paradigm of the zombie world is debated in this chapter. In this respect, the culture of zombies situates in a futurist—apocalyptic—world, where technology and modern science have contributed to the end of mankind. The survivors not only struggle against zombies in a hostile world but also redeem the human nature according to two contrasting forces, the needs of survival which led to extreme individualism and the needs of re-foundation. The figure of the zombie represents the pauperized other we do not want to accept in our homes. This ranges from refugees, asylum-seekers or migrants who are daily humiliated at the borders and check-points.

Keywords

Apocalyptic theory Zombie world Sublimation Migration Alterity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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