The recent popularity of horror films featuring zombies is indicative of social tensions surrounding racism, globalization and rampant Western consumption. In the films comprising George A. Romero’s Dead series, differences between survivors become blurred when human value is reduced to sheer humanity. Romero’s films show that social preoccupations of race, gender and class (among others) remain problematic in the undead, post-apocalyptic context and often take precedence over the need for cooperation and resources for survival. The zombies themselves are sociologically loaded; from their colonial origins in Haiti to their “Americanization”, combining themes of racism, savagery and othering. This book outlines the underlying social critique that underscores Romero’s entire series. Drawing from cultural materialism and active audience theory, this book shows how Romero’s Dead series can inspire reflexivity and assessment of our everyday roles in consumption processes while helping us speculate on the endings of our own narratives.
- @THE_BLACKDEATH @Joseph_OBrien Doesn't seem very political to me. I think feminism has bigger fish to fry, personally. about 9 hours ago in reply to THE_BLACKDEATH
- @Joseph_OBrien To be fair, the 140 character limit lends itself well to 4-letter words. about 10 hours ago in reply to Joseph_OBrien
- @ronniemick It just ended, mercifully. Now I'm wondering how to get the stink off me. Maybe some Mortal Kombat? about 10 hours ago in reply to ronniemick
- @Joseph_OBrien Eugh. Thanks for the Cole's Notes version. Today is a dark day for twitter. about 10 hours ago in reply to Joseph_OBrien
- @Joseph_OBrien Feminists did whaaa? Sisters, no! about 10 hours ago in reply to Joseph_OBrien
- @7h3_m43s7r0 Ohh, you've got the good stuff. I think I have some vodka in my freezer, next to a dead rat. about 10 hours ago in reply to 7h3_m43s7r0