If the Twentieth Century waited with dread for the absolute enemy to come down from the most remote depths of space, in the new century the radical threat comes instead from the bowels of the earth. It shows the haunting face of the living dead. Even if zombies did not invade our cities, they have indeed really 'contaminated' our imagination, penetrating almost every interstice of the western culture. The cause of their fortune is not only linked to the climate of the «global war» against terrorism. Probably in this figure there are ‘condensed’ many of the fears that trouble our imagination at the dawn of the third millennium, and above all the fear of catastrophe, that remains perhaps the only way in which the West thinks of its future.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Zombie apocalypse. The metamorphosis of fear into the contemporary "post-political" imagination|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||RIVISTA DI POLITICA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Cinema e politica
- Movie and politics
- Rappresentazione del nemico