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Better Off DeadThe Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human$
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Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823234462

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.001.0001

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All Dark Inside: Dehumanization and Zombification in Postmodern Cinema

All Dark Inside: Dehumanization and Zombification in Postmodern Cinema

(p.139) Chapter 9 All Dark Inside: Dehumanization and Zombification in Postmodern Cinema
Better Off Dead

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

Fordham University Press

This chapter offers a provocative study of dehumanization—or zombification—in several post-modern films that explore the depersonalizing force of the military-industrial complex on the psyche of ordinary humans. It argues that the resulting post-human solider exists in a liminal space between our traditional understanding of zombies and a contemporary awareness of victims of post-traumatic stress disorder. The chapter offers an unflinching analysis of the dehumanization of the person, through the removal of individual thought, explicitly characterized by soldiers in modern warfare, especially in films like 28 Days Later, Universal Soldier, Full Metal Jacket, and Jacob's Ladder.

Keywords:   zombie, zombification, dehumanization, post-modern, post-human, post-traumatic stress disorder, soldiers, war, trauma

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