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Author Fojas, Camilla, 1971- author

Title Zombies, migrants, and queers : race and crisis capitalism in pop culture / Camilla Fojas
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Contents Introduction: C.R.E.A.M.: capitalism ruins everything around me -- Border absurd: the end-times and the end of the line -- Migrant domestics and the fictions of imperial capitalism -- Zombie capitalism: night of the living debt -- Queer incarcerations -- Sinkholes and seismic shifts: ecological and other disasters -- Imperial ruins and resurgence -- Afterword: Racial capitalism redux
Summary "The alarm and anxiety unleashed by the Great Recession found fascinating expression across popular culture. Harried survivors negotiated societal collapse in The Walking Dead. Middle-class whites crossed the literal and metaphorical Mexican border on Breaking Bad or coped with a lack of freedom among the marginalized on Orange Is the New Black. Camilla Fojas uses representations of people of color, the incarcerated, and trans/queers--vulnerable populations all--to work through the contradictions created by the economic crisis and its freefalling aftermath. Television, film, advertising, and media coverage of the crisis created a distinct kind of story about capitalism and the violence that supports it. Fojas shows how these pop culture moments reshaped social dynamics and people's economic sensibilities and connects the ways pop culture reflected economic devastation. She also examines how these artifacts illuminated parts of society usually kept off-screen or on the margins even as they defaulted to stories of white protagonists. Bold and riveting, Zombies, Migrants, and Queers is an overdue exploration of America's reshuffled capitalism and the stories emerging from within its contradictions and uncertainties"
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Subject Capitalism -- United States -- History.
Mass media and culture -- United States -- History.
Mass media and minorities -- United States -- History.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Violence -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016045180
ISBN 0252099443 (electronic bk.)
9780252099441 (electronic bk.)