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Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Camilla Fojas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The alarm and anxiety unleashed by the Great Recession found fascinating expression across popular culture. Harried survivors negotiated societal collapse among zombies in The Walking Dead. ... More


Border Absurd: The End-Times and the End of the Line

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The postcrisis flattening of the social order spurred a flurry of anxiety-ridden stories of extralegal endeavors to maintain a middle-class lifestyle against further ruin. Ruin and personal ... More


Queer Incarcerations

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Orange Is the New Black is part of the archive of white women’s prisons writings. It captures many of the features of earlier memoirs on the topic that set the precedent and terms for a version of ... More


Imperial Ruins and Resurgence

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Detroit became a symbol of the economic freefall, and its ruins, deserted factories, abandoned houses, were a harbinger of the end of capitalism and a sign of “urban death.” Organic metaphors inform ... More


Knockoffs and Fashion Victims

Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman

in The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195399783
eISBN:
9780190258467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195399783.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses knockoffs in the fashion world. Fashion is a huge industry in which imitation is everywhere and completely legal. The fashion world should be in an economic freefall, since the ... More


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