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Infected: anthropological imaginary in The Walking Dead

15th february 2013
10th march 2013

Abstract

Present-day TV series have more impact on society that consumes them than other audiovisual fictions which have less duration and success. This paper uses the theory of social imaginaries in order to point out the manner in which the series The Walking Dead invites to imagine that which is human through a new feature of the survivors: being infected. This new condition shows how this TV fiction introduces, perhaps unconsciously, certain contributions made by contemporary anthropological philosophy which are trying to defend the human difference.

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