Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sucking You Dry- Notes on Vampire Capitalism

OK we get it but we zombies don't get much in the way of space or allusions. It's still all about the blood-suckers. The "evolution of imperialism" image has a (debt enslaved) zombie look to it. So would hordes of zombies of zombies breaking their chains, roaming ~ occupying ~ the streets get noticed?  As a metaphorZombies are the lowest examples of the lower class, so a horde of them would be the ultimate representation of the mob.

David McNally, Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism  writes,
vampire-fed-deesCapitalist market-society overflows with monsters. But no grotesque species so command the modern imagination as the vampire and the zombie. In fact, these two creatures need to be thought conjointly, as interconnected moments of the monstrous dialectic of modernity. Like Victor Frankenstein and his Creature, the vampire and the zombie are doubles, linked poles of the split society.