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Going viral : zombies, viruses, and the end of the world

Author: Dahlia Schweitzer
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Going Viral, Dahlia Schweitzer probes outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fears about our changing world. She identifies three distinct types of outbreak narrative, each corresponding to a specific contemporary anxiety: globalization, terrorism, and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schweitzer, Dahlia.
Going viral.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017057488
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dahlia Schweitzer
ISBN: 9780813593159 0813593158 9780813593142 081359314X
OCLC Number: 982605877
Description: viii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. The outbreak narrative --
2. The globalization outbreak --
3. The terrorism outbreak --
4. The postapocalypse outbreak --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Dahlia Schweitzer.

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Examines outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organisations that have capitalized on  Read more...

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