Power and Marginalization in Popular Culture

The Oppressed in Six Television and Literature Media Franchises

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About the Book

In many pop culture texts, “monsters” can be read as metaphors for marginalized Others in U.S. culture. This book applies the philosophical lens of Michel Foucault’s normalizing and bio-powers to zombies, vampires, magicians, genetic mutants and others, asking whether these stories of apparent liberation really are so. Exploring a single theme in depth across a series of pop culture texts, this book encourages a radical new understanding of liberation narratives and of political activism as a mechanism of social change.

About the Author(s)

Lisa A. King is an associate professor of philosophy at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bibliographic Details

Lisa A. King
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6867-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4016-7
Imprint: McFarland