The End in USA Popular Culture

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1. Were you surprised by the Haitian origins of zombie (zombies)? Relying on Moon, outline the origin of the zombie concept and discuss why this origin was surprising or not so surprising to you.

2. Metaphors are key in creating IDST connections. Leaning on Rutherford, discuss why zombies are such a powerful and metaphor in modern American culture. 

3. How does Cantor argue that The Walking Dead both hearkens back to mid-20th century TV Westerns and also connects to the decline of the perceived “America Dream” of that same era?

4. Is heavy metal music the sound of the Apocalypse? Argue whether it is or it is not, and explain your reasoning with support from Kahn-Harris and other relevant readings. 

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