‘This is not a democracy anymore’ – Capitalism and Consumption, the 21st century Zombie metaphor
I can’t hear enough of this message. The true face of consumerism without the rose tint. I might add in the brain sucking effect of corporatism and the blinkered masses, but I’d just end up going on all day. Well done to Jenah, Jenny, Rosie, James and Rachel. It was great to be a part of the project.
In conjunction with our photo shoot, Degeneration: The All American Nightmare, Jennie Watson has contributed with an article on consumerism and zombie culture. Jennie graduated with a BA Honours in English and Drama and is currently studying an MA in English Studies. She also works closely with Spectral Visions Press as Deputy Editorial Team Leader.
The American Dream is the ethos of the Land of the Free, but what does it really represent? Does it mean prosperity for all who work hard regardless of social order, or is it a materialistic ideology that enslaves rather than emancipates? Are the fast cars and the big house with the white picket fence really just around the corner? In truth, the representation of the American Dream is different for every American. With racial discrimination still rife, is the American Dream not a meaningless platitude used by the middle-class white American to give…
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