By Dina Khapaeva
This publication hyperlinks the mounting call for for photos of violent loss of life with dramatic adjustments in death-related social rituals. It deals a conceptual framework that connects observations of fictional worlds—including The Twilight Saga, The Vampire Diaries, and the Harry Potter series—with real-world sociocultural practices, reading the cultured, highbrow, and historic underpinnings of the cult of demise. It additionally areas the party of dying within the context of a longstanding critique of humanism and investigates the position performed via 20th-century French concept, posthumanism, transhumanism, and the animal rights circulate in shaping the present antihumanist atmosphere.
This well timed, thought-provoking publication will attract students of tradition, movie, literature, anthropology, and American and Russian reviews, in addition to basic readers looking to comprehend a defining phenomenon of our age.
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