• Charles Thorpe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Charles Thorpe
    Pages 1-52
  3. Charles Thorpe
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  4. Charles Thorpe
    Pages 93-151
  5. Charles Thorpe
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  6. Charles Thorpe
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-270

About this book


In this book, the author draws on Karl Marx’s writings on alienation and Erich Fromm’s conception of necrophilia in order to understand these aspects of contemporary culture as expressions of the domination of the living by the dead under capitalism. Necroculture is the ideological reflection and material manifestation of this basic feature of capitalism: the rule of dead capital over living labor. The author argues that necroculture represents the subsumption of the world by vampire capital. 


Zombies necrophilia Marx Fromm alienation pornography torture vampire capitalism popular culture possessive individualism biotechnology robotics extinction exterminism Tea Party libertarianism gun culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles Thorpe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58302-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58303-1
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