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Title: Framing Bio-emergencies in Fiction: The Cases of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Fear the Walking Dead'
Author: Cantó Milá, Natàlia
González Balletbó, Isaac  
Keywords: bio-emergency
Fear the Walking Dead
imaginaries of risk
state of exception
The Walking Dead
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Publisher: Sociological Research Online
Citation: Cantó Milà, N. & González Balletbó, I. (2019). Framing Bio-emergencies in Fiction: The Cases of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Fear the Walking Dead'. Sociological Research Online, 24(1), 111-125. doi: 10.1177/1360780419827969
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Abstract: This article analyses the first seasons of two interconnected AMC series, 'The Walking Dead' and 'Fear the Walking Dead'. Our analysis focuses on how these shows frame the emergence of a bio-risk, how the leading characters deal with the experience of bio-risks, and how they develop (or fail at developing) strategies to overcome, or, if this renders impossible, to tame such bio-risk. We have used a Grounded Theory approach to analyse the data, frame our analysis, and create a theoretical understanding of the ways these shows present bio-risks, and of the ways they depict the fictional experience of living a bio-emergency, without any official, institutional plan regarding to how to deal with it.
Language: English
ISSN: 1360-7804MIAR
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