Title

Why Do We Keep Resurrecting The Dead In Popular Culture?

Document Type

Article

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Media and socio-cultural communication, Performing arts studies

Publication Details

Updated Thursday 15th August 2019, 12.31 p.m.

Abstract

Death can be an excellent career move. Even more so in an age where the combination of mortality and technology has led to the opening up of new frontiers in the exploitation of the dead. When the original ceases to exist, yet can be seen to live on in popular culture, the possibility of an extended immortality can be implicitly evoked. There are many examples of digital manipulations through which the deceased personality appears to us in new contexts, as though they are still alive today.

DOI

https://doi.or/10.21427/7fzr-bf47

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