zombification


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zombification

(ˌzɒmbɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) occult folklore an instance or process of turning into a zombie
2. the process of making or becoming zombielike
3. (Psychology) a psychological condition in which patients believe their body is enslaved while their awareness is kept in a bottle or jar
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Linnemann, Travis, Tyler Wall, and Edward Green 2014 "The Walking Dead and Killing State: Zombification and the Normalization of Police Violence." Theoretical Criminology 18(4): 506-27.
Along with the zombification of firms after the last asset bubble, these structural factors have led to lower demand, as well as increased risk aversion and self-insurance, rather than growth-promoting risk-pooling, at the margin.
Eventually this zombification will end and only the debris will be left.
Notable are films about disasters, natural or industrial, from earthquake and tsunami to zombification and nuclear crisis, since they often symptomatize a political deadlock of the current global world and the impossible Utopian change in various forms of catastrophic imagination.
The consequence of such a draconian manipulation is the zombification of the living which makes them metamorphose into soulless, vegetative beings with no independent existence of their own.
ADAPTED from Ernest Cline's celebrated 2011 novel by the author and Zak Penn, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is a dystopian big budget fantasy, which issues dire warnings about the zombification of entire generations.
In the hands of the Haitian author (poet, playwright, painter, musician, activist and intellectual) known simply as Franketienne, zombification takes on a symbolic dimension that stands as a potent commentary on a country haunted by a history of slavery.
On more than one occasion, Steven Spielberg's film issues dire warnings about the zombification of entire generations who believe "meaningful" relationships can be forged online.
Though older literature often uses natural events as the reanimating force, new literature tends to attribute zombification to "medicine gone bad." Published in 2010, the novel Feed postulates that a virus used to cure cancer and another virus used to cure the common cold combine in mammalian hosts to create a disaster.
Another is that risks are no longer appropriately priced, leading to the misallocation of resources and zombification of banks and companies, which has delayed deleveraging.
For Japan as a whole, it might mean what Bank of America calls the "zombification of Abenomics", with the economy just drifting along.