Sociology Professor Publishes on Zombies, Viruses, Meteors and More

Adam Rafalovich, Sociology, has a recent publication, "Zombies, Viruses, Meteors and More: Reflections upon Teaching the Sociology of the Apocalypse" in The Sociology Teacher, Vol. 4, no. 2, Spring 2015.

"My students are steeped in popular culture with apocalyptic themes," Rafalovich writes. "Whether they are watching post-nuclear anime, playing video games such as Fallout, Metro 2033, and Half Life II, viewing films like Resident Evil, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and World War Z, or watching The Walking Dead and Revolution on television, apocalypse scenarios dominate their media universe.

"I understand the attraction to these apocalypse narratives. My own interest in the 'end of the world' came decades ago, from Stephen King’s The Stand, Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, and the ABC made-for-TV movie The Day After ..."

Sep. 28, 2015