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© 2017 John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic.

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John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic, Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2017,

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ISBN Paperback: 9781783743285

ISBN Hardback: 9781783743292

ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783743308

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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0113

Cover image: Zombies (2013), by Benjamin Réthoré. CC BY 2.0,

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