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zombification

The purported conversion by magic means to a state in which the awareness of an individual is retained by a sorcerer in a bottle or jar while the body, lacking will or agency, becomes the slave of the sorcerer. Zombification is deemed to be murder in Haiti even if the victim is manifestly still alive. The state is either induced by various poisons or by strong suggestion in a context of powerful superstitious belief. Some zombis have been found to be schizophrenics.
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Reed's characterization of 40s further depicts how a revolutionary and antiestablishment African American worldview, as reflected in the Black Power Movement, can expedite the process of zombification of blacks which started with the inception of the slave trade.
(2,14) The current TV series The Walking Dead traces zombification to a "solanum" virus that lies dormant in every human's brain.
Kevin Wetmore has argued that "Zombification represents a loss of Self, a loss of social self and a loss of all relationships that existed with that person.
In her seminal work about Haitian folklore, Tell My Horse (1938), anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston explained the process of zombification:
Considering a cardinal point in conflict resolution in Africa, articulated in the special report of the United States Institute for Peace--"Africans should determine under what conditions it is helpful to have the international community engaged in conflict resolution efforts"--it is interesting to note that there seems to be a "broad consensus that conflict prevention, management, or resolution in Africa requires the Africans themselves to act as a rudder, guiding the peace process forward and working with local disputants to bring about conciliation." Reference is made to Fela, the bohemian Afro-beat singer, with emphasis on his "Zombie" to give expression to the process of the zombification of the Niger Delta freedom fighters or so-called militants.
Eckhaus Latta's new looks best illustrated the zombification that has set in, postelection, after a mix of shock and exhaustion created an undeniable inner void for a whole generation.
As a practical tip, it can be reassuring for families to hear explicitly from their physician that "zombification" is not considered an acceptable medical outcome and that the prescribing clinician will promptly deal with any side effects that might occur with treatment.
The economy is at threat of zombification. Necessary corrections to bank and company balance sheets are being delayed, unproductive companies are remaining on the market, and banks without sufficient capital or sustainable business models continue to exist.
While the first human zombification may be the original practices that inspired the modern voodoo stories, it is not quite uncommon in nature as many insects are known to turn into zombies.
Mantz's "On the Frontlines of the Zombie War in the Congo: Digital Technology, the Trade in Conflict Minerals, and Zombification" takes as its subject both the consequences of the eastern Congo's abundance of minerals used in digital technology and the kinds of alienation such technologies foster in users.
Rappelons que, selon le mythe de la zombification, donner du sel a gouter a un zombi le tire de sa lethargie et lui permet de reprendre une pleine conscience de sa situation.
1) interpret these indicators as warning signs of 'the "living death" of higher education' and what they provocatively term the 'zombification' of the contemporary university.