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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 19, July-December 2014

Authors

Jorge Martínez Lucena Universitat Abat Oliba CEU Javier Cigüela Sola Universität Freiburg de Alemania
Title Pop Thinking in Black Mirror. The monster and his lynching Summary The article explores how the TV series Black Mirror is a proof of what we call pop thinking: a type of entertaining narrative that can work as a tool for critical thinking of our present world as well.Taking into account how society provides social imaginaries to marshal our individual orientation, we explore the imaginary of punishment in this TV series. The article connects the aims of punishment according to criminal theory (prevention, retribution and rehabilitation) with two images that appears in episode 2.2: the monster and the lynching. The entertaining product transforms itself, against what its critics think, in a tool for critical thinking. Keywords Social imaginaries, monster, Black Mirror, meta-fiction, lynching

 

doi: 10.31921/doxacom.n19a4

 

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