This essay explores the relationship between race and ideal democratic citizenship in Joyce Carol Oates's novel, Zombie (1995). It argues that in Zombie, white social status is depicted as dependent upon the dehumanization and consumption of racial minorities.
Pitts, April D.
"Ideal Objects: The Dehumanization and Consumption of Racial Minorities in Joyce Carol Oates's Zombie,"
Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/jcostudies/vol3/iss1/2