Love in the time of the post-apocalypse – ways of imagining love after the end of the world

  • Ana Banić-Grubišić Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
cultural ideas about love, movies about the post-apocalypse, imagining the future


The paper deals with ways of representing love and amorous relationships in post-apocalyptic movies. In these movies, there is a dualism of romantic and partner love, and these two types of love are there to help build a new world, or rebuild the destroyed society. These images of love emphasize the importance of evolutionist theories for the central ideas of these films – in post-apocalyptic scenarios love mostly serves the purpose of having or protecting progeny, it is represented as the key tool and mechanism of survival.


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