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Generation Z : zombies, popular culture and educating youth

Author: Victoria Carrington; Jennifer Rowsell; Esther Priyadharshini; Rebecca Westrup
Publisher: Singapore : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: Cultural studies and transdisciplinarity in education, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that the mythic figure of the zombie, so prevalent and powerful in contemporary culture, provides the opportunity to explore certain social models--such as 'childhood' and 'school', 'class' and 'family'--that so deeply underpin educational policy and practice as to be rendered invisible. It brings together authors from a range of disciplines to use contemporary zombie typologies--slave, undead,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Generation Z.
Singapore : Springer, [2016]
(OCoLC)919107345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Carrington; Jennifer Rowsell; Esther Priyadharshini; Rebecca Westrup
ISBN: 9789812879349 981287934X
OCLC Number: 936353115
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 187 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Victoria Carrington, Esther Priyadharshini, Jennifer Rowsell, and Rebecca Westrup --
PART I --
2. Preface Zombies Today / Sarah Juliet Lauro --
3. The 'Next People': And the Zombies Shall Inherit the Earth / Victoria Carrington --
4. The Dead Are Rising: Gender and Technology in the Landscape of Crisis / William Patrick Bingham. PART II --
5. Into the Black: Zombie Pedagogy, Education and Youth at the End of the Anthropocene / Jason J. Wallin --
6. From Prom Queen to Zombie Barbie: A Tutorial in Make Up, Gender and Living Death / Esther Priyadharshini --
7. Pedagogy and the Zombie Mythos: Lessons from Apocalyptic Enactments / Phil Smith. PART III --
8. Staying Up Late Watching The Walking Dead / Jennifer Rowsell --
9. Girls, Ghouls and Girlhoods: Horror and Fashion at Monster High / Karen E. Wohlwend --
10. Zombies, Boys, and Videogames: Problems and Possibilities in an Assessment Culture / Sandra Schamroth Abrams. PART IV --
11. Students as Zombies: How Can We Awaken the Undead? / Rebecca Westrup --
12. Zombies, Monsters and Education: The Creation of the Young Citizen / Rosalyn Black, Emily M. Gray, and Deana Leahy --
13. Killing Me Softly / Peter Hurd.
Series Title: Cultural studies and transdisciplinarity in education, v. 4.
Responsibility: Victoria Carrington, Jennifer Rowsell, Esther Priyadharshini, Rebecca Westrup, editors.

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