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Zombies in the academy : living death in higher education

Author: Andrew Whelan; Ruth Walker; Christopher Moore
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2013.
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Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communications studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this volume argue that the increasing  Read more...
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Zombies in the academy
(OCoLC)828417309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Whelan; Ruth Walker; Christopher Moore
ISBN: 9781783200757 1783200758 9781783200764 1783200766
OCLC Number: 849959356
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; SECTION 1: Zombification in the corporate university; First as tragedy, then as corpse; 'Being' post-death at Zombie University; University life, zombie states and reanimation; The living dead and the dead living: contagion and complicity incontemporary universities; Zombie solidarity; The Journal of Doctor Wallace; SECTION 2: Moribund content and infectious technologies; Zombie processes and undead technologies; The botnet: webs of hegemony/zombies who publish; The intranet of the living dead: software and universities. Virtual learning environments and the zombifi cation of learningand teaching in British universitiesMapping zombies: a guide for digital pre-apocalyptic analysisand post-apocalyptic survival; Infectious textbooks; SECTION 3Zombie literacies and pedagogies; Undead universities, the plagiarism 'plague', paranoia andhypercitation; EAP programmes feeding the living dead of academia: criticalthinking as a global antibody; Zombies in the classroom: education as consumption in twonovels by Joyce Carol Oates; Queer pedagogies in zombie times: parody, neo-liberalism andhigher education. Zombies are us: the living dead as a tool for pedagogicalrefl ectionEscaping the zombie threat by mathematics; Toward a zombie pedagogy: embodied teaching and thestudent 2.0; SECTION 4:The post-apocalyptic terrain; 'Sois mort et tais toi': zombie mobs and student protests; Living-dead man's shoes? Teaching and researching glossy topicsin a harsh social and cultural context; Feverish homeless cannibal; A report on the global Viral-Z outbreak and its impact onhigher education; Bibliography; List of contributors; Index; Back Cover.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore.

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Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communications studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this volume argue that the increasing corporatization of the academy - an environment emphasizing publication, narrow research, and a vulnerable tenure system - is creating a crisis in higher education best understood through the l.

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