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Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education

Generation Z

Zombies, Popular Culture and Educating Youth

Editors: Carrington, V., Rowsell, J., Priyadharshini, E., Westrup, R. (Eds.)

  • Considers education and schooling at a time of zombie processes and categories related to marketization, corporatization and mediatisation
  • Explores the figure of the zombie as a catalyst for critical accounts of curriculum and pedagogy
  • Provides a lively canvas for the critical examination of many of the pedagogic and institutional practices in contemporary schooling
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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, contagion – to examine the responsiveness of everyday practices of schooling such as literacy, curriculum and pedagogy to the new contexts in which children and young people develop their identities, attitudes to learning, and engage with the many publics that make up their everyday worlds.

About the authors

Victoria Carrington is Professor of Education in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia. She researches and writes extensively in the areas of new technologies, youth and literacies with a particular interest in the impact of new digital media on literacy practices both in and out of school. Her work has drawn attention to issues of text production, identity and literacy practices within the affordances of digital technologies and new media. Jennifer Rowsell is Professor and Canada Research Chair at Brock University. She has co-written and written several books in the areas of New Literacy Studies, multimodality, and multiliteracies. Her current research interests include children’s digital and immersive worlds; adopting and applying multimodal epistemologies with adolescents and teenagers; and ecological work in communication Esther Priyadharshini is Senior Lecturer in education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, UK. She has a keen interest in the area of cultural studies in education, particularly around the broad themes of food, sex and death. Her research uses post-colonial, post-structural and feminist theories to understand educational encounters/sites. She is the associate editor of the Cambridge Journal of Education. Rebecca Westrup is a Lecturer in Education at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests are primary concerned with young people, education and identity and how aspects of psychology and sociology intersect with educational experiences. In particular she is interested in students’ experiences of assessment in compulsory and post-compulsory education and the (re)shaping of their learner identities.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carrington, Victoria (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Preface Zombies Today

    Lauro, Sarah Juliet

    Pages 11-19

  • The ‘Next People’: And the Zombies Shall Inherit the Earth

    Carrington, Victoria

    Pages 21-35

  • The Dead Are Rising: Gender and Technology in the Landscape of Crisis

    Bingham, William Patrick

    Pages 37-51

  • Into the Black: Zombie Pedagogy, Education and Youth at the End of the Anthropocene

    Wallin, Jason J.

    Pages 55-69

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-934-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-932-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Generation Z
Book Subtitle
Zombies, Popular Culture and Educating Youth
Editors
  • Victoria Carrington
  • Jennifer Rowsell
  • Esther Priyadharshini
  • Rebecca Westrup
Series Title
Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-934-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-934-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-932-5
Series ISSN
2345-7708
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 187
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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