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Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education

Book


Abstract


  • 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 language of zombie culture: the undead, contagion, and plague, among others. Zombies in the Academy presents essays from a variety of scholars and creative writers who present an engaging and entertaining appeal for serious recognition of the conditions of contemporary humanities teaching, culture, and labour practices.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Whelan, A. M., Walker, R. & Moore, C. L. (Eds.). (2013). Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. United Kingdom: Intellect.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781841507149

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948079870

Has Global Citation Frequency


Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • 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 language of zombie culture: the undead, contagion, and plague, among others. Zombies in the Academy presents essays from a variety of scholars and creative writers who present an engaging and entertaining appeal for serious recognition of the conditions of contemporary humanities teaching, culture, and labour practices.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Whelan, A. M., Walker, R. & Moore, C. L. (Eds.). (2013). Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. United Kingdom: Intellect.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781841507149

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948079870

Has Global Citation Frequency


Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom