Generation Z

Zombies, Popular Culture and Educating Youth

  • Victoria Carrington
  • Jennifer Rowsell
  • Esther Priyadharshini
  • Rebecca Westrup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Victoria Carrington, Esther Priyadharshini, Jennifer Rowsell, Rebecca Westrup
    Pages 1-7
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sarah Juliet Lauro
      Pages 11-19
  4. Part II

  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jennifer Rowsell
      Pages 101-113
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Rosalyn Black, Emily M. Gray, Deana Leahy
      Pages 159-172
    3. Peter Hurd
      Pages 173-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-187

About this book


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.


Contemporary schooling Curriculum and pedagogy Media education Public pedagogy Schooling zombies Sociology and education Student identities Youth culture Zombie and education Zombie in popular culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria Carrington
    • 1
  • Jennifer Rowsell
    • 2
  • Esther Priyadharshini
    • 3
  • Rebecca Westrup
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Education & Lifelong LearningUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher EducationBrock UniversitySt CatharinesCanada
  3. 3.School of Education & Lifelong LearningUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Education & Lifelong LearningUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-932-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-934-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2345-7708
  • Series Online ISSN 2345-7716
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