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01/12/2010

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AJ Cann

Interesting, and thanks for sharing the text. This is just a subset of a bigger problem in academic though - creeping managerialism and loss of academic freedom.

League Tables - need I say more?

Drnickpearce

currently kicking a few ideas around for this book myself, think i've been through 3 or 4 so far, i think it's that time of year for a 'fun' writing project!

i've read your early draft and i think that the zombie scholar has got legs, i think it captures quite nicely some of the things that we were talking about for disco (from disco to zombie, thriller?!) especially the idea that new entrants to academia end up adopting moribund practices, as you say the film clip illustrates it rather nicely.

i've been reading wade davies' 'passage of darkness' which is an ethnographic account of zombie culture in haiti and what's interesting there (apart from the fact that there is a pharmacological explanation to zombie-ism) is the functional role of zombie within voodoo culture, in that they are a necessary tool for social order.

i've also stumbled across this site which is quite interesting, although i can't work out how serious it is...

http://zombieresearch.org/home.html

all in all i'm drowning in ideas at the moment! good luck with the chapter though!

Martin

Hi Nick
I read Davies ages ago, I think thatd be a really interesting angle to take. Drop me an email if you want someone to bounce any ideas off - us zombie meme researchers have to stick together

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