Author: R.P. Clair
In Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice students from a liberal arts class help Professor Delta Quinn and reporter, Caleb Barthes, uncover the political and corporate story behind the scientific development and implementation of the zombie seed.
As the secrets of the seed are revealed, so are the secrets of Delta’s tragic past which explain her desire to study the sequestered stories of domestic violence, which may lead the reader to ask whether there is a connection between cultural violence and interpersonal violence, and more importantly, whether such knowledge will awaken the zombie in all of us.
Socrates’ oft quoted maxim—the unexamined life is not worth living—speaks to the current image of the zombie who walks through life without critically thinking, without addressing political issues, without participating in civil discourse or democratic entitlements.
Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues: A Case of Social Justice is meant to engage the college student, to have students address and discuss issues of relevance to society at large. For example, it can be read in sociology or communication classes that show the documentary “The Corporation.”
Whether in anthropology, business, communication, English, history, organizational communication, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, rhetoric, sociology or women’studies the novel is intended to provide a teaching tool to professors who are looking for new ways to awaken students.
The author is happy to discuss how you can use the book in your courses. Contact her at rpclair@purdue.edu.
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Award Nomination:
Outstanding Book of the Year Award 2013 from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues
In: Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues