Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts
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Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert L. Lake co-edited Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts alongside non-faculty members Patricia Paugh and Tricia M. Kress.
Georgia Southern University faculty member Katie L. Brkich co-authored “Shadows of the Past: Historical Interpretation, Propaganda Awareness, and the Story of Ender Wiggin” alongside non-faculty members Christopher Andrew Brkich and Tim Barko in the publication Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts.
Book Summary: This edited volume supports implementation of a critical literacy of popular culture for new times. It explores popular and media texts that are meaningful to youth and their lives. It questions how these texts position youth as literate social practitioners. Based on theories of Critical and New Literacies that encourage questioning of social norms, the chapters challenge an audience of teachers, teacher educators, and literacy focused scholars in higher education to creatively integrate popular and media texts into their curriculum. Focal texts include science fiction, dystopian and other youth central novels, picture books that disrupt traditional narratives, graphic novels, video-games, other arts-based texts (film/novel hybrids) and even the lives of youth readers themselves as texts that offer rich possibilities for transformative literacy. Syllabi and concrete examples of classroom practices have been included by each chapter author.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands