Title

Pop Culture Praxis

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-4-2017

Abstract

This study seeks to explore how early childhood educators produce, reproduce, and re-imagine social life and everyday social practices and relations through interactions with popular culture. This project is designed to help graduate students in early childhood education develop visual and media literacies and challenge Disney’s representations of ethnicity and historical events by encouraging them to transform media consumption into an active and critical process of cultural production that will enable them to implement similar strategies in their own classrooms. I explore whether critiquing Disney’s “ethnic” Princess films through creative writing and artmaking can help early childhood educators think more critically about historical representations of race, class, and gender in children’s popular culture.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA)

Location

San Antonio, TX

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