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Title Teaching towards democracy with postmodern and popular culture texts / edited by Patricia Paugh, Tricia Kress M. and Robert Lake
Published Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Series Imagination and praxis: Criticality and creativity in education and educational research ; volume 5
Imagination and praxis ; volume 5
Contents Adventures in adaption: confronting texts in a time of standardization / P.L. Thomas -- Neo-post-urban-noir graphic novels and critical literacy: the hard connection / William M. Reynolds -- Creating critical spaces for young activists / Lindy L. Johnson, Tobie Bass & Matt Hicks -- Teaching students to think critically: using young adult literature in the 21st century classroom- The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 / Tonya Perry -- Class on fire : using the Hunger games trilogy to encourage social action / Amber M. Simmons -- The postmodern picture book : reimagining children's author "ity" as readers / Patricia Paugh -- A source of self : exploring identity and disclosure in young adult novels as meaningful text / Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs & Heather Mtthews -- What mainstream centers cannot hold : growing critical literacy with dystopian fiction / Megan Marshall -- Exploring the tensions between narrative imagination and official knowledge through The Life of Pi / Laura Rychly & Robert Lake -- "Clankers," "Darwinists," and criticality : encouraging sociological imagination vis-à-vis historicity with the steampunk novel Leviathan / Tricia M. Kress & Patricia Parissy -- Science and fiction : a polemic on the role of imaginative fiction in civics and the economy of innovation / Justin Patch -- Enacting a critical pedagogy of popular culture at the intersection of student writing, popular culture and critical literacy / Denise Ives & Cara Crandall -- Shadows of the past : historical interpretation, propaganda, and the story of Ender Wiggin / Christopher Andrew Brkich, Tim Barko & Katie Lynn Brkich -- Critical hits & critical spaces : roleplaying games and their potential in developing critical literacy and new literacy practices / Kevin Smith
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
Notes Print version record
Subject Teaching.
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
Popular culture -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Paugh, Patricia, editor
Kress, Tricia M., editor
Lake, Robert (Robert Lewis), 1951- editor
ISBN 9462098751 (electronic bk.)
9789462098756 (electronic bk.)