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ERIC Number: ED523395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 187
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0927-0
Pedagogy in the Age of Media Control: Language Deception and Digital Democracy. Minding the Media: Critical Issues for Learning and Teaching. Volume 3
Rosa, Joao J.; Rosa, Ricardo D.
Peter Lang New York
Supported by critical theoretical frameworks, this book is a purposeful engagement with bodies of knowledge rooted in popular culture, yet routinely excluded from "common sense" visions of curriculum. Aimed at teachers as well as teacher-educators, the book examines areas such as Disney, African American stand-up comedy, intersections of film/disability and race, as well as video games. Going beyond an engagement with theory, through the use of these alternative curricular epistemologies the authors provide sample lesson plans that clearly illustrate the possibilities of a more critical yet permeable outlook on curriculum, with the ultimate aim of fragmenting the mythical dichotomy between the world of academics and the lived reality of youth. Following a foreword by Peter McLaren, the following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Disney-fying Language: The Good, the Bad and the Foreign; (2) Struggles in the Semiotic Landscapes; Reading between the Images; (3) "I Ain't Scared of You": Stand-up Comedy as a Space of Linguistic and Political Resistance; (4) Symbolic Colonizations: Intersections of "Blackness"and Dis/ability as Negative Ontology in Film; (5) Planned Disruptions: Rethinking Knowledge and Power. An index is included. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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