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 authorWhile I will detail below an adaptation unit focusing on zombies at the end of this discussion, students in this course are asked to choose not only their essay topics and forms but also a major adaptation unit that includes a work adapted in oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts|
|Author||:||Patricia Paugh, Tricia Kress, Robert Lake|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-11-26|