Politics and Pedagogy of Digital Participation

Politics and Pedagogy of Digital Participation : New Directions for Media Educators

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This volume investigates digital interactions between youth, corporations and pop culture texts and their implications for educators. It provides a comprehensive critique of participatory culture, revealing corporate media's solicitation of young people's creative labor and both groups' exploitation of images and narratives. Exploring the power relations between users and producers, the volume argues, can lead to more relevant and critical approaches to media education and digital literacy. This volume analyzes three case studies across melodrama, parody and animation that are significant to young audiences. It argues for more robust programs of media education around issues of digital control, creativity, and profit, and the central role young people play within these struggles. It poses new questions about the pedagogical implications of digital labor and the future direction of media education.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138903884
  • 9781138903883

About Catherine Burwell

Catherine Burwell is Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, CA.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I. The politics of digital participation 1. Digital capitalism and control 2. Youth agency and appropriation Part II. Studies in digital participation 3. The Colbert Report: Struggles over digital dialogue 4. Skins: The right to remix 5. Adventure Time: The art of digital curation and community Part III. Pedagogies of digital participation 6. Locating media education 7. Critical vocabularies for a digital age 8. Production, participation and the public realm Conclusionshow more