- Machine generated contents note: 1.What is Media Literacy? -- Media Literacy 2.000 -- Natives and Aliens -- Media Education has a History to Draw On -- Media Education in the Twenty-First Century -- 2.Children's Media Lives -- Researching Young People in Mediated Environments -- Getting Older Faster, Staying Younger Longer -- Life Inside a Media Wonderland -- Inequities and Parents' Worries about Media Use -- Media Concentration and the Big Four -- Creating Cradle-to-Grave Consumers -- Conclusion -- 3.Media as Public Pedagogy -- Media as Threat -- Media as a Form of Public Pedagogy -- New Learning Horizons -- Debating Dangerous Screens -- The Merits of Television for Education -- Children's Learning Television -- Sidebar: An Inconvenient Truth as public pedagogy -- Public Service Announcements, Entertainment Education, and Culture Jamming -- Bricolage -- Sidebar: Pre-teen girls and popular music -- 4.Media Literacy 101 -- A Demand for New Heuristics -- Cultural Life -- Production -- Sidebar: Moral makeovers: Reality television and the good citizen -- Text -- Audience -- Sidebar: Children's media encounters in contemporary India: Leisure and learning -- Cultural Life -- Sidebar: The Simpsons: Not such a dumb show after all! -- 5.Media Production and Youth Agency -- What Creative Work Adds to Media Education: Production as Praxis -- Sidebar: Youth cultural production and creative economies -- Sidebar: Assessing learning from practical media production at an introductory level: The role of writing -- What does Production Mean? -- How is Production a Form of Agency? -- Sidebar: Youth as knowledge producers in community-based video in the age of AIDS -- Sidebar: Youth Radio -- 6.Literacies: New and Digital -- What does it Mean to be `Literate' Today? -- Expanded Literacies -- New Literacies and New Ways of Thinking and Doing -- Digital Literacies and `Top-Down' Approaches -- The Role of Learning Environments in Relation to Digital Literacies -- 7.Media Literacy 2.0: Contemporary Media Practices and Expanded Literacies -- Media Literacy 2.0 The Seven Cs of Contemporary Youth Media Practices -- Sidebar: Learning in Second Life -- Sidebar: Immersive advertising and children's game spaces -- Sidebar: Rethinking media literacy through video game play -- Sidebar: Understanding remix and digital mashup -- Sidebar: YAHAnet: Youth, the Arts, HIV and AIDS network -- Conclusion -- 8.Critical Citizenship and Media Literacy Futures -- Thinking, Judging, and Critical Citizenship -- Last Words.
- "Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction traces the history of media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of the 21st century. The book provides a much-needed guide to what it means to be literate in today's media-saturated environment. Updates traditional models of media literacy by examining how digital media is utilized in today's convergent culture Explores the history and emergence of media education, the digitally mediated lives of today's youth, digital literacy, and critical citizenship Complete with sidebar commentary written by leading media researchers and educators spotlighting new research in the field and an annotated bibliography of key texts and resources "--
"Whether we like it or not, communication technologies -- ever smaller, more convergent, and comprehensive -- are tightly woven into the cultural fabric of our everyday lives. How did we get here? And what exactly does it mean to be 'literate' in this new media era? Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction traces the history of media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of the 21st century. The book explores the history and emergence of media education, contemporary youth and its digitally mediated lives, digital literacy, and critical citizenship. Sidebar commentary written by leading media researchers and educators spotlights specific issues and media phenomena. Media Literacies provides students and educators alike with an invaluable theoretical and practical approach to understanding media literacy in the remarkable digital age we find ourselves in"--
- 9781405186117 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -216) and index.
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