Media Knowledge: Readings in Popular Culture, Pedagogy, and Critical Citizenship

Media Knowledge: Readings in Popular Culture, Pedagogy, and Critical Citizenship

by James Schwoch, Miriam White, Susan Reilly, Mimi White
     
 

This book calls for a way of reading and responding to the media culture that is more than passive reception. It argues for the fostering of critical citizenship as the key to engaging, debating, and ultimately reconstructing the concepts and beliefs society brings to bear upon popular culture. The authors analyze contemporary media culture, including television news… See more details below

Overview

This book calls for a way of reading and responding to the media culture that is more than passive reception. It argues for the fostering of critical citizenship as the key to engaging, debating, and ultimately reconstructing the concepts and beliefs society brings to bear upon popular culture. The authors analyze contemporary media culture, including television news and dramatic programming, advertising, Hollywood film, and discuss the relationships between technology, culture, and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791408261
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
SUNY Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform Series
Pages:
170

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction: Media Hegemony: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Representation

Henry A. Giroux and Peter L. McLaren

Chapter 1 Television and Its Historical Pastiche

Chapter 2 Television Advertising, Telecommunications Discourse, and Contemporary American Culture

Chapter 3 Television News

Chapter 4 Drug Abuse, Race Relations, and the Prime Time News Program

Co-authored with Ronald B. Scott

Chapter 5 Popular Culture and the Pedagogy of Feminism

Chapter 6 Learning the Electronic Life

Conclusion: Pedagogy, Popular Culture, and Critical Citizenship

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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