Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction

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Media Literacies: A Critical Introduction traces the historyof media literacy and grapples with the fresh challenges posed bythe convergent media of the 21st century.  The book provides amuch-needed guide to what it means to be literate in today’smedia-saturated environment.

  • Updates traditional models of media literacy by examining howdigital media is utilized in today’s convergent culture
  • Explores the history and emergence of media education, thedigitally mediated lives of today’s youth, digital literacy,and critical citizenship
  • Complete with sidebar commentary written by leading mediaresearchers and educators spotlighting new research in the fieldand an annotated bibliography of key texts and resources

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Whether we like it or not, communication technologies - eversmaller, more convergent, and more comprehensive - are tightlywoven into the cultural fabric of our everyday lives. How did weget here? And what exactly does it mean to be ‘literate' inthis new media era? Media Literacies: A CriticalIntroduction traces the history of media literacy and grappleswith the fresh challenges posed by the convergent media of thetwenty-first century. The book explores the history and emergenceof media education, contemporary youth and its digitally mediatedlives, digital literacy, and critical citizenship. Sidebarcommentary written by leading media researchers and educatorsspotlights specific issues and media phenomena. MediaLiteracies provides students and educators alike with aninvaluable theoretical and practical approach to understandingmedia literacy in the remarkable digital age we find ourselvesin.

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Michael Hoechsmann is Associate Professor and Chair ofEducation Programs at Lakehead University, Orillia. He is co-authorof Reading Youth Writing: ‘New' Literacies, CulturalStudies and Education (2008), and the former Director ofEducation of Young People's Press, a youth-oriented non-profit newsservice.

Stuart Poyntz is Assistant Professor in the School ofCommunication at Simon Fraser University, and the former Directorof Education at Pacific Cinémathèque, Western Canada'sleading film institute. He has published articles in the Reviewof Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies,Sociology Compass, the Journal of CurriculumTheorizing, the Canadian Journal of Education, Taboo:The Journal of Culture and Education, and various editedcollections.

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