Enormous congratulations to JuliAnna Avila and Jessica Zacher Pandya and their brand new collection titled, Critical Literacies as Social Practice
! The contributors to this book:
examine the simultaneous implementation of critical and digital literacies and explore ramifications for the development and assessment of critical digital literacies (CDL) curricula across educational contexts. [Authors] ask: How has the increasing ubiquity of digital literacies in and out of school affected our definitions of critical literacies? And how have our ever-changing perceptions of critical literacies affected how we define, teach, and engage in digital literacies? We believe that there is crucial work to be done at these intersections, work that builds upon the extensive bodies of critical and digital literacies research. Some issues and questions that chapters address are:
- What is negotiated, gained, or lost in the process of combining the critical and the digital?
- Where is the power located and who is silenced, and how in CDL approaches?
- Can CDL practices disrupt classroom routines in constructive and engaging ways?
- How has the divide between audience and participant, and the notion of collective intelligence, been challenged and redefined by CDL?
- How do CDL practices impact youths identity constructions? The essays in this volume present a balance between current issues and promising future opportunities and directions. (from the back cover blurb).
And now for the Contents:
1. Traveling, Textual Authority, and
Transformation: An Introduction to Critical Digital
JuliAnna Ávila & Jessica Zacher Pandya
Part 1. Disruptive by
2. Designing Space for Student Choice in a
Digital Media Studies Classroom
Stephanie Anne Schmier
3. Engaging Urban Youth in Meaningful
Dialogue on Identity through Digital Storytelling
Althea Scott Nixon
4. Critical Literacies and Social Media:
Fostering Ethical Engagement with Global Youth
Part 2. Teacher
Education and Critical Digital Literacies
5. Perforating School: Digital Literacy in
an Arts and Crafts Class
Arne Olav Nygard
6. Utilizing Mobile
Media and Games to Develop Critical Inner-City Agents of Social Change
7. Beyond Technology Skills: Toward a
Framework for 127 Critical Digital
Literacies in Pre Service Technology Education
Sarah Lohnes Watulak & Charles K. Kinzer
Part 3. Resisting
8. “They Get What They Deserve”:
Interrogating Critical Digital Literacy Experiences
as Framed in a Quebec
Dana E. Salter
9. Relocalization in the Market Economy:
Critical Literacies and Media Production
in an Urban English Classroom
Cynthia Lewis, Candance Doerr-Stevens, Jessica Dockter Tierney, & Cassandra Scharber
10. Hacker Literacies: User-Generated
Resistance and Reconfiguration of Networked Publics
Afterword: So Now You
Know. What Are You Going To Do about It?
Margaret C. Hagood