Who creates the cultural landscape we experience? When we watch the evening news, are we receiving unrevised information straight from the day's headlines or is it positioned in such a way as to 'manufacture consent,' as Chomsky put it? These are just two of the fascinating questions posed by the authors of this collection as they develop a new form of media literacy that encourages students to become critical readers of the media that attempts to shape their experience. This is an intriguing and wide-ranging critique that makes the perfect text for a variety of courses including curriculum studies, critical pedagogy, media studies, cultural studies and political science.
The Authors: Peter McLaren is currently an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Rhonda Hammer is an associate of the University of Toronto Media Centre and an assistant professor of Communications at The University of Windsor. David Sholle is an assistant professor of Communication at Miami University, Ohio. Susan Smith Reilly is Professor of Mass Communication at Miami University, Ohio. The Contributors: Doug Kellner, Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg, David Sholle and Stan Denski, Rhoda Hammer, Peter McLaren, Susan Reilly and Ron Scott
David J. Sholle, Peter McLaren, Rhonda Hammer, Susan Smith Reilly
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
Education & Teaching
Counterpoints Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education