Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts

  • Patricia Paugh
  • Tricia Kress
  • Robert Lake

Part of the Imagination and Praxis book series (IPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Patricia Paugh
    Pages 1-5
  3. P. L. Thomas
    Pages 7-19
  4. Lindy L. Johnson, Tobie Bass, Matt Hicks
    Pages 37-58
  5. Tonya Perry
    Pages 59-75
  6. Amber M. Simmons
    Pages 77-95
  7. Patricia Paugh
    Pages 97-115
  8. Kjersti Vanslyke-Briggs, Heather Matthews
    Pages 117-134
  9. Megan Marshall
    Pages 135-150
  10. Tricia M. Kress, Patricia Patrissy
    Pages 165-177
  11. Justin Patch
    Pages 179-199
  12. Christopher Andrew Brkich, Tim Barko, Katie Lynn Brkich
    Pages 221-238
  13. Kevin Smith
    Pages 239-256
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About this book


This edited volume supports implementation of a critical literacy of popular culture for new times. It explores popular and media texts that are meaningful to youth and their lives. It questions how these texts position youth as literate social practitioners. Based on theories of Critical and New Literacies that encourage questioning of social norms, the chapters challenge an audience of teachers, teacher educators, and literacy focused scholars in higher education to creatively integrate popular and media texts into their curriculum. Focal texts include science fiction, dystopian and other youth central novels, picture books that disrupt traditional narratives, graphic novels, video-games, other arts-based texts (film/novel hybrids) and even the lives of youth readers themselves as texts that offer rich possibilities for transformative literacy. Syllabi and concrete examples of classroom practices have been included by each chapter author


Critical Literacy New Literacies Popular Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Paugh
    • 1
  • Tricia Kress
    • 2
  • Robert Lake
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Massachusetts BostonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Massachusetts BostonUSA
  3. 3.Georgia Southern UniversityUSA

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