Through a Distorted Lens

Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Century

  • Laura M. Nicosia
  • Rebecca A. Goldstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Probing the Media: Contexts, Theories, and Problems in the 21st Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. James Paul, Susan Beierling
      Pages 3-17
    3. Julie Gorlewski, Catherine Lalonde, David Gorlewski
      Pages 19-34
    4. Sara J. Wasserman, Todd A. Bates
      Pages 35-52
  3. Learning to “See” the Curricula and Pedagogy of the Media: Uncovering the Official and the Hidden

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Kaela Jubas, Dawn Johnston, Angie Chiang
      Pages 55-69
    3. Monique I. Liston
      Pages 71-80
    4. Laura Nicosia
      Pages 81-98
    5. Serina A. Cinnamon
      Pages 99-114
  4. Transforming Media, Curricula, Pedagogies and the Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jacqueline Bach
      Pages 117-128
    3. Teresa Capetola, Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
      Pages 129-149
    4. Ashley Boyd, Amy Senta
      Pages 151-168
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-192

About this book


This volume examines what and how the media teach, to and by whom, and for what purpose, in a rapidly shifting milieu of media content, platforms, and relations. While intimately concerned with education, authors move the discussion beyond the setting of formal schooling to uncover the ways in which the media contribute to individual and collective understandings of self and other, and their relations to society and communities in which they move. In doing so, the text encourages readers to transcend exclusionary discussions of citizenship to consider participation in local and global geographies against a neoliberal backdrop that marginalizes those unable to, unwilling to, and excluded from competing in the free market. Contributors extend their deliberations back to formal school settings to reaffirm pedagogies that rediscover the reading of texts—broadly defined—in the world through multimodalities. In this sense, the text strives to be transdisciplinary, and is appropriate for use in multiple disciplines and fields of study.


Media Pedagogy Curriculum “Media Construction of Reality” Education in and out of school

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura M. Nicosia
    • 1
  • Rebecca A. Goldstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Montclair State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Montclair State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-017-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-722X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7238
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