1st Edition

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media Pedagogy, Publics, Practice

Edited By Lauren S. Berliner, Ron Krabill Copyright 2019
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

    110 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media is an edited collection that brings together feminist theory and participatory media pedagogy. It asks what, if anything, is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact feminist futures? And finally, what reimagined feminist pedagogies are opened up (or closed down) by participatory media across various platforms, spaces, scales, and practices?

    Each chapter looks at a specific example where the author(s) have used participatory media to integrate technology and feminist praxis in production and teaching. The case studies originate from sites as varied as community organizations to large scale collaborations between universities, public media, and social movements. They offer insights into the continuities and disjunctures which stem from the adoption of and adaption to participatory media technologies.

    In complicating and dismantling perceptions of participatory media as inherently liberatory, Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media curbs the excesses of such claims and highlights those pedagogical methods and processes that do hold liberatory potential. This collection thus provides a roadmap toward (re)imagining feminist futures, while grounding that journey in the histories, practices, and past insights of feminism and media studies.

    Introduction. We Have the Tools We’ve Been Waiting For: Centering Feminist Media Pedagogies in a Time of Uncertainty; Chapter 1. Intervening in Wikipedia: Feminist Inquiries and Opportunities Chapter 2. Is a Feminist Lens Enough? The challenges of going mobile in an intersectional world; Chapter 3. Feminist perspectives and mobile culture(s): Power and participation in girls’ digital video making communities; Chapter 4. Pop-Up Public: Participatory Design for Civic Storytelling; Chapter 5. Teaching Across Difference through Critical Media Production; Chapter 6. Immediacy, Hypermediacy and the College Campus: Using Augmented Reality for Social Critique; Chapter 7. On feminist collaboration, digital media, and affect


    Lauren S. Berliner is Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Bothell, USA where she teaches Media & Communication and Cultural Studies. She is the author of Producing Queer Youth: The Paradox of Digital Media Empowerment (2018) and a co-curator of The Festival of (In)Appropriation. Ron Krabill is Associate Professor at the University of Washington Bothell, USA where he teaches across Cultural Studies, Media Studies, and African Studies.? He is the author of?Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid?(2010) and a recipient of the University of Washington Distinguished Teacher Award.