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1st Edition

Media Literacy, Equity, and Justice

ISBN 9780367761257
Published July 20, 2022 by Routledge
312 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering a new and thought-provoking look at media literacy education, this book brings together a range of perspectives that address the past, present, and future of media literacy, equity and justice. Straddling media studies, literacy education, and social justice education, this book comes at a time when the media’s role as well as our media intake and perceptions are being disrupted. As a result, questions of censorship, free speech, accountability abound, and nuance is often lost. This book is an antidote to the challenges facing media literacy education: chapters offer a careful examination of important and hot topics, including AI, authenticity, representation, climate change, activism and more.

Addressing the continually evolving role of media and its impact on our society and shared knowledge base, the volume is organized around five themes: Misinformation and Disinformation; Media Representation; Civic Media, Politics and Policy; Eco Media Literacy; Education and Equity, Ethical Quandaries and Ideologies; and Emerging Technologies. Ideal for courses on media literacy and new literacies, this book furthers the conversation on the ways literacy and social justice are connected to educational communities in local and global contexts.

Table of Contents


Jad Melki



Chapter 1: Shaping Dialogue Amid Broken Conversations

Belinha S. De Abreu

Part I: Truth, Trust, Fact & Fiction—What information?

Chapter 2: Couches, kitchens and conspiracy: Lifestyle marketing in the midst of a crisis

Michael Hoechsmann, and iowyth hezel ulthiin

Chapter 3: Facts, opinions and news: how the infodemic revealed the need for Media & News Literacy Pedagogy

Katerina Chryssanthopoulou

Chapter 4: How social media has transformed Social Justice in an "enemy" of Brazilian People?

Isly Viana

Chapter 5: ICT and Media Education Curriculum for Teachers in the Post-Truth Era

Alfonso Gutiérrez-Martín & Alba Torrego-González

Part II. Media Representation/Misrepresentation

Chapter 6: Representation in Imagery and Language

Jimmeka Anderson and Deneen Dixon-Payne

Chapter 7: In a Time of Crisis who can we Trust: A Call to Action from the Margins

Angela Cooke-Jackson

Chapter 8: The Impact of Media Exclusion: Analysing the Representation of Young Australians in The News

Tanya Notley and Michael Dezuanni

Chapter 9: Hollywood & Hope: Looking at Social Justice and Human Rights through a Critical Media Lens

Rose Pacatte and Bonnie Abaunza

Part III. Civic Media, Politics, and Policy

Chapter 10: Media education and citizenship in neoliberal times

David Buckingham

Chapter 11: Media Literacy and Social Justice: Connections, Fissures, and the Future

Spencer Brayton and Natasha Casey

Chapter 12: Media Literacy, Values, and Drivers of Youth Civic Engagement

Roman Gerodimos

Chapter 13: Media Literacy as Civic Discourse: A Framework for Inquisitive "Listening" and Authentic "Speaking" in a Digital Space

Meredith Baldi & Prescott Seraydarian

Part IV. Eco Media Literacy- Climate, Public & Digital Spaces and Places

Chapter 14: Ecomedia Literacy: Decolonizing Media and the Climate Emergency

Antonio López

Chapter 15: Media Literacy Goes Outside: A Case for Speculative Realism & Environmental Justice in the Media Arts Classroom

Benjamin Thevenin

Chapter 16: Interrogating Power & Transforming Education with Critical Media Literacy

Jeff Share

Chapter 17: Equity through Expression: Media Literacy, Creativity, and Arts-based Pedagogy

Theresa Redmond, Tempestt Adams, and Peaches Hash

Part V: Education and Equity

Chapter 18: Media Environments: A Dynamic Model of Media Literacy, Activism, and Change

Katherine G. Fry

Chapter 19: Talking Back: Media, Archival Pedagogy, and Podcasting

Donna Alvermann

Chapter 20: Equity in K-12 Education in the age of COVID-19: Comparing Five European Countries

Vitor Tomé, Divina Frau-Meigs, Igor Kanizaj, Marika Sikharulidze, and Oksana Pasichnyk

Chapter 21: Health, Science, and Reliability—A Classroom Perspective

Joanna Marshall

Chapter 22: Making, feeling and moving among media: a pupil's right

Michelle Cannon

Part VI: Ethical Quandaries: Ideologies

Chapter 23: Surveillance and the edtech imaginary via the mundane stuff of schooling

Michelle Ciccone

Chapter 24: The Constitutional Right to Lie and the Moral Duty to tell the Truth

João Marecos and Francisco de Abreu Duarte

Chapter 25: The Ethics of the New Wave of Censorship: A Media Literacy Perspective

Nancy Usselmann

Chapter 26: Social Media: the new ethical court

Taciane Batista

Part VII: Emerging Technologies: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Future Considerations

Chapter 27: Virtual Reality and the "Empathy Machine": Immersive Media Literacy and Social Justice Activism

Candace Parrish, Shanshan Wang, and James Castonguay

Chapter 28: Chapter Whose Justice? – Media Literacy for Handling Internet Media Trial

Alice Y. L. Lee

Chapter 29: Algorithmic Social Justice through Participatory Action Research: Media Binds or Blinds?

Melda N. Yildiz

Chapter 30: Reconceptualizing Media Literacy for the Mid-21st Century: A Vision of Media and Society 2022-2040

Renee Cherow-O’Leary

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Belinha S. De Abreu is an International Media Literacy Educator and Professor at Sacred Heart University, USA.