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Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education

About the Series

Media literacy is now established by Unesco as a human right, and the field of media literacy education is both growing and diverse. The series speaks to two recurring concerns in this field: What difference does media make to literacy and how should education respond to this? Research and practice has aimed to protect against negative media messages and deconstruct ideology through critical thinking, developing media literacy through creative production and a social participatory approach which focuses on developing active citizens to play a constructive role in media democracy.

This series is dedicated to a more extensive exploration of the known territories of media literacy and education, while also seeking out ‘other’ cartographies. As such, it encompasses a diverse, international range of contexts that share a conceptual framework at the intersection of Cultural Studies / Critical Theories, (New) Social Literacies and Critical Pedagogy. The series is especially interested in how media literacy and education relates to feminism, critical race theory, social class, post-colonial and intersectional approaches and how these perspectives, political objectives and international contexts can ‘decenter’ the field of media literacy education.


The series editors are now seeking new proposals, with a particular interest in two areas of research: 

  • Geo-culturally situated media literacy and education research – in particular, from the Global South and areas hitherto under-represented in the field’s published outputs and so far not included in the series;  
  • New theoretical applications – work with connects particular theoretical approaches or movements to media literacy which have thus far not been included in the series.  


Please send initial expressions of interest in proposing a title for this series to [email protected] and [email protected]

Following this, authors / editors with proposals meeting the aims and scope for the series will be invited to submit full proposals to Routledge.

8 Series Titles

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Media Literacy and Media Education Research Methods A Handbook

Media Literacy and Media Education Research Methods: A Handbook

1st Edition


Edited By Pierre Fastrez, Normand Landry
October 13, 2023

This handbook interrogates the foundations of media literacy and media education research from a methodological standpoint. It provides a detailed, illustrated overview of key methods used in the study of media literacy and media education. It further reveals the diversity of this research field ...

Understanding Virtual Reality Challenging Perspectives for Media Literacy and Education

Understanding Virtual Reality: Challenging Perspectives for Media Literacy and Education

1st Edition

By Sarah Jones, Steve Dawkins, Julian McDougall
December 30, 2022

This book provides critical commentary on key issues around virtual reality, using media technology as a tool to challenge perspectives for learning and understanding cultural diversities. With a focus on empathy, embodiment and ethics, the book interrogates the use of immersive technologies for ...

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic

1st Edition

Edited By Yonty Friesem, Usha Raman, Igor Kanižaj, Grace Y. Choi
September 13, 2022

This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media pedagogies to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which often led to significant social, economic, and cultural hardships. Combining an innovative mix of traditional chapters, ...

Critical Race Media Literacy Themes and Strategies for Media Education

Critical Race Media Literacy: Themes and Strategies for Media Education

1st Edition

Edited By Jayne Cubbage
July 21, 2022

This volume offers deeper exploration and advancement of critical race media literacy, a concept which fuses the genres of media literacy and critical media literacy with critical race theory to bring a new and salient frame to the discussion of media literacy across all levels of education in ...

Ecomedia Literacy Integrating Ecology into Media Education

Ecomedia Literacy: Integrating Ecology into Media Education

1st Edition

By Antonio Lopez
November 30, 2020

This book offers a focused and practical guide to integrating the relationship between media and the environment—ecomedia—into media education. It enables media teachers to "green" their pedagogy by providing essential tools and approaches that can be applied in the classroom. Media are essential ...

The Uses of Media Literacy

The Uses of Media Literacy

1st Edition

By Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall, John Potter
March 18, 2020

Revisiting Richard Hoggart’s classic work The Uses of Literacy (1957), this book applies Hoggart’s framework to media literacy today, examining media literacy’s various uses, the tensions between them and what this means for people, communities and the contemporary configurations of social class. ...

New Journalisms Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy

New Journalisms: Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy

1st Edition

Edited By Karen Fowler-Watt, Stephen Jukes
July 30, 2019

In this current period of uncertainty and introspection in the media, New Journalisms not only focuses on new challenges facing journalism, but also seeks to capture a wide range of new practices that are being employed across a diversity of media. This edited collection explores how these new ...

Media Education in Latin America

Media Education in Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Julio-César Mateus, Pablo Andrada, Maria Teresa Quiroz
July 25, 2019

This book offers a systematic study of media education in Latin America. As spending on technological infrastructure in the region increases exponentially for educational purposes, and with national curriculums beginning to implement media related skills, this book makes a timely contribution to ...

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