Thursday, September 10, 2020

Handbook of Media Education Research

Just published is The Handbook of Media Education Research, edited by by Divina Frau-Meigs, Sirkku Kotilainen, Manisha Pathak-Shelat, Michael Hoechsmann and Stuart R. Poyntz. It is a substantial book, which reviews a wide range of research in this field and addresses key issues e.g. how to develop people's media literacy, media engagement of marginalised groups, and the impact of algorithms. There are three main sections: Global youth culture; Pedagogies & practices; Histories; Institutions and Policy Developments; and Critical Citizenship and Futures. On the publisher's website you get 3 extracts: the contents list; the index; and a short chapter "Micro‐Celebrity Communities, and Media Education Understanding Fan Practices on YouTube and Wattpad" (Dezuanni).
- Frau-Meigs et al. (Eds) (2020). The Handbook of Media Education Research. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN-13: 978-1119166870 (hardback) (also available as an ebook). The only problem with this book is its huge price, even for the ebook version ("starting at just £144.99" it says on the publisher's site), though you can get it a little cheaper elsewhere, so you will have to encourage your library to buy it. Perhaps it is mean to highlight this (expensiveness is common to many academic books, I know), but it was the "just £144.99" that got me.
The publisher's entry is here:
Photo by Sheila Webber: washing produce from the Farmers Market, 30 August 2020

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