The Medium and the Message

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The Medium and the Message

  1. 1. The Medium and the Message: How Cultural Studies Can Improve Information Literacy Instruction LILAC Conference Manchester, England 27 March 2013 Jessica Critten First Year Programs Librarian University of West Georgia
  2. 2. Cultural Studies
  3. 3. Media Literacy
  4. 4. Information Literacy
  5. 5. How does the media affect us?
  6. 6. Representation& Ideology& Rhetoric& Hegemony
  7. 7. The media is persuasive Rhetoric
  8. 8. Media representation is tied to power. Hegemony
  9. 9. The media influences our values and beliefs. Ideology
  10. 10. The media constructs meaning. Representation
  11. 11. We don't just consume media, we create it. Empowerment
  12. 12. Questions? Jessica Critten First Year Programs Librarian University of West Georgia jcritten@westga.edu Feel free to email for examples of instructional materials.
  13. 13. References and further reading -Althusser, L. (1970), "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses" in Lenin and Philosophy and other Essays, translated by Ben Brewster -Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from the Prison Books. Lawrence and Wishart: 1982. -Hall, S. (1997). Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. -hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom. New York: Routledge. -Kellner, D., & Share, J. (2007). "Critical Media Literacy Is Not an Option." Learning Inquiry, 1(1), 59-69 -Rodesiler, L (2010). "Empowering Students Through Critical Media Literacy: This Means War." Clearing House, 83 (5)

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