Critical Media Literacies Series

The series critically investigates and informs the construction of youth identity and identity in general through the study of various forms of contemporary media. It will expand the notions of critical media literacy and its implications for multiple understandings of culture and youth. Since popular culture (including media texts) is one of the primary sites of education for our youth, and all of us, it is crucial for those scholars involved in critical media studies to discuss these issues in book form. The scope of books in this series will include scholarly investigations into the connections among the symbolic order, various forms of cultural artifacts and multiple critical readings of these artifacts within the context of critical/transformational media literacy. How do multiple interpretations of popular culture within conceptualizations of media enhance our understandings of education and how can critical pedagogy, in the Freirian sense, be expanded to develop a student’s critical consciousness of the texts (books, films, games, social media, etc.) that surround them in popular culture.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to Assistant Editor Evelien van der Veer or Series Editor William M. Reynolds.
Biographical Note
William M. Reynolds, Ed.D. (1986), University of Rochester, teaches at Georgia Southern University. He has authored, co-edited and co-authored several books, most recently Forgotten Places: Critical Studies in Rural Education (Peter Lang, 2017), Practicing Critical Pedagogy: The Influences of Joe L. Kincheloe (Springer, 2016), Expanding Curriculum Theory: Dis/positions and Lines of Flight 2nd edition (Routledge, 2016) and Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader (Peter Lang, 2014). He also serves as editor and co-editor for several book series, among which Critical Understanding in Education and Brill Guides to Scholarship in Education.
Editorial Board
Series Editor:
William M. Reynolds, Georgia Southern University, USA

Editorial Board:
Peter Appelbaum, Arcadia University, USA
Jennifer Beech, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, USA
Eleanor Blair, Western Carolina University, USA
Ana Cruz, St. Louis Community College, USA
Venus Evans-Winters, Illinois State University, USA
Julie C. Garlen, Georgia Southern University, USA
Nicholas Hartlep, Metropolitan State University, USA
Mark Helmsing, University of Wyoming, USA
Sherick Hughes, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA
Danielle Ligocki, Oakland University, USA
John Lupinacci, Washington State University, USA
Peter McLaren, Chapman University, USA
Yolanda Medina, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, USA
Brad Porfilio, Seattle University, USA
Jennifer Sandlin, Arizona State University, USA
Julie Webber, Illinois State University, USA
Handel Kashope Wright, The University of British Columbia, Canada
William Yousman, Sacred Heart University, USA
Readership
Educational researchers and their students
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