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Edited by Ann Watts Pailliotet and Peter B. Mosenthal

Information about issues and procedures for media or visual literacy is currently widely dispersed. This title advances current scholarship by transcending traditional research boundaries and combining a number of different backgrounds, such as cultural studies, reading, computers and technology, sociology, textual criticism. It supports an interdisciplinary curriculum; in depth reviews of how media and visual literacy support and extend current print literacy theories and practices; it provides explicit examples of research methodologies and accounts of implementation procedures and policies in schools and colleges. This work focuses on a wide spectrum of media like film, television, children's picture books, computers and newspapers. The contributing authors, who read as a who is who in media literacy come from diverse disciplines, locations, and backgrounds, employ varied lenses and formats to provide broad, innovative definitions of literacy.


Peter Bray and and Marta Rzepecka

media, health, interpersonal, and mass communication, and media literacy, political, and small group communication. 12 As to the origins of peace and conflict research within communication scholarship, they can be traced back to the mid-1950s when peace and conflict studies developed into an academic

Marcel Danesi

participating in various virtual communities. Transmedia navigation : This entails knowing how to follow the flow of ideas, events, and information across multiple media sites. Judgment : This means developing media literacy, or the ability to discern what is useful information or not—a discernment that may be