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.
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.
William M. Reynolds, Georgia Southern University, USA
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