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Questioning Assumptions and Exploring Realities
Edited By Heather M. Pleasants and Dana E. Salter
Within community-based digital literacies work, a fundamental question remains unanswered: Where are the stories and reflections of the researchers, scholars, and community workers themselves? We have learned much about contexts, discourses, and the multimodal nature of meaning making in literacy and digital media experiences. However, we have learned very little about those who initiate, facilitate, and direct these community-based multiliteracies and digital media projects. In Community-Based Multiliteracies & Digital Media Projects: Questioning Assumptions and Exploring Realities, contributors discuss exemplary work in the field of community-based digital literacies, while providing an insightful and critical perspective on how we begin to write ourselves into the stories of our work. In doing so, the book makes a powerful contribution to digital literacies praxis and pedagogy – within and outside of community-based contexts.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 258 pp., num. ill.
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- About the editors
- About the book
- Advance praise for Community-Based Multiliteracies and Digital Media Projects
- This eBook can be cited
- Table of Contents
- Foreword: The Complicated Work of “Making the Familiar Strange” in Community-Based Literacies Research and Practice
- Thinking through Community
- Considering Geopolitical Discourses and Community-Based Multiliteracies and Digital Media Projects
- Tensions and Challenges in Community-Based Multiliteracies and Digital Media Work
- Overview of the Book
- Conclusion: Questioning Assumptions and Exploring Realities
- Responsibility to the Story; Responsibility to the Storyteller
- Case Study Number One: Consent and Its Limitations: Digital Storytelling with Foster Youth
- Case Study Number Two: The Right to Privacy versus the Right to Know: Supporting Storytellers in Making Choices about Representation
- Case Study Number Three—From Ethical Facilitation to Ethical Story Sharing: Digital Storytelling with Sonke Gender Justice
- Digital Storyteller’s Bill of Rights, Silence Speaks
- Status Matters
- Competing Agendas
- Thinking Structurally
- Patient Voices
- Breaking Down Barriers: What We Do and How We Do It
- Exploring Identities or Patients Are People Too
- No Longer Suffering in Silence
- Sharing Experiences: A Transformative Act?
- Passing Dragons
- Safety Within and Without
- Building Relationships, Embracing Identities
- What Have We Learned?
- The Allied Media Project’s Network Principles
- The Living Document: By Diana J Nucera
- Who We Are and How We Came to Be
- Challenge One: Grand Theft Rez?
- Interlude: The Mechanics
- Challenge Two: Anybody Wanna Dance?
- Challenge Three: You Wanna Do What with Doda’s Stories?
- Future Work
- Creating My Dream Job
- Learning by Doing
- A Collaborative Public History
- How the Experiments Played Out
- Lessons Learned
- Unresolved Dilemmas
- The Way Forward
- Intergenerational Inquiry as a Means of Learning from Teaching
- The Teaching to Learn Project
- The Limitations and Potentials of Reading in School
- “What teens are actually like”: Unlearning Assumptions about Adolescents
- “Where I’m From”: Critical Investigations of Identity
- Implications: Teaching to Learn
- Case Study: Finding Voice Project Work, 2007–2008
- Permeable Boundaries: Balancing Acts, Tensions, and Co-construction in the Finding Voice Project—A Dialogue
- “Do you think you’re a smart kid? Yes, I’m a smart kid...”
- “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats:” Building Effective Collaborations Around the Beyond the Bricks Film
- Listening to the Boys Themselves: Challenges of Building a Program that Supports Black Males Where They Are
- Blurring the Lines between Beyond the Bricks and the Beyond the Bricks Non-Profit to Add the Stories
- Funding the Cause: The Challenges of Obtaining Consistent Funding for This Emerging Work
- Conclusion: Moving Onward
- The Salt of Life—Contexts of Struggle in Ada’s Songor Lagoon
- Joining the Literacies Discussions—Contributions from Ada
- Synergies Across Projects
- Getting Here
- A Note on Our Methodology: Identities and Roles within Community-Based Work
- Contributing Knowledge and Next Steps
- List of Contributors
- Series index
Part 4: Pedagogies and Knowledge Construction
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