Cover

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Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xii

The moment I first fell in love with art making is a blur. A hobby that started out with a mediocre piece of drawing in my preteens turned into a serious study of photography and an appreciation for art-making processes. I did not know where photography would take me eventually. ...

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Introduction: Youth Media Matters

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pp. 1-16

Hues of blue and gray emanated from the screen. The room was dim. Three teens were watching a video while they hovered around a computer station, two standing up and one sitting on a chair. I couldn’t quite make out the video from the opposite side of the room as I had just walked in from chatting with a colleague in the hallway. ...

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1. Assemblage in Content Area Classrooms

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pp. 17-44

It was spring in East Oakland, California. The annual Digital Storytelling Contest’s theme had just been announced—Coming to California—and a mounting stir accumulated between Rooms 107 and 108, the ninth-grade social studies and English classrooms. Over the course of two months, the stir filled the hallways of the building ...

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2. Critical Solidarity in Literary and Media Arts

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pp. 45-70

Opening night of the Women of Color Film Festival at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. It was a little breezy and the sun was setting behind some eucalyptus trees. My heart was racing. As I walked across the university campus and approached the building, I became more anxious as I thought about what audience members might be asking at the conclusion of the screening. ...

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3. Place-Making in Career and Technical Education

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pp. 71-102

The sun was beaming through cirrus clouds. It was eighty degrees in St. Louis, Missouri. It had rained the night before, keeping the humidity level low. The eight fountains in the Grand Basin spouted synchronously. I was on Art Hill in Forest Park contemplating a conversation I had had with a teacher about students and person–environment relations in education. ...

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4. Centrality of Pedagogy in the College Classroom

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pp. 103-128

The semester began a bit on the rough side. I was slated to teach a course with a focus on new media literacies and yet it took three different classrooms to find the right one. My students and I shuffled every week for three weeks before we could decide which space would be conducive to the kinds of activities described on the syllabus. ...

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5. Translocal Possibilities and the Politics of Media Making

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pp. 129-154

“Have you seen the video? Have you seen it?” I blurted out from across the lobby of the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. “It’s been blowing up on social media!” Before I could say anything else, Tyrone Howard smiled and said, “Yes, that was done by one of my students.” I chuckled, having forgotten how small the world is. ...

Appendixes

A. Analyzing Media Texts

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pp. 155-156

B. Gathering Empirical Material: Methods and Analysis

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pp. 157-158

C. Student Information Sheet

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pp. 159-162

Notes

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pp. 163-166

Bibliography

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pp. 167-180

Index

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pp. 181-186

About the Author

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