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Critical Studies of Education
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Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture

Remixing Theoretical Influencers

Editors: Barnes, Naomi, Bedford, Alison (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates how pop culture examples can be used to demystify complex social theory
  • Shows how individual theorists intersect and overlap with other theorists
  • Highlights how key components of theory can be applied and understood
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This book demonstrates how pop culture examples can be used to demystify complex social theory. It provides tangible, metaphorical examples that shows how it is possible to "do philosophy" rather than subscribe to a theorist by showing that each theorist intersects and overlaps with others. 

The book is embedded in the literary theory that tapping into background knowledge is a key step in helping people engage with new and difficult texts. It also acknowledges the important role of popular culture in developing comprehension. 

Using a choose your own adventure structure, this book not only shows students of social theory how various theories can be applied but also reveals the multitude of possible pathways  theory provides for comprehending society.  


About the authors

Naomi Barnes is a Lecturer in Literacy at Queensland University of technology. Her research is in digital rhetoric the relationships humans have with each other on online, particularly in social media. She uses the socio-cultural theories and philosophical traditions which help us better understand how technology has changed the way we communicate. Naomi has published academic papers that use cyborgs, chthonic monsters and Frankenstein for theory building.

With a background in secondary English and History education, Alison Bedford was awarded her doctorate in English Literature in 2019 and now works both in the secondary and tertiary sectors. Alison’s thesis applied Foucault’s theory of ‘founders of discursivity’ to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to argue that Shelley established the moral space that the genre of science fiction now occupies. Her research interests include science fiction as a genre and its social function; secondary History curriculum and pedagogy, and popular culture.

 

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eBook £71.50
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  • Due: September 10, 2021
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Hardcover £89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-77010-5
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture
Book Subtitle
Remixing Theoretical Influencers
Editors
  • Naomi Barnes
  • Alison Bedford
Series Title
Critical Studies of Education
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-77011-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-77010-5
Series ISSN
2543-0467
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 210
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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