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Transgressions

Popular Culture as Pedagogy

Research in the Field of Adult Education

Editors: Jubas, Kaela, Taber, Nancy, Brown, Tony (Eds.)

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  • The book is of  interest to instructors, students, and researchers in adult education, cultural studies, women’s/gender studies, and cultural sociology
  • This book moves beyond conceptual explorations to present research into popular culture as a vital source of adult learning
  • It provides compelling evidence for arguments made about the complexity, politics, and multidimensionality of cultural consumption and adult learning
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"Grounded in the field of adult education, this international compilation offers a range of critical perspectives on popular culture as a form of pedagogy. Its fundamental premise is that adults learn in multiple ways, including through their consumption of fiction. As scholars have asserted for decades, people are not passive consumers of media; rather, we (re)make our own meanings as we accept, resist, and challenge cultural representations. 
At a time when attention often turns to new media, the contributors to this collection continue to find “old” forms of popular culture important and worthy of study. Television and movies – the emphases in this book – reflect aspects of consumers’ lives, and can be powerful vehicles for helping adults see, experience, and inhabit the world in new and different ways. 
This volume moves beyond conceptually oriented scholarship, taking a decidedly research-oriented focus. It offers examples of textual and discursive analyses of television shows and films that portray varied contexts of adult learning, and suggests how participants can be brought into adult education research in this area. In so doing, it provides compelling evidence about the complexity, politics, and multidimensionality of adult teaching and learning. 
Using a range of television shows and movies as exemplars, chapters relate popular culture to globalization, identity, health and health care, and education. The book will be of great use to instructors, students, and researchers located in adult education, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, cultural sociology, and other fields who are looking for innovative ways to explore social life as experienced and imagined."

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Popular Culture as Pedagogy
Book Subtitle
Research in the Field of Adult Education
Editors
  • Kaela Jubas
  • Nancy Taber
  • Tony Brown
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
95
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-274-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-274-5
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 160
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