Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom

Katie Clinton (Contributor), Jenna McWilliams (Contributor), Ricardo Pitts-Wiley (Contributor), Henry Jenkins (Editor), Wyn Kelley (Editor)

P/B • 15.88 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm • 221 pages
ISBN 9780807754016

“In Reading in a Participatory Culture, Media Studies meets the Great White Whale in the English Classroom. This book is one of the most exciting and breathtaking works on English education ever written. At the same time it is must reading for anyone interested in digital media, digital culture, and learning in the 21st Century.” –James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University. “An inspirational approach to democratizing the cultural canon and restoring classrooms to expansive educational purposes grounded in a participatory ethos. It explains in clear, accessible, and practically informative terms the New Media Literacies philosophy of reading and writing to prepare today’s students for the world they must build–together, collaboratively–tomorrow. Reading in a Participatory Culture provides rich descriptions of experiences and perspectives of readers and writers, teachers, and learners who understand Moby-Dick as itself an instance of cultural remix and, in turn, a living creation to be remixed by all who take delight in it–especially those who can come to take delight in it by being introduced to it as part of their education.” – Colin Lankshear, Adjunct Professor, James Cook University, Australia.

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