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Media Literacy and Semiotics

Media Literacy and Semiotics Author E. Gaines
ISBN-10 9780230115514
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 181
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Media Literacy and Semiotics provides helpful tools to help readers think critically about the meaning of the media images they are exposed to on a daily basis. In this comprehensive book, a basic model of semiotic logic is applied to a variety of media studies to promote critical thinking and media literacy. Elliot Gaines systematically analyzes the hidden meanings in mass-mediated products and texts, and shows how basic meaning structures underlie everything from The Daily Show to television documentaries to infotainment.



Transmediation in the Classroom

Transmediation in the Classroom Author Ladislaus Semali
ISBN-10 0820451991
Release 2002
Pages 168
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Annotation Semali (education, Penn State U.) provides an introduction to 11 contributions on various ways of understanding how transmediation-- the translation and manipulation of sign systems and symbols, moving from one type of "language" to another--can be a framework for teaching and learning in the language arts. Such ideas are a challenge to conventional language teaching methods and to current emphasis on testing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)



The Semiotics of Emoji

The Semiotics of Emoji Author Marcel Danesi
ISBN-10 9781474282000
Release 2016-11-17
Pages 192
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Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's still-controversial role as lingua mundi for the web, these icons have emerged as a compensatory universal language. The Semiotics of Emoji looks at what is officially the world's fastest-growing form of communication. Emoji, the colourful symbols and glyphs that represent everything from frowning disapproval to red-faced shame, are fast becoming embedded into digital communication. Controlled by a centralized body and regulated across the web, emoji seems to be a language: but is it? The rapid adoption of emoji in such a short span of time makes it a rich study in exploring the functions of language. Professor Marcel Danesi, an internationally-known expert in semiotics, branding and communication, answers the pertinent questions. Are emoji making us dumber? Can they ultimately replace language? Will people grow up emoji literate as well as digitally native? Can there be such a thing as a Universal Visual Language? Read this book for the answers.



Popular Culture New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood

Popular Culture  New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood Author Jackie Marsh
ISBN-10 0415335736
Release 2005
Pages 245
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This book offers a range of perspectives on children's multimodal experiences, providing a ground-breaking account of the ways in which children engage with popular culture, media and digital literacy practices from their earliest years. Many young children have extensive experience of film, television, printed media, computer games, mobile phones and the Internet from birth, yet their reaction to media texts is rarely acknowledged in the national curricula of any country. This seminal text focuses on children from birth to eight years, addressing issues such as: * media and identity construction * media literacy practices in the home * the changing nature of literacy in technologically advanced societies * The place of popular and media texts in children's lives and the use of such texts in the curriculum. By exploring children's engagement with popular culture, media and digital texts in the home, community and early years settings, the contributors look at empirical studies from around the world, and draw out vital new theoretical issues relating to children's emergent techno-literacy practices. With an unmatchable team of international experts evaluating topics from text-messaging to the Teletubbies, this book is a long-overdue, fascinating and illuminating read for policy-makers, educational researchers and practitioners, and crosses over to appeal to those in the linguistics field.



Media Literacy in Schools

Media Literacy in Schools Author Andrew Burn
ISBN-10 9781848604742
Release 2007-05-22
Pages 208
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Includes CD-Rom 'Intriguing and timely...I whole heartedly recommend this text to teacher educators and their trainees, certainly across English and the Arts, but arguably to all engaged in considering critical pedagogy across the curriculum' - ESCalate `This is a very timely book, firmly rooted in authentic, albeit visionary, classroom practice, that has much to offer to teachers of all subjects, but should be particularly welcomed by English and media colleagues' - English Drama Media `Heaving with ideas...outstanding lesson ideas and inspiring work from students' - The Secondary English Magazine `I really enjoyed working my way through this book...The book is accompanied by a DVD organised into chapters which correspond to those in the book, and it was great to see the ideas and schemes referred to in the text come alive. The schemes have been included which makes it even easier to adapt the work to fit the technology and resources available in your own school..All teachers of media would benefit from browsing this book' - Learning & Teaching Update This book is for secondary English, Media, and ICT teachers who want to develop practical media work and media literacy across the curriculum. It is ideal for secondary English and media teachers and curriculum leaders in secondary schools, as well as ICT teachers and co-ordinators, PCGE English/Media students, and researchers working on media, English and ICT projects. A range of case studies are presented which show how digital media work, from video editing to computer game authoring, can be developed in schools, drawing on children's own cultural knowledge. It also shows the benefits of such projects in terms of learning outcomes and increased self-esteem for a range of learners. The book comes with a CD-Rom of children's work from the various case study projects, exhibiting the high standard of moving image work, animations and computer games that can be produced with the help of this text. With an integrated approach drawing together practice, theory and research, the book will help teachers to plan for and develop their own media projects in school. It offers advice on integrating media work across the curriculum (in English and media classes as well as in ICT and citizenship), and presents a model of progression which shows how learning can develop from the first years of secondary school through to GCSE level. In line with current government initiatives to open up curriculum boundaries, the book shows how to plan for longer periods of time for these projects.



The Texture of Culture

The Texture of Culture Author A. Semenenko
ISBN-10 9781137008541
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 177
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In this introduction to the semiotic theory of one of the most innovative theorists of the twentieth century, the Russian literary scholar and semiotician Yuri Lotman, offers a new look at Lotman's profound legacy by conceptualizing his ideas in modern context and presenting them as a useful tool of cultural analysis.



Popular Culture in the Classroom

Popular Culture in the Classroom Author Donna E. Alvermann
ISBN-10 9781135853099
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 168
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This book is written for teachers, researchers, and theorists who have grown up in a world radically different from that of the students they teach and study. It considers the possibilities involved in teaching critical media literacy using popular culture, and explore what such teaching might look like in your classroom. Published by International Reading Association



Messages Signs and Meanings

Messages  Signs  and Meanings Author Marcel Danesi
ISBN-10 1551302500
Release 2004
Pages 393
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Messages, Signs, and Meanings can be used directly in introductory courses in semiotics, communications, media, or culture studies. Additionally, it can be used as a complementary or supplementary text in courses dealing with cognate areas of investigation (psychology, mythology, education, literary studies, anthropology, linguistics). The text builds upon what readers already know intuitively about signs, and then leads them to think critically about the world in which they live - a world saturated with images of all kinds that a basic knowledge of semiotics can help filter and deconstruct. The text also provides opportunities for readers to do "hands-on" semiotics through the exercises and questions for discussion that accompany each chapter. Biographical sketches of the major figures in the field are also included, as is a convenient glossary of technical terms. The overall plan of the book is to illustrate how message-making and meaning-making can be studied from the specific vantage point of the discipline of semiotics. This third edition also includes updated discussions of information technology throughout, focusing especially on how meanings are now negotiated through such channels as websites, chat rooms, and instant messages.



Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Author Gary L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781452265650
Release 2007-04-13
Pages 1832
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The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.



Signs of Aliens

Signs of Aliens Author Daniel Bernardi
ISBN-10 0558258395
Release 2009
Pages 301
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Signs of Aliens has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Signs of Aliens also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Signs of Aliens book for free.



Discovering Media Literacy

Discovering Media Literacy Author Renee Hobbs
ISBN-10 9781452205632
Release 2013-07-30
Pages 241
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This is a book about literacy in the broadest and most inclusive sense of the word, a book about helping our students acquire the key competencies they need if they are to be effective communicators in today's increasingly digital and media-saturated world. The founders of the "Powerful Voices for Kids" program offer: ideas for promoting digital and media literacy through a variety of technology tools; strategies for activating critical-thinking skills when viewing symbolic forms; and staff development models you can use to set up your own digital and media literacy initiative.



Teacher Education for Critical Consumption of Mass Media and Popular Culture

Teacher Education for Critical Consumption of Mass Media and Popular Culture Author Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish
ISBN-10 0415949998
Release 2005
Pages 149
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This study develops a baseline of knowledge to encourage the inclusion of media literacy education in teacher education.



The Signs of James Bond

The Signs of James Bond Author Daniel Ferreras Savoye
ISBN-10 9780786470563
Release 2013-02-13
Pages 208
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"This study reveals how the James Bond universe creates different poles of attention (narrative authority) by fusing different narrative domains (semiotic codes) that work in harmony to compose an entire narrative universe that goes beyond a mere spy adventure to become a genre in itself as well as a cultural reference"--Provided by publisher.



Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age Author Yildiz, Melda N.
ISBN-10 9781466696686
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 532
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With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students. The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.



Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse

Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse Author Emilia Djonov
ISBN-10 9781136249020
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 272
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Studies of multimodality have significantly advanced our understanding of the potential of different semiotic resources—verbal, visual, aural, and kinetic—to make meaning and allow people to achieve various social purposes such as persuading, entertaining, and explaining. Yet little is known about the role that individual nonverbal resources and their interaction with language and with each other play in concealing and supporting, or drawing attention to and subverting, social boundaries and inequality, political or commercial agendas. This volume brings together contributions by rominent and emerging scholars that address this gap through the critical analysis of multimodality in popular culture texts and semiotic practices. It connects multimodal analysis to critical discourse analysis, demonstrating the value of different approaches to multimodality for building a better understanding of critical issues of central interest to discourse analysis, semiotics, applied linguistics, education, cultural and media studies.



Semiotics of Exile in Contemporary Chinese Film

Semiotics of Exile in Contemporary Chinese Film Author H. Zeng
ISBN-10 9781137031631
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 177
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Drawing on a variety of film semiotic theories, this book sheds light on works by mainland Chinese directors, Hong Kong New Wave directors, Taiwan New Cinema directors, and overseas Chinese directors. Zeng examines the cultural/historical implications of exile through the detailed analysis of film language and theoretical exploration.



Popular Culture

Popular Culture Author Marcel Danesi
ISBN-10 9781538107447
Release 2018-07-12
Pages 394
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The fourth edition of Popular Culture: Introductory Perspectives features a fully updated text with new material on celebrity in the digital age and our human desire for meaning. The most accessible text on the market, this new edition expands the illustration program and adds a suite of teaching ancillaries.