Disinfecting Disney? Tackling the history of representation

The Disney Corporation is putting advisory messages about racial stereotyping on some of its historical films and TV shows. How should we deal with problematic representations from the past?

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Teaching Culture: The Missionary Position

The attempt to civilize the uncultured masses is coming back into style. I look back to the Leavisite approach to popular culture, and its place in the history of English teaching.

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‘Powerful knowledge’, Media Studies and technology

What are the problems with theories of ‘powerful knowledge’, and how might they apply to teaching about (and with) media and technology?

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Revisiting ‘Popular Culture and Personal Responsibility’

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Revisiting a key moment in the early history of media education in the UK, and its legacy in print..

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