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Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination Case Studies of Creative Social Change

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ISBN-10: 1479869503

ISBN-13: 9781479869503

Edition: 2020

Authors: Henry Jenkins, Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, Sangita Shresthova

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How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change    One cannot change the world unless one can imagine what a better world might look like. Civic imagination is the capacity to conceptualize alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions; it also requires the ability to see oneself as a civic agent capable of making change, as a participant in a larger democratic culture.  Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination represents a call for greater clarity about what we're fighting for--not just what we're fighting against.   Across more than thirty examples from social movements around the world, this casebook proposes "civic…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2020
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2020
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Henry Jenkins is Provost's Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. He is the coeditor of From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games (MIT Press, 1998).

Gabriel Peters-Lazaro is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts where he researches, designs and produces digital media for innovative learning. His current research interests include civic imagination and hypercinemas. He is a practicing documentary filmmaker and his courses deal with critical media making and theory.

Sangita Shresthova is currently the Research Director of the Media Activism and Participatory Politics Project (MAPP) at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. She is a dancer and media artist who holds a PhD from the Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA. She earned an MSc degree from MIT's Comparative Media Studies program where she focused on Hindi film dance. Sangita's work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including the Other Festival (Chennai), the EBS International Documentary Festival (Seoul), and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). Her writing has appeared in academic…