Kellner Douglas

Kellner Douglas
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA · Department of Education

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This is the theoretical framework for Critical Media Literacy that Kellner and Share (2019) describe in their new book: The Critical Media Literacy Guide: Engaging Media and Transforming Education, published by Brill/Sense Publishers. The framework is based off the work by many educators, researchers, and theorists working in the field of cultural...
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This entry explores the need for a critical examination of class in media representations and the use of critical media literacy as a tool to analyze and create alternative representations about class. Since critiques of socioeconomic structures and systems in the United States are so rarely explored in commercial US media, while media often celebr...
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This entry explores the need for critical awareness about media as an essential literacy skill for the 21st century. It discusses the development of media education from cultural studies to current pedagogical approaches. Using a critical media literacy (CML) framework, educators are encouraged to apply a sociological lens to reading and writing th...
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Over half the world's population is now online, interconnected through a globally-networked media and consumer society. The convergence of information, media, and technology has created the predominant ecosystem of our time. Yet, most educational institutions are still teaching what and how they have for centuries, and are thus increasingly out-of-...
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This chapter provides a theoretical framework of critical media literacy (CML) pedagogy and examples of practical implementation in K-12 and teacher education. It begins with a brief discussion of literature indicating the need for educators to use a critical approach to media. The historical trajectory of CML and key concepts are then reviewed. Fo...
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FREE DOWNLOAD of the full book and individual chapters are available AT: https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book30/ |.................................................| After President Trump’s election, BREXIT and the widespread rise of far-Right political parties, much public discussion has intensely focused on populism and a...
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In this chapter, the author argues that school shooters, and other gun killers, share male rage and attempt to resolve a crisis of masculinities through violent behavior, exhibit a fetishism of guns or weapons, and engage in gun violence orchestrated as media spectacle. The combination of male rage and crisis, mental health issues, and obsession wi...
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Donald Trump is probably the biggest liar in the history of the modern US presidency. He tells repeated Big Lies despite empirical evidence and well-documented media reports contracting his lies. When confronted with contrary evidence, Trump and his handlers dismiss any critical claims about Trump as “fake news” and “alternative facts”. Echoing Cha...
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The election of Donald Trump can be partially understood in the context of the rise of authoritarian populist, nationalist, and anti-globalist movements throughout the world. Unlike previous American presidents in the modern era, however, Donald Trump had no previous political experience and emerged from media culture and the business world, rather...
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From the 1990s through the present, Andrew Feenberg has systematically developed a critical theory of technology that charts the development and increasing importance of technology in all facets of our lives and that develops a critical theory that articulates how technologies can serve as instruments or domination or emancipation and democratizati...
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Critical Media Literacy framework with inclusion of environmental justice and sustainability in concept #6.
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This chapter provides a theoretical framework of critical media literacy (CML) pedagogy and examples of practical implementation in K-12 and teacher education. It begins with a brief discussion of literature indicating the need for educators to use a critical approach to media. The historical trajectory of CML and key concepts are then reviewed. Fo...
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This chapter provides a theoretical framework of critical media literacy (CML) pedagogy and examples of practical implementation in K-12 and teacher education. It begins with a brief discussion of literature indicating the need for educators to use a critical approach to media. The historical trajectory of CML and key concepts are then reviewed. Fo...
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Muito tem sido escrito sobre o conceito de "literacia tecnológica". Este artigo começa com uma breve análise dos significados que "tecnologia" e "literacia" receberam, no sentido de procurar entender a qual tipo de conhecimento e habilidades que a "tecnoliteracia" se refere. Richard Kahn e Douglas Kellner resumem as amplas trajetórias de desenvolvi...
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Celebrities are mass idols, venerated and celebrated by the media. In the contemporary era of media politics, the role of image and media spectacle has played an always expanding significant role in presidential politics and other domains of society. This chapter suggests some of the ways that the logic of the spectacle promoted the candidacy of Ba...
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In den letzten zehn Jahren hat Zygmunt Bauman eine Reihe von Büchern veröffentlicht, die den postmodernen Wandel in Gesellschaft, Theorie, Kultur Ethik und Politik skizzieren. Die Veränderungen in der gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft und Kultur, so Bauman, benötigen neue Modelle des Denkens, der Moral und der Politk, um angemessen auf die neuen sozialen...
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Jürgen Habermas’s The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1989b; 1962) is an immensely rich and influential book that has had a major impact in a variety of disciplines. It has also received detailed critique and generated extremely productive discussions of liberal democracy, civil society, public life, social changes in the twentieth...
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There are many causes to the explosion of events such as the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres and subsequent school shootings. Complex historical events such as the Virginia Tech, Columbine, and other school shootings, require a multiperspectivist vision to interpret key factors that constitute the constellation from which events can be interp...
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I argue that 2011 witnessed a series of challenges to neoliberalism on a global scale perhaps not seen since the political upheavals of 1968, and that media spectacle provided the form of a series of global insurgences from the North African Arab Uprisings to the Occupy movements. Crises of neoliberalism also generated movements in Italy, Spain, Gr...
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In this chapter, the authors interrogate the sports spectacle from a global perspective. They first discuss the sports spectacle in national basketball association (NBA) basketball during the Michael Jordan era. Then the authors briefly engage the 2006 World Cup as a global media spectacle. The chapter centers on an in-depth study of the 2008 Beiji...
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In studies of the spectacle of terror in Norway and the UK riots in summer 2011, I highlight the roles of media spectacle and crises of masculinity in these eruptions of social violence, although I suggest multicausal explanation and do not wish to offer reductive analyses. The study breaks with a tendency of US and other Western media that associa...
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In the contemporary era of media politics, the role of image and media spectacle has played an increasingly important role in presidential politics and other domains of society. As corporate journalism became increasingly tabloidized, the line between news and information and entertainment blurred and politics became a form of entertainment and spe...
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I’d like to get a sense of your intellectual formation and your encounters with the Frankfurt School and postmodernism in particular.
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Filósofo, teórico social e ativista político, Herbert Marcuse ganhou renome internacional durante os anos 60 como teórico das principais transformações das estruturas de produção social e de reprodução assim como das formas emergentes de resistência à dominação e repressão. Sua teoria da sociedade unidimensional nos proporciona uma perspectiva crít...
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A main goal of critical pedagogy is to facilitate simultaneously individual development and social transformation for a more egalitarian and just society. As opposed to the reproductive role of education, critical pedagogy strives for the "action of dialogical Subjects upon reality in order to transform it…. (by) posing reality as a problem" (Freir...
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Presidential campaigns in the U.S., but also globally, have become major media spectacles, often decided by orchestrated spectacles. During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, media spectacle was a major determinant of the campaign with the so-called Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry’s war record and daily ads and Republican demonstrations dramatiz...
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This article is the first in a series that seeks to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation’ (FBI) surveillance of social philosopher and activist Herbert Marcuse between 1943 and 1976. We intend to map in parallel lines local, national, and international media representations of Marcuse, scholarly analysis of Marcuse's writings, Marcuse's own...
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This article explores the theoretical underpinnings of critical media education and analyzes contrasting approaches to teaching it. Combining cultural studies with critical pedagogy, we argue for a critical media literacy that aims to expand the notion of literacy to include a wide range of forms of media culture, information and communication tech...
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In engaging the issue of contemporary feminism and sexuality, we begin by situating contemporary debates within feminism in the United States in the context of so-called feminist waves, with emphasis on what some are calling the “Third Wave” of feminism. Next, we discuss key feminist debates on sexuality as presented in the 1982 Barnard conference...
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Neste artigo, exploram-se as bases teóricas da educação para a leitura crítica da mídia e analisam-se diferentes abordagens a serem empregadas em seu ensino. Ao combinar estudos culturais com pedagogia crítica, defendemos uma discussão em defesa da alfabetização crítica da mídia, que vise a ampliar a noção de alfabetização, incluindo uma ampla vari...
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Neste artigo, exploram-se as bases teóricas da educação para a leitura crítica da mídia e analisam-se diferentes abordagens a serem empregadas em seu ensino. Ao combinar estudos culturais com pedagogia crítica, defendemos uma discussão em defesa da alfabetização crítica da mídia, que vise a ampliar a noção de alfabetização, incluindo uma ampla vari...
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This chapter contains section titled: THEORIZING GLOBAL MEDIA GLOBAL MEDIA CULTURE GLOBALIZATION FROM BELOW AND RESISTANCE GLOBAL MEDIA SPECTACLES References THEORIZING GLOBAL MEDIA GLOBAL MEDIA CULTURE GLOBALIZATION FROM BELOW AND RESISTANCE GLOBAL MEDIA SPECTACLES References
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Accordingly, in this entry I will argue for three specific roles for philosophy in: 1) reflecting on the method, assumptions and metatheory of cultural studies; in articulating 2) the normative standpoint of critique and 3) in developing the moral and aesthetic dimension which are currently, in my opinion, not adequately at work in the dominant ver...
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When a nation goes to war, it is a great challenge for the media to provide accurate and fair coverage in the face of pressures from the state and military to advance the war aims of the nation. War correspondents must mediate between the conflicting ideals of journalism, an often pro-military and pro-war public, pressures from their corporate mana...
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Early Writings: From the System of Objects to the Consumer SocietyBaudrillard and Neo-MarxismThe Postmodern BreakFrom Pataphysics to Metaphysics and the Triumph of the ObjectInto the 1990sTheory Fictions: Baudrillard in the Contemporary MomentConcluding ReflectionsBibliography
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The Bush administration, aided and abetted by U.S. corporate media, manipulated a politics of fear to push through a right-wing agenda that included the Patriot Act, massive changes in the legal system, a dramatic expansion of the U.S. military, and U.S.-led military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq. Accordingly, I dissect Bush-Cheney administr...
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This article examines the theories of education and technology held by two of the most important philosophers of education during the last few decades, Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich. These two related thinkers each charted a unique approach to the questions surrounding modern education and technology, and despite their widely acknowledged brilliance...
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Marx and Engels: The Classical ParadigmThe Frankfurt School, Culture, and Regimes of CapitalThe Trajectories of Cultural StudiesCritical Pedagogy from Freire to North America and BeyondConcluding Comments
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The Life and Times of a Revolutionary HegelianDialectics, Philosophy, and ScienceHistorical Materialism and Modern SocietiesCapital and CounterrevolutionSocialism and RevolutionMarx, “the Battle for Democracy,” and the Realm of FreedomCrisis, Revolutionary Historicism, and the Transition to SocialismThe Limitations of Classical MarxismMarx in the P...
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Modern Theory and Kierkegaard's Assault on ReasonNietzsche and the PostmodernNietzsche's Progeny and the Postmodern Turn: From Heidegger through DerridaFoucault's Critique of Rationality and ModernityLyotard's “Postmodern Condition”: Polemics and AporiaRichard Rorty, the Attack on Theory, and Renunciation of Radical PoliticsFor Theory and Politics
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In this article, the author places the Downing Street Memo in the context of the Bush administration propensity for pursuing a politics of lying. In the past, conservatives traditionally defended values of truth and integrity while attacking dishonesty and lying. During the Clinton administration, conservative defenders of the value of truth like W...
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The August 2005 Hurricane Katrina media spectacle put on display the glaring inequities of race and class that define the United States in the new millennium. The inability of the federal government to respond to the catastrophe called attention not only to the failures and incompetence of the Bush administration but also to the crisis of neolibera...
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This article explores the theoretical underpinnings of critical media literacy and analyzes four different approaches to teaching it. Combining cultural studies with critical pedagogy, we argue that critical media literacy aims to expand the notion of literacy to include different forms of media culture, information and communication technologies a...
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The concept of critical media literacy expands the notion of literacy to include different forms of mass communication and popular culture, as well as deepens the potential of literacy education to critically analyze relationships between media and audiences, information and power. The authors argue that critical media literacy is crucial for parti...
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Globalization has been one of the most hotly contested phenomena of the past two decades. It has been a primary attractor of books, articles, and heated debate, just as postmodernism was the most fashionable and debated topic of the 1980s. A wide and diverse range of social theorists has argued that today’s world is organized by forms of globalizat...
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As the third millennium unfolds, the unrelenting expansion and development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is continuing to transform the ways that people work, communicate with each other, and spend their leisure time. Moreover, computer, information, communication, and multimedia technologies are key aspects of the production...
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Wenn eine Nation in den Krieg zieht, ist es für die Medien eine gro\e Herausforderung, eine akkurate und faire Berichterstattung zu liefern, insbesondere angesichts des Drucks von Staat und Militär, die die Kriegsziele der Nation unterstützt sehen wollen. Kriegsberichterstatter müssen im Spannungsfeld von widerstreitenden journalistischen Idealen,...
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This study provides a critical reading of Todd Gitlin's The Intellectuals and the Flag (2006) in the context of his writing on the university and what he calls the "academic left" over the past decade. The focus is on Gitlin's critiques of various types of social theory and research which he finds distinctive of "the academic left," as well as on h...
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The dramatic multiplication of computer, information, communication, and multimedia technologies has been changing everything from the ways people work, to the ways they communicate with each other and spend their leisure time. This technological revolution is often interpreted as the beginnings of a knowledge or information society, and therefore...
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The ongoing debate about the nature and benefits of technoliteracy is without a doubt one of the most hotly contested topics in education today. Alongside their related analyses and recommen-dations, the last two decades have seen a variety of state and corporate stake holders, academic disciplinary factions, cultural interests, and social organiza...
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Purpose – Seeks to provide critical reflections on George Ritzer's globalization analysis. Design/methodology/approach – Draws on a critical reading of Ritzer's work, in particular, his most recent book The Globalization of Nothing. Findings – Highlights Ritzer's neglect of the dialectic of production and consumption, a dialectic that the author...
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Media literacy education is not as advanced in the US as in several other English-speaking areas such as Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. Despite decades of struggle since the 1970s by individuals and groups, media education is still only reaching a small percentage of Americans. While some major inroads have been made, such as getting element...
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Much has been written that describes the history of the concept of 'technological literacy' and, more recently, a literature attempting to chart emancipatory technoliteracies has emerged over the last decade. Our article begins with a brief examination of the meanings that 'technology' and 'literacy' have received towards achieving insight into wha...
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Media literacy education is not as advanced in the USA as in several other English speaking areas, such as Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. Despite decades of struggle since the 1970s by individuals and groups, media education is still only reaching a small percentage of K–12 schools in the US. While some major inroads have been made, such as...

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Edited collections on critical theory and authoritarian populism. First book published December 2018 by University of Westminster Press. Second book in the works...