The Urgent Need for Anticolonial Media Literacy

International Journal of Multicultural Education

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Title The Urgent Need for Anticolonial Media Literacy
Creator Cordes, Ashley
Sabzalian, Leilani
Subject education; media studies; multicultural studies; ethnic studies; communication studies
media literacy, critical race theory, anticolonial, settler colonialism
media literacy; education
Description In this article, we advocate for anticolonial media literacy as an important complement to critical race media literacy. Given the pervasive misrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in media, teachers must explicitly learn to challenge colonizing and dehumanizing representations of Indigenous life and help their students to do the same. By outlining several Native studies theories, we forward anticolonial media literacy to help teachers detect and interrupt colonial logics. After modeling anticolonial medial literacy in practice, we draw from Nambé Pueblo scholar Debbie Reese’s framework of “critical Indigenous literacies” to support teachers in including and creating respectful alternatives.
Publisher Eonsei University
Date 2020-08-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Textual analysis, qualitative, anticolonial media literacy
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Multicultural Education; Vol 22, No 2 (2020): Special Issue - Critical Race Media Literacy; 182-201
Language eng
Coverage US, Indigenous Nations, Mexico
21st century
Native, Indigenous
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Multicultural Education

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