Dr. Michael Hoechsmann and Co-Editors Publish New Book: Transformative Practice in Critical Media Literacy

Described by one reviewer as “[setting] the table for a rich dialogue on how post-secondary education can play a responsive role in these post-digital, neoliberal and neocolonial times,” the newly published Transformative Practice in Critical Media Literacy: Radical Democracy and Decolonized Pedagogy in Higher Education brings together a diverse selection of essays that examine contemporary challenges and opportunities in higher education.

The book’s editors are Dr. Steve Gennaro (York University), Dr. Nolan Higdon (Merrill College and University of California, Santa Cruz), and Dr. Michael Hoechsmann (Lakehead University, Orillia). It includes 18 powerful essays, including one by Lakehead Education Contract Lecturer Dr. Helen DeWaard, which melds Latin American traditions of Edu-communication with the exigencies of teaching digital literacies in Canadian Faculties of Education.

As noted on the Routledge website, using a global and social justice lens, [this book] explores the transformative potential of critical media literacy in higher education. It also provides real examples of current critical media literacy practices around the globe and of successful experiences inside classrooms.”

Transformative Practice in Critical Media Literacy helps us rethink pedagogies and literacies in evolving post-secondary contexts and changing times. It will be of interest to scholars, students, policymakers, community members, and activists.