Congratulations to Prof Julian McDougall: book series & call for proposals

From:   Julian McDougall <jmcdougall@BOURNEMOUTH.AC.UK>

Subject: Research in Media Literacy and Education: New Routledge book series & call for proposals

Announcing a new book series… Routledge Research in Media Literacy and Education.

Series Editors: Pete Bennett and Julian McDougall

Media literacy is now established by Unesco as a human right, and the field of media literacy education is both growing and diverse. The series speaks to two recurring concerns in this field: What difference does media make to literacy and how should education respond to this? Research and practice has aimed to protect against negative media messages and deconstruct ideology through critical thinking, developing media literacy through creative production and a social participatory approach which focuses on developing active citizens to play a constructive role in media democracy.

This series<> is dedicated to a more extensive exploration of the known territories of media literacy and education, while also seeking out ‘other’ cartographies. As such, it encompasses a diverse, international range of contexts that share a conceptual framework at the intersection of Cultural Studies / Critical Theories, (New) Social Literacies and Critical Pedagogy. The series is especially interested in how media literacy and education relates to feminism, critical race theory, social class, post-colonial and intersectional approaches and how these perspectives, political objectives and international contexts can ‘decenter’ the field of media literacy education.

Pete Bennett is Senior Lecturer in Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is the author / editor of a wide range of textbooks and academic works in the fields of education, media, communications and cultural studies.

Julian McDougall is Professor of Media and Education at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He edits Media Practice and Education, runs the Professional Doctorate (Ed D) in Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth University and convenes the annual International Media Education Summit, held in a different country each year. Julian is the author / editor of a range of books, chapters, journal articles and reports in the fields of media, education and pedagogy, literacy, cultural theory and technology.


Confirmed titles

Teaching Eco-Media – Antonio Lopez

The New Journalisms (edited by Karen Fowler-Watt and Stephen Jukes)

Agreed titles (subject to approval)


Critical Media Education for Social Justice – Deborah Gabriel

Media Literacy in South East Europe (edited by Igor Kanižaj)

Millennials in Transnational and Intercultural Contexts (edited by Ahmet Atay, Lara Lengel and Yannick Kluch)

Media Literacy of the Oppressed – Jad Melki and Jennifer Rosales

Immersive Media Education – Sarah Jones

The Uses of Media Literacy – Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall and John Potter

Media Literacy in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan (edited by Alice Lee)

Social Media Literacy and Education – Howard Scott

Media, Arts and Literacy (edited by Andrew Burn)



Other themes of interest

Feminist Media Literacies

Media Education for the Early Years

Researching Media Literacy: Methods and Approaches

Regional research collections on Media Literacy and Education from areas currently under-represented in the field and not included above in the provisional titles.

Queering Media Literacy

Creative (Media) Literacy

Please send initial expressions of interest in proposing a title for this series to<> and<>


Following this, authors / editors with proposals meeting the aims and scope for the series will be invited to submit full proposals to Routledge.

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