«Through a meshing of public and private worlds, from writing Fanfiction to the improvisation of everyday life events, the work presented in this volume displays a range, and seemingly indefatigable examples of engaging youth in meaningful dis-course about the world around them. The performances use the lan-guages of joy, anger, frustration, vulnerability, and hope to confront stereotypes about people marginalized in American society.» (Yolanda Sealey- Ruiz - Teachers College, Columbia University)
«In Arts, Media, and Justice: Multimodal Explorations with Youth, Vasudevan, DeJaynes, and their contributors in effect take as their project to teach us to see more clearly, making visible youthful populations that customarily reside for most people either in the institutional shadows of group homes, the court system, and detention centers, or in the stark light shone by media to feed a societal fascination with youthful deviance.» (Glynda Hull - University of California, Berkeley)
About the Author
Lalitha M. Vasudevan (PhD in Education from the University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education Program. Her publications have appeared in Digital Culture and Education
, Written Communication, Teachers College Record
, and Review of Research in Education
. She is co-editor of Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility
(Peter Lang, 2007).
Tiffany A. DeJaynes received her EdD in Communication and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education Program. She teaches qualitative research at a public high school in Brooklyn and literacy research at The City College of the City University of New York.