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Call for Papers - Inclusive Media Education for Diverse Societies

28 June 2021

The definition of the term “media literacy” has evolved and alternative concepts such as network literacy, information literacy, digital literacy among others have been suggested to capture the dynamics of the changing media environments. Although the terminologies and definitions have changed over time and the different approaches incorporate a variety of perspectives, issues related to diversity, inclusion and intercultural dialogue were not central to media literacy until very recently.

To develop a more inclusive approach to media literacy education in our increasingly super-diverse societies and strengthen the diversity of voices and intercultural dialogue in the public arena, inclusive media literacy education should revolve around reflective tools in order to learn how to live with difference.

Drawing on black feminist theory, we argue that a critical approach to media literacy education needs to address diversity and differences through an intersectional lens. To promote media justice, inclusive media literacy should acknowledge and provide means to transform how identities and power are shaped through the mediation of intersecting axes of difference including nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, migration status and socioeconomic class.

This hybrid workshop aims to bring together papers that develop a critical perspective and focus on issues related to media literacy education, differences and diversity. We aim to include conceptual papers as well as empirical studies from different contexts that provide a critical reflection of existing media education practices. The papers can focus on the following topics among others (this is not an exhaustive list!):

  • Media literacy education for intercultural dialogue;
  • Media literacy education for marginalized groups;
  • Critical approaches to media literacy education with a focus on intersectionality and/or diversity;
  • Media literacy education for migrants and refugees;
  • Decolonizing media literacy education;
  • Media literacy and social inclusion;
  • Participatory methods within media literacy education and research.

The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2021. See the full Call for Papers for more information.

Last modified:28 June 2021 4.42 p.m.

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