Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition by Sharon Collingwood, Alvina E. Quintana, Caroline J. Smith

By Sharon Collingwood, Alvina E. Quintana, Caroline J. Smith

Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition is a set of essays exploring the ways that new media applied sciences are getting used within the feminist lecture room. the gathering has been dependent to mirror the multifaceted nature of schooling this present day; studying happens on a private point via autonomous examine and social media, it happens at a neighborhood point in our school rooms and lecture halls, however it can also be more and more happening on an international scale as new applied sciences foster foreign collaboration among contributors and corporations. additionally, there's a transforming into reputation of studying within the collaborative 3-D school rooms of digital worlds. those academic areas aren't jointly particular, because the contributions to this quantity clarify. The anthology explores how know-how is getting used in antiviolence instructing, artwork schooling, HIV and AIDS schooling, and different really good issues, however it additionally provides many examples of techniques in instructing introductory classes. The know-how used levels from the implementation in fact administration platforms for giant college sessions to using electronic storytelling in small teams open air the college. It additionally explores know-how for removal boundaries to individuals with disabilities in either conventional and on-line study rooms. the gathering isn't really a the way to booklet, however it does use sensible event as a foundation for feminist theorizing of the study room. the entire essays examine using new expertise within the gentle of feminist pedagogy, looking new how one can foster provocative, artistic and non-hierarchical studying that transcends the actual barriers of the college.

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These additions and inclusions not only extend the nostalgic idea of the prize in children’s cereals or bubble gum machines but also perhaps relate to the idea of gift-giving as social exchange. The consumer’s attention is drawn to the fact that they are being given more than the product of the zine itself. The artist might, for example, include a pill or tablet as a decoration and gift. The Radical Art Girls 2001 includes a pouch sewn into the back cover to hold actual medicine. I cannot help but be reminded of Through the Looking Glass and drug associations, of pills and bodies of young women.

For example, artists and teachers are limited by fonts, formats, and copyright restrictions if we post art on Facebook and other sites. Meanwhile, the grassroots and offline practice of zine-making allows creators to approach authorship, creation, and the page itself as considerations to be revised and reconsidered. ” Zine Histories: Creative Lineages of Zine Writing Part of the hybridism of zines that is of interest in feminist teaching is found not only in their innovation digitally and their historical link to other artists’ books but also located in histories and traditions of feminism and open publishing.

The ways in which students and teachers participate in this work are not platform specific, which matters a lot when thinking over time, but instead crisscross cultural referents, technology workarounds, and media contexts. These are constellations, subject to experimentation by students and teachers who occupy a range of locations and collectivities amid social media ecologies. ” That is, absolutely not whatever the latest this or that is. Thus in my own classes I use materials that are, first, public and commercially available for free, have been around a while, and are the clunkier versions of the type.

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