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Title:Critical media literacy and students in youth gang
Author(s):Vaughan III, Terry
Advisor(s):Burbules, Nicholas C.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Critical Media Literacy
Youth Gangs
Empowering Youth
Abstract:The representation of youth in gangs in the media has tended towards portraying these individuals in a negative light, especially regarding the theme of violence. Such representations have political consequences for how these individuals are perceived and treated. Too often what is missing from media representations of youth in gangs are counter narratives from youth in gangs themselves. This thesis addresses how youth in gangs can learn how to produce counter- narratives for public discourses. I argue that critical media literacy is a source of empowerment for youth in gangs given that it offers these individuals an appropriate pedagogy that embraces their social reality.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Terry Vaughan III
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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