How do students’ online literacy practices intersect with online popular culture? In this book scholars from a range of countries including Australia, Lebanon, Nepal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States illustrate and analyze how literacy practices that are mediated through and influenced by popular culture create both opportunities and tensions for secondary and university students. The authors examine issues of theory, identity, and pedagogy as they address participatory popular culture sites such as fan forums, video, blogs, social networking sites, anime, memes, and comics and graphic novels. Uniquely bringing together scholarship about online literacy practices and the growing body of work on participatory popular culture, New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture across Borders makes distinctive contributions to an emerging field of study, pushing forward scholarship about literacy and identity in cross-cultural situations and advancing important conversations about issues of global flows and local responses to popular culture.

chapter 1|14 pages

Introduction: Popular Culture and Literacy in a Networked World

ByBronwyn T. Williams, Amy A. Zenger

part |1 pages

PART I New Media Literacies Across Cultures

chapter 5|13 pages

Adolescent Literacy Practices in Online Social Spaces

ByJessica Schreyer

chapter 6|16 pages

The “Popular” Turkish Academy: Tüge T. Gülşen

ByTüge T. Güls¸en

chapter 7|16 pages

Digital Worlds and Shifting Borders: Popular Culture, Perception, and Pedagogy

BySandra Schamroth Abrams, Hannah R. Gerber, Melissa L. Burgess

chapter 8|16 pages

The Participatory Meme Chronotope: Fixity of Space/Rapture of Time

ByLynn C. Lewis

part |1 pages

PART II Constructing Identity in an Online, Cross-Cultural World