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


Popular Culture and Literacy in a Networked World

part 1|107 pages

New Media Literacies Across Cultures

chapter 1|16 pages

The World on Your Screen

New Media, Remix, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Contact

chapter 3|11 pages

Constructing “Local Context” in Beirut

Students' Literacy Practices Outside of Class

chapter 7|16 pages

Digital Worlds and Shifting Borders

Popular Culture, Perception, and Pedagogy

chapter 8|16 pages

The Participatory Meme Chronotope

Fixity of Space/Rapture of Time

part 2|90 pages

Constructing Identity in an Online, Cross-Cultural World

chapter 9|10 pages

Faceless Facebook

Female Qatari Users Choosing Wisely

chapter 11|16 pages

Leapfrogging in the Global Periphery

Popular Literacy Practices of Nepalese Youth Online

chapter 12|13 pages

Queering the Text

Online Literacy Practices, Identities, and Popular Culture

chapter 13|13 pages

Creating a Fandom Via Youtube

Verbotene Liebe and Fansubbing

chapter 14|20 pages

Virtual Places in the Physical World

Geographies of Literacy and (National) Identity