Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing and Electracy

Participatory Composition: Video Culture, Writing and Electracy

By: Sarah J. Arroyo (author), Cortney Smethurst (contributor)Paperback

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Like. Share. Comment. Subscribe. Embed. Upload. Check in. The commands of the modern online world relentlessly prompt participation and encourage collaboration, connecting people in ways not possible even five years ago. This connectedness no doubt influences college writing courses in both form and content, creating possibilities for investigating new forms of writing and student participation. In this innovative volume, Sarah J. Arroyo argues for a "participatory composition," inspired by the culture of online video sharing and framed by theorist Gregory Ulmer's concept of electracy.Electracy, according to Ulmer, "is to digital media what literacy is to alphabetic writing." Although electracy can be compared to digital literacy, it is not something shut on and off with the power buttons on computers or mobile devices. Rather, electracy encompasses the cultural, institutional, pedagogical, and ideological implications inherent in the transition from a culture of print literacy to a culture saturated with electronic media, regardless of the presence of actual machines.Arroyo explores the apparatus of electracy in many of its manifestations while focusing on the participatory practices found in online video culture, particularly on YouTube. Chapters are devoted to questions of subjectivity, definition, authorship, and pedagogy. Utilising theory and incorporating practical examples from YouTube, classrooms, and other social sites, Arroyo presents accessible and practical approaches for writing instruction. Additionally, she outlines the concept of participatory composition by highlighting how it manifests in online video culture, offers student examples of engagement with the concept, and advocates participatory approaches throughout the book.Arroyo presents accessible and practical possibilities for teaching and learning that will benefit scholars of rhetoric and composition, media studies, and anyone interested in the cultural and instructional implications of the digital age.

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  • ISBN13: 9780809331468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780809331468
  • ISBN10: 0809331462

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