The scope and theme of Tooning In aim to insert into the debate surrounding so-called 'popular culture' and its role in shaping society specific perspectives regarding popular culture and adolescents' lives. The authors suggest that popular culture is vital to how adolescents make sense of the world and educators should tap into it as a tool for imparting critical thinking skills and generally empowering students. Tooning In critically examines and interprets concepts of popular culture, with the ultimate aim of inviting readers to re-examine the fundamental aspects of popular culture as a societal force.
Cameron White, Ph.D. is currently professor of social education at the University of Houston central campus. He has over 15 years of middle and high school social studies teaching experience. Professional interests include critical theory/critical pedagogy, transformative education, international education, cultural studies, and popular culture. Trenia Walker is assistant professor of education in the Department of Teaching & Learning at Washington State University.
Chapter 1 Tooning In Chapter 2 The Spiderman Curriculum Chapter 3 Critical Media Literacy Chapter 4 American Idiots Chapter 5 Reading History through Film Chapter 6 Moral Panics: Schools and the Battle for Anime Chapter 7 Global Toppings Chapter 8 Kidstory Chapter 9 Digging Dead Like Me Chapter 10 Givving a Hoot about Holes Chapter 11 Films for Our Time: Using the Three Version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers Chapter 12 Message in the Music Chapter 13 Fight Club and the Disneyfication of Manhood Chapter 14 The Dark Side of Food Chapter 15 Toys, Play and Schooling Chapter 16 Graphic Novels in the Classroom Part 17 Bibliography