Remixing Influencers: Academics Reading and Writing About Philosophy and Pop Culture

Barnes, Naomi and Bedford, Alison ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6708-9896 (2021) Remixing Influencers: Academics Reading and Writing About Philosophy and Pop Culture. In: Unlocking Social Theory With Popular Culture: Remixing Theoretical Influencers. Critical Studies in Education, 15. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-3-030-77010-5


Abstract

Who is your greatest influence? Take a moment to think about it. When we have asked this question in class we inevitably get answers like 'my parents' or 'Jesus' or 'James Charles' (look on YouTube—there’s no shame in it; why carry a tiny super computer in your pocket if not to find out these things?). Which fictional character speaks to you? Is it Hermione or Luke Skywalker? Maybe it’s Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony Mark 4 or Buffy. Maybe you internally shouted 'finally!' when you could replace the decades of teachers moralizing about Atticus Finch with Starr Carter or Jasper Jones. The collective heteronormative sigh of relief was palpable when Bandit Heeler showed families that not all dads were like, or had to be like, Homer Simpson.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 01:17
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 05:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Influencer; Philosophical; Political; Personal; Pop culture; Hyperreal curricula; Critical theory; Remix; Editor; Reading; Writing
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470527 Popular and genre literature
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500321 Social and political philosophy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280116 Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47351

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