10 More books to keep you busy . . .
Here are some more books that you could look at in an endeavour to support ‘above and beyond’ curricula expectations. They are in no particular order.
- The Class. Living and Learning in the Digital Age, Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green (2016) seems to be an appropriate text for creative and media teachers to get a grip with on-line digital learning worlds as we now navigate through the post-COVID remote learning landscape, see Chapter 8 Making Space for Learning in the Home.
- Democracy Hacked, Martin Moore (2019), detailed, accessible investigation into the impact of new technologies on global democracy.
- Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord (1967) radical, polemical, short and provocative ‘in societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation.
- The Digital Ape, Nigel Shadbolt and Roger Hampson (2019) a positive take on the way in which humans will live with machines and not by them, follow this link to listen to Nigel Shadbolt speak about his work at the IAI HTLGI festival 2019.
- After Empire, Paul Gilroy, (2004) postcolonial notions of conviviality ideas around the construction of both national identity and self-understanding, from the perspectitve of postcoloinal critical thinking
- Doing Theory on Education, using popular culture to explore key debates, Julian McDougall and Andy Cramp (2019) reading for creative and media teachers thinking about research, pedagogy and questions of knowledge.
- On the Reproduction of Capitalism, Louis Althusser (1971) explanations of class conflict as played out through culture and communication. Key concepts of interpellation / hailing and the notion of Idelogical State Appratus (ISA).
- Propaganda Technique in the World War, Harold Lasswell (1938) ‘We live among more people than ever, who are puzzled, uneasy, or vexed at the unknown cunning which seems to have duped and degraded them.’ So still worth a reading then? 🤔
- Ideology and Modern Culture, John B Thompson (1990) theoretical perspectives on modern mass media communication (before the on-line world).
- The Common People 1746-1946, GDH Cole and Raymond Postgate (1961) classic commentary on the working classes of England over two centuries.