Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Holmevik , Jan R
Fishman , Teresa
This manuscript examines theoretical and practical concerns regarding the use of pop culture items in educational environments. By utilizing an ideological social constructionist perspective, such items can be seen as reified objects of thought and power. This discussion considers the reification process, our growing control over it in an increasingly techno-literate society, a specific example of the process, and how this process and our control over it can be incorporated into the classroom. The intent is to provide both a theoretical foundation and practical suggestions.
Lesniewski, Justin, "Medination: Pop Culture and the Classroom" (2008). All Theses. 343.