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dc.contributor.authorHaider, Jutta
dc.contributor.authorSundin, Olof
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-04T14:53:06Z
dc.date.available2022-04-04T14:53:06Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220404_9781000590265_2
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53690
dc.description.abstractParadoxes of Media and Information Literacy contributes to ongoing conversations about control of knowledge and different ways of knowing. It does so by analysing why media and information literacy (MIL) is proposed as a solution for addressing the current information crisis. Questioning why MIL is commonly believed to wield such power, the book throws into sharp relief several paradoxes that are built into common understandings of such literacies. Haider and Sundin take the reader on a journey across different fields of practice, research and policymaking, including librarianship, information studies, teaching and journalism, media and communication and the educational sciences. The authors also consider national information policy proposals and the recommendations of NGOs or international bodies, such as UNESCO and the OECD. Showing that MIL plays an active role in contemporary controversies, such as those on climate change or vaccination, Haider and Sundin argue that such controversies challenge existing notions of fact and ignorance, trust and doubt, and our understanding of information access and information control. The book thus argues for the need to unpack and understand the contradictions forming around these notions in relation to MIL, rather than attempting to arrive at a single, comprehensive definition. Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy combines careful analytical and conceptual discussions with an in-depth understanding of information practices and of the contemporary information infrastructure. It is essential reading for scholars and students engaged in library and information studies, media and communication, journalism studies and the educational sciences.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GL Library & information sciences::GLM Library & information services
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFC Literacy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UB Information technology: general issues
dc.subject.otherLibrary and information services
dc.subject.otherMedia studies
dc.subject.otherLiteracy
dc.subject.otherInformation technology: general topics
dc.titleParadoxes of Media and Information Literacy
dc.title.alternativeThe Crisis of Information
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003163237
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781000590265
oapen.relation.isbn9780367756192
oapen.relation.isbn9781003163237
oapen.relation.isbn9780367756215
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages174


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