Teaching Peace Through Popular Culture

2nd Edition

Edited by:
Laura L. Finley, Barry University

A volume in the series: Peace Education. Editor(s): Laura L. Finley, Barry University.

Published 2023

Drawing from many disciplinary areas, this edited volume illustrates the many ways that popular culture can be used to teach peace and justice. Chapters address such topics as teaching about racism, domestic violence, structural violence, conflict analysis, decolonization, critiques of capitalism, and peacebuilding, showing how different forms of popular culture can be utilized to enhance student learning. Contributors provide both theoretical backgrounds and concrete lessons using TV, film, music, graphic novels, and more.

Acknowledgments and Dedication, Laura L. Finley. Introduction, Laura L. Finley. Using Horror Films to Teach About Structural Violence and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution, Laura L. Finley. “Runnin’” From The Pharcyde and T.I.’s Warzone: Sneaking Peace and Social Justice Into the Classroom, Wim Laven. “Armageddon It Been in Effect”: Utopia, Dystopia, or UNtopia? A Conversation With Ursula K. Le Guin, Sarah Pinsker, & N. K. Jemisin, G. Michelle Collins-Sibley. Dangerous Education: Teaching College Writing Using Nonfiction Graphic Novels, Heidi Huse. Using Popular Culture to Teach About Domestic Abuse and Healthy Relationships, Laura L. Finley. Stephen King’s Horror Films and Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons to Be Learned for Understanding, Assistance, and Prevention, Laura L. Finley. The Critiques of Structural Functionalism, Colonialism, and Capitalism Using Violence in Modern Science Fiction Classics: The Matrix, Alien: Resurrection, and Starship Troopers, Christian A. I. Schlaerth and Aaron Puhrmann. Learning to Transform Conflict Through Popular Culture Analysis, Dean J. Johnson. A Literature, Design, and Arts-Based English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom Model, Kyra E. Whitehead. Hearing All of the Americas: Coloniality and Authenticity in the Music of Kendrick Lamar and Residente, Heather Rae Brady. Conclusion, Laura L. Finley. About the Editor and Authors.