Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (Online)

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Vol. 33, 2016

Editorial: Media in a ^Strike-Through Post^-Racial Society
Promises and hopes for a better sodety and future often sustain our lives. Howe ve i; false hopes and unrealistic and misconceived expectations survive only temporarily with hype that simply covers and disguises reality like a bubble. Historically the...
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Fostering Dialogue in a ^Strike-Through Post^-Racial Society
In response to the journal theme Media in a Post-Racial Society, I reflected upon my attempts at teaching university students about race and how it operates in contemporary society'. Because of the need for greater cultural understanding among teachers...
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The Need for Visibility and Voice of Sami People in Art Education
I spent the. first six months of 2013 in Finland, and during this time I focused my research on how the Sami people (the Indigenous people of northern Europe) are represented in Finnish public schools and how Sami people want to be represented in Finnish...
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Rumi: A Cosmopolitan Counter-Narrative to Islamophobia
In July 2012, a fourteen-minute amateur film called the "Innocence of Muslims" was released on Youtube, depicting Prophet Muhammad as "a womanizer, a homosexual, a child molester and a greedy, bloodthirsty thug" (Kirkpatrick, 2012). This resulted in...
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Media Resistance and Resiliency Revealed in Contemporary Native Art: Implications for Art Educators
Historic and contemporary media misrepresentations of Native North American people in visual/popular culture-such as Edward Curtis's photographs, Wild West Shows, exhibits in museums, Boy Scout and school enactments, art, literature, toys, cartoons,...
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Why Is It Not Just a Joke? Analysis of Internet Memes Associated with Racism and Hidden Ideology of Colorblindness
Overt Jim Crow racism is rarely found in public discourse; there has been a decline in overt racist talk (Bonilla-Silva, 2006). This might explain why one of my students challenged me about showing racist Disney movie clips in a college art class. The...
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Teaching for Respect and Understanding of Difference: Social Media and Contemporary Art as Vehicles for Addressing Racism
As a middle-aged Black woman artist / educator, racism has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Having grown up in the protective bubble of Washington, DC, aka "Chocolate City," I did not consciously encounter Black-White racism until...
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Investigating Race and Racism through African American Art and Artists
According to the New York Post on December 5, 2015, Mr. Joseph filed a lawsuit in the Manhattan Supreme Court to sue the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) for showing four "racist paintings" by Italian masters - The Crucifixion by Francesco Granacd; The...
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Media Arts Education in the ^Strike-Through Post^-Racial Classroom: An Interview with Janaya Greene about the Short Film, Veracity
"The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different, rather than how we are similar." -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Danger of a Single...
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Vol. 32, Summer

Editorial Introduction
The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education's volume 32 features a group of three articles on the topic of remix and another seven on a range of critical cultural topics in contemporary art and visual culture and its education. The editorial for...
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Tangling in Remix
The term remix has been flowing in and out of our awareness for years. A colleague in graduate school used the term to describe his research. Darden used the term with her mother when discussing a partially failed piecrust recipe. Her daughter, laughing...
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(re)Mixing Girlhood
IntroductionIn this article, we employ a feminist framework to theorize girls' acts of popular media remixing as spaces for productive disruption of the dominant images and discourses about girls and girlhood, and examine our (re)Mixed Media project...
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Remixing the Released Imagination
IntroductionIn this paper, I use a DJ-inspired approach to arts-based educational research that borrows from found poetry analysis (Wiggins, 2011) to remix passages from Maxine Greene's (1995) Releasing the Imagination. I developed this methodology in...
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Mythical Beings and Becoming: Emerging Identities of Art Educators in India
Myth and Becoming in the Context of Indian Art Educator IdentityVedanta, a school of Hindu philosophy, is often presented in narrative forms that greatly influence Indian ontology throughout history within and beyond Hinduism. These narratives, including...
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Stories of Becoming an Art Educator: Opening a Closed Door
Becoming an Art EducatorThe question of what is involved in the process of becoming a good art teacher guides many of those who teach and research preparation programs for art teachers. Some of the curricular deliberations are concerned with the necessary...
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Materializing Transversal Potential: An Ecosophical Analysis of the Dissensual Aestheticization of a Decommissioned Missile Base
IntroductionOur survival on this planet is not only threatened by environmental damage but by a degeneration in the social solidarity and in the modes of psychical life, which must literally be reinvented. The re-foundation of politics will have to pass...
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The Spaces in Which We Appear to Each Other: The Pedagogy of Resistance Stories in Zines by Asian American Riot Grrrls
IntroductionIn 1991, members of Bikini Kill, a punk band based in Olympia, Washington, released the zine Bikini Kill #2. In its pages, The Riot Grrrl Manifesto appeared for the first time. Typed across an 5.5 by 8.5 inch page, the manifesto begins, "Riot...
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Dumarka Soomaaliyeed Voices Unveiled: Undoing the Hijab Narrative through a Participatory Photography Exhibition
IntroductionHere in Columbus, we are at a crossroads. People still don't know what to make of us. They've gotten used to the fact that Somalis live here, but there is still a misunderstanding that inhibits any kind of progress as far as getting to know...
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Art Education as Exhibition: Reconceptualizing Cultural History in Singapore through an Art Response to Ah Ku and Karayuki-San Prostitution
IntroductionIn introducing their anthology Remembering Others .-Making Invisible Histories of Art Education Visible, Bolin, Blandy and Congdon (2000) wrote,The purpose of this anthology is to introduce art educators, and other professionals concerned...
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A Special Mountain Place and Sunrise Ceremony for Apache Students
IntroductionIn this study, the researcher aims to inquire about what it might be like to live on the Apache Reservation from the perspective of a child. I spent a day with the children at the St. Charles Mission School in Arizona and they drew their...
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Vol. 31, 2014

Constructing, Performing, and Perceiving Identity(ies) in the Place of Online Art Education
Playing with how one's identity is presented online is a relatively recent form of identity performance that has important implications for art education (Garoian & Gaudelius, 2004). As the spatial boundaries of art classrooms expand through the...
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In/Visibility of the Abandoned School: Beyond Representations of School Closure
Description of the ProjectIn/Visibility of the Abandoned School is a practice-led form of visual inquiry whereby knowledge is generated from a closed school because it is a de-institutionalized, de-commissioned, and empty place that has not yet been...
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The Mattress Factory Art Museum: A Personal and Theoretical Interpretation of Spatial Practices Related to Installation Art
On my first casual visit to the Mattress Factory Art Museum (MF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with two friends in July 2011-before it became the subject of my formal research study of its spatial practices related to museum education-I expected the museum...
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Occupying Anonymous: Juvenile Arbitration Girls Perform Disidentities
As art educators, we have been involved in an interdisciplinary community-based Women's Well-Being Initiative in congress with our university's Women's and Gender Studies program for several years2. It holds a number of local community projects for at-risk...
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Suburban Spaces: Rethinking the U.S. Dream
Suburban Spaces: Rethinking the U.S. DreamPeople develop a relationship to space and place that is dependent on their cultural and physical backgrounds (McFee and Degge, 1980; Neperud, 1995). These relationships represent values, cognitive structures,...
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Linking Art and Geography Education: A Museum Model for Elementary and Middle Schools
Spatial relationships are common concerns of art and geography educators yet the interfaces of the two disciplines are rarely explored. The Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC has initiated a program that connects art and geography by emphasizing the role...
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Museum and Art Education as a Response to Place in Doha, Qatar
Many scholars within art and museum education advocate for education that relates to place and to out-of-school contexts (Blandy & Bolin, 2012; Congdon, 2004; Congdon, Blandy, & Bolin, 2001; Gray & Graham, 2007; London, 1994; Neperud, 1995;...
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Unraveling the Yarn: Self-Reflection, Critical Incidents, and Missteps Leading to Continued Growth as a Culturally Sensitive Art Educator
The willingness and ability of teachers to reflect on their own practices, dedsion-making, potential biases, and socially responsible actions has been shown to be a positive influence on educators' professional growth (Danielson, 2009). While such reflection...
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Problems Related to the Practice of Video Education in Japan
How should video education be taught in Japan? To answer this question, one must first understand the current state of media literacy in Japan, since both subjects are closely related. Literacy can refer to one's ability to read and write, in addition...
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"Don't Judge Me. What Would You Do?" Dialogue through a Youth-Made Film
IntroductionThis visual essay focuses on the ways in which a 17-year-old First Nations filmmaker Adam1 engages with complex issues of identity and belonging through his short film. Through a narrative analysis of the film along with the participant's...
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Becoming (Time) And/or Being (Space) Art Teacher: A Spatio-Temporal Look at the Culture of Student Teaching in Art Education
As two University professors of art education, we approach the culture of art student teaching from two intimately-related and inseparable philosophical perspectives-that of time and spacethough we do so from two disparate theoretidans' conceptualizations....
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Vol. 30, 2012

Editorial Introduction
Is the Tower of Babel to be understood as a curse upon humankind or as a wealth of diversity? In art and visual culture education, were we to discuss it, the latter interpretation would prevail, for we have a long and deep engagement with valuing diverse...
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Superhero Comic Books as Frameworks of Inclusivity and Advocacy for Youth with Disabilities
IntroductionDuring August of 2010, the Open Hands Initiative along with the Victor Pineda Foundation and Liquid Comics organized a three-day Youth Ability Summit in Damascus, Syria. This cross-cultural event generated collaborations between Syrian and...
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Taiwanese Undergraduates' Digital Story Quests for Art Treasures in Second Life
Description of the ProjectDigital Storytelling is a process of constructing a story in a digital experiential space (Sanchez, 2009). In this study, digital stories were constructed in the virtual world of Second Life [SL]. Second Life is one of the most...
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Public Culture and Heritage: A Beijing Based Field School
In this article, based on practitioner research, we describe strategies for extending the traditional place-based model of the field school for the purpose of engaging learners across geographic, disciplinary, cultural, and technological domains. We...
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"How Will You Do This?" Infusing Multiculturalism throughout Art Teacher Education Programs
"How Will You Do This?"During my dissertation defense, I passionately declared that I would create multicultural art education experiences in which students questioned power structures, identified personal biases, promoted equity, and learned empathy...
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Examining Fair Trade as an Art Education Opportunity
IntroductionFor decades, art educators have advocated for social justice and equality in the classroom, within their communities, and at national and international scholarly assemblies. As a field we have expanded and developed ways to educate through...
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Asian Immigrant Women's Emotional Reflection on Artworks
IntroductionHow do you feel when you are a new arrival in a foreign country? You might experience feelings of excitement or curiosity but also unfamiliarity or loneliness at the same time. The number of immigrants in the U.S. has increased from 9.6 million...
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