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Performing Kamishibai: An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience Tara McGowan

Performing Kamishibai: An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

Tara McGowan

Published April 10th 2015
ISBN : 9781138851511
Hardcover
214 pages
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Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential ofMoreKamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic new interactive medium for teaching multimodal communication and shows how synchronizing oral, visual and gestural modes develops students awareness of all modes of communication as potential resources in their learning. By examining the multiple modes involved in kamishibai through actual student performances over several venues, this volume overturns commonly held expectations about literacy in the classroom and provides a critical perspective on assumptions about other media. It offers much-needed information about a medium that is attracting interest from educators, academics and artists worldwide.