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Language and resistance: Memories of transatlantic slavery, and its continuing afterlives in the use of Rastafari language and terminology (2016)
Book Chapter
Sobers, S. (2016). Language and resistance: Memories of transatlantic slavery, and its continuing afterlives in the use of Rastafari language and terminology. In J. Gill, & J. O'Connell Davidson (Eds.), Slavery: Memory and Afterlives, (60-63). Open Democracy

This article discusses how language within the Rastafari culture, known as Iyaric, or Word Sound, has been formed in resistance to the effects of white supremacist domination in the forms of slavery and colonialization. It explores how Rastafari ter... Read More about Language and resistance: Memories of transatlantic slavery, and its continuing afterlives in the use of Rastafari language and terminology.

The bold agency of making something out of nothing (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2014, May). The bold agency of making something out of nothing. Paper presented at DIY Citizenship Symposium

From slave trade tours, music videos, activist documentary and independent journalism, Bristol has a vibrant tradition of DIY culture which links creativity to civic engagement and personal and social impacts. This talk draws on a range of examples... Read More about The bold agency of making something out of nothing.

Positioning education within community media (2010)
Book Chapter
Sobers, S. (2010). Positioning education within community media. In K. Howley (Ed.), Understanding Community Media, 188. Sage Publications, Inc

Looking at how educational activities contribute to the broader community media sector, and discussing the impacts of involvement for young people in media arts activity.

Positioning education within community media (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2008, August). Positioning education within community media. Paper presented at OurMedia Conference 7

Looking at how educational activities contribute to the broader community media sector, and discussing the impacts of involvement for young people in media arts activity.

Blueboard: Story of a creative media residency project: 4 companies / 11 schools (2008)
Book
Sobers, S. (2008). S. Thomson (Ed.), Blueboard: Story of a creative media residency project: 4 companies / 11 schools. Community Media South West (CMSW)

This publication offers an introduction to some ways in which partnership work between creative media practitioners and schools, can enhance the learning opportunties of children and young people. The Blueboard publication aims to share the key lear... Read More about Blueboard: Story of a creative media residency project: 4 companies / 11 schools.

Consequences and coincidences: A case study of experimental play in media literacy (2008)
Journal Article
Sobers, S. (2008). Consequences and coincidences: A case study of experimental play in media literacy. Journal of Media Practice, 9(1), 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.9.1.53_1

This article will discuss the way children across three schools in Bristol, United Kingdom have been engaged in a unique short film experiment. The video project they were involved with aimed to inspire the young participants to actively consider not... Read More about Consequences and coincidences: A case study of experimental play in media literacy.