Part 1 Critical pedagogy and interventionist texts: the uses of culture - canon formation, postcolonial literature and the multicultural project, Cameron McCarthy et al; kinderculture - the cultural studies of childhood, Shirley Steinberg; reflections on homeless work time, M. Casey Condon. Part 2 The media sexuality and civil rights: a syntax of motion - time, space and television, C.W. Kaha; paranoid fictions - conspiracy theory, JFK and the nightmare on Elm Street continued, John Orr; HVC in the mass media - the unbearable absence of meaning, Gary Krug; (re)figuring homosexuality - "real minorities" and civil rights - a textual analysis of Colorado for family values' amendment two tabloid, Harry C. Denny; AIDS resistance and remembrance - MTV's tribute to and reframing of Pedro Zamora, Harry C. Denny. Part 3 Mother stories: my mother's car, Michael Mcall; are you my alma mater? Laurel Richardson; the infant's first step, Patricia T. Clough; "I love Lucy", Norman K. Denzin. Part 4 Auto-ethnography experimental texts and new theory: concatenations - three lives..to be continued, Robert Rinehart; the loneliest whistle is the whistle of a train - auto-ethnography with photographs, Richard Quinney; reading the news in the age of postmodern mass media - gang murders in the Los Angeles Times, Wayne Martin Mellinger; beyond the text - the sociality of image-based viewing practices, Ron Lembo; reading the male experience of rock music - four songs about women, Joseph A. Kotarba.