Beyond the sugar skull: a critical discourse analysis of Mexican art lessons on Pinterest
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This study is motivated by two research questions: (1) What criteria does an elementary school art teacher apply when searching “Mexican art lessons” on Pinterest? (2) What kinds of pins and pinboards are available to online users who search “Mexican art lessons” on Pinterest? To examine these questions, an instrumental case study (Yin, 2009) was designed in order to collect data in the form of pins and a semi-structured interview with the selected participant. The findings reveal that the art educator applies her previous familiarity of Latin American art to find culturally authentic pins and pinboards on Mexican art. Additionally, these pins and pinboards that are available feature images of artworks derived from the Oaxaca-Mexican folk art culture, influencing the art teacher’s decision to select certain pins over others for her lesson.