Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture

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9780130831279: Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture

This popular culture reader helps students develop critical and analytical skills and write clear prose while immersing themselves in subjects they find interesting: advertising, television, popular music, technology, sports, and movies.

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From Barbie to the internet, this inherently interesting book spans a full range of pop culture topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and helps users develop their critical and analytical skills and write clear and effective prose while reading, thinking, and writing about television, pop music, movies, and other media-generated articfacts. Provides key reading and writing strategies, and detailed instruction in thinking critically and writing persuasively about pop-cultural issues. Features 'casebooks' on certain pop-cultural phenomena, such as the Barbie Doll, rap and hip-hop music, horror movies and virtual communities. Explores cyberculture, the internet, and the information revolution, and includes new essays on the 'pro-advertising' perspective, the pop/hip-hop group Rage Against the Machine, the popular sitcom 'Seinfeld', and more.For educators in English and Composition.

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