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Common Culture : Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture,9780130850980

Common Culture : Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture

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Edition:
3rd
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9780130850980

ISBN10:
0130850985
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman composition courses. From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging text on pop culture helps students develop critical and analytical skills and write clear prose while reading, thinking, and writing about subjects they find inherently interesting. Spanning a full range of topics, it provides key reading and writing strategies, and contains essays addressing a topic generally and then explores related material in depth. In addition to the readings, each section begins with a catchy cultural artifact that leads students into a detailed introduction, discussion questions, essay topics, and suggestions for further reading and research.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture
1(35)
What Is Popular Culture?
2(2)
Why Study Popular Culture?
4(2)
Active Reading
6(1)
Strategies for Active Reading
7(1)
An Active Reading Casebook: Three Selections about Barbie
8(14)
Preparing to Read
9(1)
Reading and Annotating
9(1)
``Barbie's Shoes''
10(1)
Hilary Tham
Re-reading
10(1)
Reviewing
11(1)
Reading Pop Cultural Criticism
12(1)
``The Indignation of Barbie''
12(3)
John Leo
Reading Academic Analyses
15(1)
```Seen Through Rose-Tinted Glasses': The Barbie Doll in American Society''
15(7)
Marilyn Ferris Motz
The Writing Process
22(1)
Prewriting
22(4)
Freewriting
22(1)
Clustering
23(1)
Outlining
24(2)
Drafting
26(5)
Thesis and Thesis Statement
26(1)
Opening Paragraphs
27(1)
Supporting Paragraphs
28(1)
Evidence
28(2)
Conclusions
30(1)
Distancing
31(1)
Revising
32(1)
Revision Checklist
32(1)
Sample Student Essay
33(3)
``Role-Model Barbie: Now and Forever?''
33(3)
Carolyn Muhlstein
Advertising
36(116)
Approaches to Advertising
40(66)
``In the Shadow of the Image''
40(6)
Stuart
Elizabeth Ewen
``Masters of Desire''
46(14)
Jack Solomon
``Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals''
60(18)
Jib Fowles
``Minority Presence and Portrayal in Mainstream Magazine Advertising: An Update''
78(17)
Laurence Bowen
Jill Schmid
``What's Wrong with Advertising?''
95(11)
David Ogilvy
Images of Women and Men in Advertising
106(44)
``Media Mirrors''
106(9)
Carol Moog
``A Gentleman and a Consumer''
115(10)
Diane Barthel
``Getting Dirty''
125(8)
Mark Crispin Miller
``Sex, Lies, and Advertising''
133(17)
Gloria Steinem
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Advertising
150(1)
Internet Activities
151(1)
Television
152(91)
The Cultural Influences of Television
154(31)
``Spudding Out''
154(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``Television and Cultural Behavior''
157(9)
Conrad P. Kottak
``Life According to TV''
166(8)
Harry Waters
``Common Contemporary Themes''
174(11)
Paul Monaco
The Talk Show
185(26)
``Do Ask, Do Tell''
184(10)
Joshua Gamson
``The Talk Show's Lost Potential''
194(17)
Robin Andersen
The Soap Opera
211(29)
``Soaps Day and Night''
212(12)
Ronald Berman
``Soap Opera, Melodrama, and Women's Anger''
224(16)
Tania Modleski
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Television
240(1)
Internet Activities
241(2)
Popular Music
243(90)
Rock and Rap: Musical Controversies
245(53)
``Music''
245(12)
Allan Bloom
``Rock and Sexuality''
257(13)
Simon Frith
``The Rap on Rap''
270(11)
David Samuels
``Hip-Hop Nation: There's More to Rap than Just Rhythms and Rhymes''
281(13)
Melissa August
Leslie Everton Brice
Laird Harrison
Todd Murphy
David E. Thigpen
``All the Rage''
294(4)
Michael Crowley
Popular Music's Influence on Lifestyle
298(33)
``Popular Music: Emotional Use and Management''
298(12)
Alan Wells
``Punks in LA: It's Kiss or Kill''
310(12)
Jon Lewis
``Crossing Pop Lines: Attention to Latinos Is Overdue, But Sometimes Off-Target''
322(6)
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
``Dreaming America''
328(3)
Danyel Smith
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Popular Music
331(1)
Internet Activities
332(1)
Cyberculture
333(75)
Life on the Internet
336(23)
``Digital Soup''
336(6)
Jessica Heland
``Flamers: Cranks, Fetishists and Monomaniacs''
342(6)
Gary Chapman
``Free Speech for the Net: A Panel of Federal Judges Overturns the Communications Decency Act''
348(4)
Joshua Quittner
``Cyberpunk---Subculture or Mainstream?''
352(7)
McKenzie Wark
Virtual Communities
359(46)
``Cyberhood vs. Neighborhood''
359(7)
John Perry Barlow
``Virtuality and Its Discontents''
366(13)
Sherry Turkle
``Black Struggles in Cyberspace: Cyber Segregation and Cyber-Nazis''
379(15)
Colin Beckles
``We Are Geeks, and We Are Not Guys: The Systers Mailing List''
394(7)
L. Jean Camp
``On the Mailing List Systers''
401(4)
Anita Borg
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Cyberculture
405(1)
Internet Activities
406(2)
Sports
408(72)
The Role of Sports in America
410(29)
``So Much of the Joy Is Gone''
410(7)
Dick Schaap
``Sport and the American Dream''
417(5)
Jeffrey Schrank
``Jockpop: Popular Sports and Politics''
422(10)
James Combs
``Why Men Fear Women's Teams''
432(7)
Kate Rounds
Analyzing Sports
439(39)
``Seven Points on the Game of Football''
439(11)
Arthur Asa Berger
``Champion of the World''
450(3)
Maya Angelou
``The Black and White Truth about Basketball''
453(7)
Jeff Greenfield
``Alternative Masculinity and Its Effects on Gender Relations in the Subculture of Skateboarding''
460(18)
Becky Beal
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Sports
478(1)
Internet Activities
479(1)
Movies
480(57)
Moviemaking and Criticism
482(34)
``The Way We Are''
482(10)
Sydney Pollack
``Do the Right Thing Production Notes''
492(8)
Spike Lee
``As the World Turns''
500(4)
David Denby
``Film Criticism''
504(12)
Mark J. Schaefermeyer
The Horror Movie
516(19)
``Why We Crave Horror Movies''
516(3)
Stephen King
``Monster Movies: A Sexual Theory''
519(9)
Walter Evans
Nightmare on Elm Street: A Review and a Cultural Analysis
528(1)
``Review of Nightmare on Elm Street 5''
529(1)
Stephen Hunter
``Freddy Krueger: Twisted Role Model?''
530(5)
Douglas Heuck
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Movies
535(1)
Internet Activities
536(1)
Leisure
537(86)
Theories of Leisure
540(31)
``The Cult of Busyness''
540(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``Exercising the Brain''
543(6)
Jim Spring
``Exiting the Squirrel Cage''
549(8)
Juliet Schor
``The Problem of Leisure''
557(14)
Witold Rybczynski
Leisure Activities
571(46)
``Perils of the Princess: Gender and Genre in Video Games''
571(15)
Sharon R. Sherman
``Eight Ways of Looking at an Amusement Park''
586(17)
Russel B. Nye
``Mall Culture''
603(5)
Steven L. Shepherd
``Risk''
608(9)
Paul Roberts
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Leisure
617(2)
Internet Activities
619(4)
For Further Reading: A Common Culture Bibliography 623(10)
Acknowledgments 633(5)
Index by Rhetorical Mode 638(1)
Index by Academic Discipline 639(2)
Index by Author and Title 641


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