Reading Culture : Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Longman
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Acclaimed for its compelling readings and provocative images,Reading Cultureprovides students with outstanding instruction on how to read and write critically about the culture that surrounds them.

Table of Contents

Analyzing Literacy Events
What Is Literacy?
Sylvia Scribner
Literacy in Three Metaphors
Literacy Campaign Posters
Page to Screen: Print Culture and Digital Media
Gunther Kress fromLiteracy in the New Media Wge
Words, Images, and the Design of the Page
Chaos in the Crescent City
Literacy Narratives
from One Writer's Beginnings
Malcolm X
from Autobiography of Malcolm X
Conor Boyland
Confessions of an Instant Messenger
Analyzing Literacy Events
Shirley Brice Heath
Talk is the thing
Note-Passing: Struggles for Status
The Assignment: Writing an Analysis of a Literacy Event
Sample Student Papers
Petitioning the Powers
Please, order whatever you want
I insist': Ordering Meals at the Burning Spear Country Club as a Literacy Event
Gen (Fill in the Blank): Coming of Age and Seeking an Identit
Goths in Tomorrowlan
Pew Research Report, A Portrait of Generation Next': How Young People View their Lives, Future, and Politic
My Satirical Sel
Making Connections: Where Generations Meet
Once More to the Lak
Kiswana Brow
The Problem with Youth Activis
We Are All Third Generatio
Visual Culture-Representations of Youth Culture in Movies
Juvenile Delinquency Film
Film Clip-Hollywood Stars: Brando, Dean, and Monroe
Fieldwork-Ethnographic Interviews
My Musi
Mining The Archive-Life
What High School Is
Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work
Visual Essay: Analyzing College Viewbooks
Making Connections: Memories of Home and School
The Achievement of Desire
From Silence to Words: Writing as Struggle
Credentialing vs Educating
Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordan
Visual Culture: Picturing Schooldays
Film Clip: Reading and Writing about Film
Reviews, Histories, Criticism
Fieldwork: Classroom Observations
Cross-Curricular Underlif
Mining the Archive: Textbooks from the Past
In the Shadow of the Imag
When You Meet Estella Smart, You Been Met
Suggestions for Reading Advertising
Making Connections: Images of Gender
Ways of Seein
The Female Nude: Surfaces of Desir
Visual Essay
Reading the Gaze: Gender Roles in Advertising (new visuals)
Visual Essay
Public Health Messages
Suggestions for Creating Print Ads from Adbusters
Icons: Fact, Fiction, or Metaphor
Visual Essay
Rewriting the Image
Film Clip
Camera Work: Optical Point-of-View
Camera Work and Editing: Some Useful Terms
Taking Inventory
Mining the Archive: Advertising Through the Ages
Style in Revolt: Revolting Style
Visual Essay: Graphic Design in Rock Culture
Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Making Connections: Theme Parties
The Very Nasty Party
Mistaken Identity: The Peril of Theme Parties
Visual Essay: Street Fashion(Lolo Veleko)
Making Connections: Geek Culture
The Alpha Geeks
Who's a Nerd, Anyway
Geek Love
Visual Essay: Reading Labels, Selling Water
Film Clip: Makeup and Costumes: Monsters and the Middle Wges
Mining the Archive: Race and Branding
Public Space
The Center of the Univers
Caring for the Wood
Shopping for Pleasure: Malls, Power, and Resistanc
Fortress Los Angele
Signs from the Heart: California Chicano Mural
Visual Essay: Graffiti Politics-Claiming Interpretive Space
Banksy, Wall and Piec
Making Connections: Public Roadsides
Roadside Crosses: Centuries-Old Tradition Can Stir Controvers
Memorials Cause Controvers
Visual Culture
The Troubled Landscape
Cancer Alley: The Poisoning of the American Sout
Film Clip
Analyzing Set Design: Cities in Decay
Observing the Uses of Public Space
Mining the Archive
Take a Walking Tour
Red Sky in the Mornin
Making Connections: Urban Legends
The Hook'
And Other Teenage Horror
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Why Heather Can Writ
The Shootout Over Hidden Meanings in Video Game
The Gangster as Tragic Hero
Making Connections: Film Reviews: The Case ofHancock
Able to Leap Tall Buildings, Even if Hungove
Desperate Me
Visual Culture: The Graphic Novel: Reader Participation
The Vei
Film Clip: The Art of Adaptation
Fieldwork: Writing a Questionnaire
Mining the Archive:Comic Strips and Comic Books
The First Jo
I Stand Here Ironin
Our Little Women Proble
Visual Essay: Working Class Heroes
The Real Story of the Superheroe
Making Connections: Offshoring the Great American Dream
The Great Indian Drea
High Tech Hi-Jac
Worked and Overworke
Visual Culture: Reading Documentary Photography
Camera of Dir
Film Clip: Film Documentary and the Role of the Narrator
Fieldwork: Restructuring the Network of a Workplace
The Cocktail Waitres
Mining the Archive: Lewis Hine and the Social Uses of Photography
More Than Just a Shrine: Paying Homage to the Ghosts of Ellis Island
Making a Memory of War: Building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Reading American Photographs
Visual Essay: American Photographs
Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History
Necessary Fictions: Warren Neidach's Early American Cover-Ups
Visual Essay: Warren Neidach, Contra Curtis
Early American Cover-Ups
Making Connections: Two Speeches on Race and Racism in the United States
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July
A More Perfect Union
Visual Culture: Representations of War
The Television Image: The Immediate and the Virtual
Visual Essay: The Iraq War and Occupation
Film Clips: Film Genres The Western
Fieldwork: Oral History
The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two
Mining the Archive: Local Museum and Historical Societies
Living in a Transnational World
Passport Photos
Making Connections: Colonized and Colonizer
Columbus in Chains
Shooting an Elephant
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Arts of the Contact Zon
Photos: Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the Wes
Le chef qui a vendu l'Afrique aux colons
Works in Translation: Ghada Amer's Hybrid Pleasures
Traveling Barbie
Visual Culture: Transnational Solidarity
Film Clips: Bollywood
Mining the Archive
Century Orientalism
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