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Reading Culture : Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing,9780321081117

Reading Culture : Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321081117

ISBN10:
0321081110
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley
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Summary

Reading Culture is the original cultural studies-based reader. Now in its fourth edition, this widely used text continues to challenge students with provocative readings, images, writing assignments, and fieldwork projects. In addition to an updated case study of talk television, this edition of Reading Culture includes a second case study which draws on both print and internet resources to examine debates on the meaning and the consequences of the Columbine High School shootings. As with previous editions, Reading Culture continues to include instruction for reading and evaluating visual messages, for conducting micro-ethnographies, and for writing about the culture of everyday life.

Table of Contents

Visual Resources xiii
Alternate Contents xvii
Rhetorical Contents xxi
Preface xxv
Reading Culture Introduction 1(4)
Reading and Writing About Culture: The Case of Daytime Talk TV
5(36)
Visual Culture: Watching Daytime Talk TV
7(9)
Fieldwork: Listening to Viewers
16(4)
Checking Out the Web
20(3)
``Announcing a Public Campaign Against Select Day-Time Television Talk Shows''
23(2)
William Bennett
``Coming Out After Oprah''
25(4)
Vicki Abt
Leonard Mustazza
``How Jenny Jones Saved My Life. Why William Bennett Is Wrong About Trash TV''
29(5)
Donna Gaines
``Bring in the Noise''
34(3)
Ellen Willis
Writing About the Culture of Daytime Talk TV
37
Extending Your Investigations: TV Tabloid Journalism
30(1)
Conclusion
30(10)
Mining the Archive: Print Tabloids
40(1)
Generations
41(67)
Reading the Culture of Generations
42(1)
``Kiswana Browne''
43(8)
Gloria Naylor
``Fortunate Son''
51(9)
Dave Marsh
``Youth and American Identity''
60(3)
Lawrence Grossberg
``Teenage Wasteland''
63(5)
Donna Gaines
``Goths in Tomorrowland''
68(6)
Thomas Hine
Perspectives: Making Sense of the Littleton Shootings
74(11)
``The Gunfire Dialogues: Notes on the Reality of Virtuality''
74(4)
Thomas de Zengotita
``More from the Hellmouth: Kids Tell About Rage''
78(7)
Jon Katz
Checking Out the Web
85(2)
Reading Websites
87(4)
Visual Culture: Representations of Youth Culture in Movies
91(7)
``Juvenile Delinquency Films''
93(5)
James Gilbert
Fieldwork: Ethnographic Interviews
98(8)
``My Music''
99(6)
Susan D. Craft
Daniel Cavicchi
Charles Keil
Fieldwork Project
105(1)
Editing
105(1)
Writing an Introduction
106(1)
Mining the Archive: Life Magazine
106(2)
Schooling
108
Reading the Culture of Schooling
110(1)
``What High School Is''
110(9)
Theodore R. Sizer
Checking Out the Web
119(1)
``Let Teenagers Try Adulthood''
119(3)
Leon Botstein
``Crossing Boundaries''
122(8)
Mike Rose
``A Real Meritocracy''
130(6)
Nicholas Lemann
``Note-Passing: Struggles for Status''
136(5)
Margaret J. Finders
``From Silence to Words: Writing as Struggle''
141(10)
Min-zhan Lu
``Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordan''
151(11)
June Jordan
Visual Culture: Picturing Schooldays
162(4)
Vectors
162(1)
Perspective
163(3)
Fieldwork: Classroom Observation
166(6)
Field Log
167(1)
Background
167(1)
Field Notes
167(1)
Analysis
167(1)
Writing the Report
168(1)
Introduction
168(1)
Method
168(1)
Observations
168(1)
Conclusions
168(1)
Observations and Conclusions from ``Cross-Curricular Underlife: A Collaborative Report on Ways with Academic Words''
168(4)
Worth Andreson
Mining the Archive: Textbooks from the Past
172(1)
Images
173(5)
Reading Images
178(2)
``In the Shadow of the Image''
180(6)
Stuart
Elizabeth Ewen
``Sex as Symbol in Fashion Advertising'' and ``Analyzing Signs and Sign Systems''
186(7)
Arthur Asa Berger
``Beauty...and the Beast of Advertising''
193(3)
Jean Kilbourne
Visual Essay: It's a Woman Thing
196(8)
Checking Out the Web
204(1)
Visual Essay: Public Health Messages
204(7)
Visual Essay: Rewriting the Image
211(5)
Visual Essay: ``Period Styles: A Graphic History of Punctuation''
216(9)
Ellen Lupton
J. Abbott Miller
Visual Essay: The Look of the Page
225(4)
Mining the Archive: Advertising Through the Ages
229(1)
Style
230(41)
Reading Style
231(1)
``Clothes Make the Man''
232(4)
Marjorie Garber
``Dress as Success: Joolz''
236(4)
Wendy Chapkis
Checking Out the Web
240(1)
Perspectives: The Politics of Style
240(12)
``In the Kitchen''
240(5)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
``Straightening Our Hair''
245(7)
bell hooks
``Dress for Success''
252(5)
John Molloy
``Style in Revolt: Revolting Style''
257(4)
Dick Hebdige
Visual Culture: Pumping Up
261(5)
``The Male Nude''
262(4)
Richard Leppert
Fieldwork: Writing a Questionnaire
266(4)
Mining the Archive: Fashion in History
270(1)
Public Space
271(43)
Reading the Culture of Public Space
273(1)
``The First Morning'' and ``Labor Day''
273(6)
Edward Abbey
``Borders''
279(4)
Barry Lopez
``Shopping for Pleasure: Malls, Power, and Resistance''
283(4)
John Fiske
Checking Out the Web
287(1)
``Big Mall's Curfew Raises Questions of Rights and Bias''
288(4)
Robyn Meredith
``Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space''
292(6)
Mike Davis
``Signs from the Heart: California Chicano Murals''
298(7)
Eva Sperling Cockcroft
Holly Barnet-Sanchez
``Remember When Public Space Didn't Carry Brand Names?''
305(3)
Eric Liu
Visual Culture: Claiming Interpretive Space
308(3)
Fieldwork: Collaborating on an Observation of Public Space
311(2)
Mining the Archive: Take a Walking Tour
313(1)
Storytelling
314(54)
Reading the Culture of Storytelling
315(1)
``No Name Woman''
316(8)
Maxine Hong Kingston
```The Hook' and Other Teenage Horrors''
324(8)
Jan Harold Brunvand
Checking Out the Web
332(1)
``Why We Crave Horror Movies''
333(3)
Stephen King
``The Gangster as Tragic Hero''
336(4)
Robert Warshow
Perspectives: Ally McBeal
340(5)
``Razor Thin, But Larger Than Life''
340(2)
Karen Durbin
``What's the Deal, McBeal?''
342(3)
Andi Zeisler
``In Praise of Roseanne''
345(6)
Elayne Rapping
``TV Families: Three Generations of Packaged Dreams''
351(9)
Ella Taylor
Visual Culture: Television Sitcoms
360(2)
Fieldwork: The Active Audience
362(5)
``Television Fans''
362(4)
Henry Jenkins
Fieldwork Project
366(1)
Mining the Archive: Comic Strips and Comic Books
367(1)
Work
368(47)
Reading the Culture of Work
369(1)
``The First Job''
370(2)
Sandra Cisneros
Perspectives: Downsizing the Workforce
372(6)
``Downsizing Isn't All That Heartless''
373(1)
Robert J. Samuelson
``Fighting for a Decent Wage''
374(4)
Manning Marable
``Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America''
378(7)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``The Overworked American''
385(5)
Juliet B. Schor
``Work: the Great Escape''
390(9)
Arlie Russell Hochschild
``The Dilbert Principle''
399(4)
Scott Adams
Checking Out the Web
403(1)
Visual Culture: Lewis Hine and the Social Uses of Photography
403(4)
Fieldwork: Reconstructing the Network of a Workplace
407(7)
``The Cocktail Waitress''
407(5)
James P. Spradley
Brenda J. Mann
Fieldwork Project
412(2)
Mining the Archive: Sweatshop Fashion
414(1)
History
415(73)
Reading History
417(1)
``More Than Just a Shrine: Paying Homage to the Ghosts of Ellis Island''
418(4)
Mary Gordon
``Columbus in Chains''
422(5)
Jamaica Kincaid
```Indians': Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History''
427(14)
Jane Tompkins
Perspectives: Interpreting the Vietnam War
441(11)
``The Tragedy of Vietnam''
442(2)
George B. Tindall
David E. Shi
``God's Country and American Know-How''
444(8)
Loren Baritz
Checking Out the Web
452(1)
``When Heaven and Earth Changed Places''
453(4)
Le Ly Hayslip
``Private First Class Reginald `Malik' Edwards''
457(9)
Wallace Terry
``Making a Memory of War: Building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial''
466(9)
Kristin Ann Hass
Visual Culture: Photographing History
475(5)
``Reading American Photographs''
479(1)
Alan Trachtenberg
Reading Photographs for History
480(1)
Visual Essay: The Vietnam War
480(4)
Fieldwork: Oral History
484(3)
Choosing a Subject
485(1)
Interviewing
485(1)
Writing the Oral History
485(1)
Fieldwork Project
486(1)
Mining the Archive: Local Museums and Historical Societies
487(1)
Multicultural America
488(66)
Reading Multicultural America
489(1)
``America: The Multinational Society''
490(4)
Ishmael Reed
``Miami: City on the Edge''
494(6)
Alejandro Portes
Alex Stepick
``How to Tame a Wild Tongue''
500(8)
Gloria Anzaldua
``Home Is Where the `Han' Is: A Korean American Perspective on the Los Angeles Upheavals''
508(14)
Elaine H. Kim
``Arts of the Contact Zone''
522(12)
Mary Louis Pratt
Perspectives: The Hip-Hop Nation
534(9)
``A Land with Rhythm and Beats For All''
534(4)
Neil Strauss
``In the End, Black Men Must Lead''
538(5)
Toure
Case Study: English Only Legislation
543(8)
Proposition 63, California State Ballot, 1986
543(5)
Visual Culture: Language Police
548(3)
Checking Out the Web
551(1)
Mining the Archive: The Old Immigration, 1840-1920
552(2)
Credits 554(6)
Index 560


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