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Reading Culture : Contexts for Critical Reading and Writing

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Edition:
6th
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9780321391698

ISBN10:
0321391691
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Longman
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Summary

Acclaimed for its compelling readings and provocative images, Reading Culture provides students with outstanding instruction on how to read and write critically about the culture that surrounds them. Benefits by examining how culture organizes social experiences andshapes our identities. Reading the News, Storytelling, Topics on work, Public Space readings. General Interest, Improving Writing

Table of Contents

Visual Resources xi
Alternate Contents xiii
Preface xvi
Introduction: Reading Culture 1(2)
Reading Culture---Getting Started
3(1)
Raymond Williams, ``Culture Is Ordinary''
4(3)
A Guide to Visual Analysis
7(6)
Reading the News
13(51)
Where Do People Get Their News?
14(1)
``Young America's News Source: Jon Stewart''
14(4)
Reading Visual Displays of Information
18(3)
Reading Television News
21(10)
Analyzing Content and Audience in Television News
22(1)
Terms to Keep in Mind as You Read Television News
23(3)
Analyzing Visual and Verbal Codes
26(2)
A Guide to Visual and Verbal Codes
28(3)
Reading Newspapers
31(5)
The Look of the Front Page: Analyzing Visual Design
32(3)
Continuing News: Covering a Story
35(1)
Reading About the News: Reporting War
36(2)
Reading Strategies
36(1)
Knowing What You Read
37(1)
The New York Times Editors, ``The Times and Iraq''
38(4)
Amy Goodman and David Goodman, ``Un-Embed the Media''
42(1)
Aaron Barnhart, ``Embedded Journalists Offer Riveting Reporting''
43(1)
Joe Sacco, ``Complacency Kills''
44(9)
Wired Culture: Reporting War in the Blogosphere
53(5)
Howard Kurtz, ```Webloggers' Signing On as War Correspondents''
53(3)
Reading Web Sites
56(2)
Frank Rich, ``The Nightly Nascar News: Anchorman Get Your Gun''
58(4)
Writing About the News
62(1)
Looking Ahead
63(1)
Generations
64(65)
Gloria Naylor, ``Kiswana Browne''
66(8)
Arlie Russell Hochschild, ``Gen (Fill in the Blank): Coming of Age, Seeking an Identity''
74(4)
Thomas Hine, ``Goths in Tomorrowland''
78(6)
Sharon Jayson, ``It's Time to Grow Up---Later''
84(4)
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, ``Trapped in Decline Culture''
88(3)
Wired Culture: Instant Messaging
91(3)
Conor Boyland, ``Confessions of an Instant Messenger''
92(2)
Perspectives: The New Momism: Interviews with Susan J. Douglas and Judith Warner
94(12)
The Mommy Mystique: An Interview with Susan J. Douglas by Amy Reiter
95(5)
Mommy Madness: An Interview with Judith Warner by Katy Read
100(6)
Classic Reading
Margaret Mead, ``We Are All Third Generation''
106(8)
Visual Culture: Representations of Youth Culture in Movies
114(6)
James Gilbert, ``Juvenile Delinquency Films''
114(6)
Film Clip: Hollywood Stars: Brando, Dean, and Monroe
120(2)
Fieldwork: Ethnographic Interviews
122(6)
Susan D. Craft, Daniel Cavicchi, and Charles Keil, ``My Music''
122(6)
Mining the Archive: Life Magazine
128(1)
Schooling
129(69)
Theodore R. Sizer, ``What High School Is''
131(8)
Leon Botstein, ``Let Teenagers Try Adulthood''
139(3)
Mike Rose, ``Crossing Boundaries''
142(7)
Thinking About Textbooks: Sex Education
149(1)
Min-zhan Lu, ``From Silence to Words: Writing as Struggle''
150(10)
June Jordan, ``Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordan''
160(10)
Wired Culture: PowerPoint
170(3)
Edward R. Tufte, ``PowerPoint Is Evil''
170(3)
Perspectives: Gender Gap
173(7)
Lawrence Summers Remarks on Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce (Web link)
174(1)
Katha Pollitt, ``Summers of Our Discontent''
174(2)
Christina Hoff Sommers, ``Where Do Boys Fit In?''
176(4)
Classic Reading
Lisa Delpit, ``Skills and Other Dilemmas of a Progressive Black Educator''
180(6)
Visual Culture: Picturing Schooldays
186(4)
Film Clip: Reading and Writing About Film: Reviews, Histories, Criticism
190(2)
Fieldwork: Classroom Observation
192(5)
Observations and Conclusions from ``Cross-Curricular Underlife: A Collaborative Report on Ways with Academic Words''
194(3)
Mining the Archive: Textbooks from the Past
197(1)
Images
198(52)
Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen, ``In the Shadow of the Image''
205(6)
Suggestions for Reading Advertising
210(1)
Michael F. Jacobson and Laurie Anne Mazur, ``The Iron Maiden: How Advertising Portrays Women''
211(8)
Visual Essay: Reading the Gaze---Gender Roles in Advertising
219(4)
Visual Essay: Rewriting the Image
223(4)
Visual Essay: Public Health Messages
227(4)
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, ``When You Meet Estella Smart, You Been Met!''
231(4)
Wired Culture: Photographic Truth in a Digital Age
235(3)
Brian Bergstein, ``Digital Photography Poses Thorny Issues for Justice System
236(2)
Classic Reading
James Agee, ``A Way of Seeing: An Introduction to the Photographs of Helen Levitt''
238(6)
Film Clip: Storyboarding: Editing and Camera Work
244(4)
Camera Work and Editing: Some Useful Terms
247(1)
Fieldwork: Taking Inventory of Images
248(1)
Mining the Archive: Advertising Through the Ages
249(1)
Style
250(46)
Dick Hebdige, ``Style in Revolt: Revolting Style''
252(4)
Visual Essay: Graphic Design in Rock Culture
256(3)
Theme Parties
259(7)
Mark Lawson, ``The Very Nasty Party''
260(1)
Shana Pearlman, ``Mistaken Identity: The Peril of Theme Parties''
261(3)
Gregg Easterbrook, ``The Axle of Evil''
264(2)
Visual Essay: American Car Culture
266(2)
Wired Culture: iPods
268(6)
Rob Walker, ``The Aura''
269(2)
Andrew Sullivan, ``Society Is Dead: We Have Retreated into the iWorld''
271(3)
Perspectives: Branding
274(14)
Naomi Klein, ``No Logo''
274(9)
The Economist, ``Who's Wearing the Trousers?''
283(5)
Film Clip: Makeup and Costumes: Monsters and the Middle Ages
288
Visual Essay: Tibor Kalman, ``Sweet-Talking Spaghetti Sauce: How to Read a Label''
268(24)
Classic Reading
Roland Barthes, ``The Face of Garbo''
292(3)
Mining the Archive: Race and Branding
295(1)
Public Space
296(48)
Tina McElroy Ansa, ``The Center of the Universe''
298(3)
John Fiske, ``Shopping for Pleasure: Malls, Power, and Resistance''
301(5)
Murphy Davis, ``Woodruff Park and the Search for Common Ground''
306(3)
Eva Sperling Cockcroft and Holly Barnet-Sanchez, ``Signs from the Heart: California Chicano Murals''
309(6)
Wired Culture: Cell Phone Space
315(4)
Annie Nakao, ``Cell Phone Etiquette: Shut up, Already!''
315(4)
Perspectives: Public Roadsides, Private Grief: Roadside Memorials and Public Policy
319(6)
L. Anne Newell, ``Roadside Crosses: Centuries-Old Tradition Can Stir Controversy''
320(2)
Jeff Burlew, ``Memorials Cause Controversy''
322(3)
Classic Reading
Jane Jacobs, ``The Uses of Sidewalks---Safety''
325(8)
Visual Culture: The Troubled Landscape
333(6)
Jason Berry and Richard Misrach, ``Cancer Alley: The Poisoning of the American South''
334(5)
Film Clip: Analyzing Set Design: Cities in Decay
339(1)
Fieldwork: Observing the Uses of Public Space
340(1)
Mining the Archive: Take a Walking Tour
341(3)
Storytelling
344(53)
Patricia Hampl, ``Red Sky in the Morning''
346(4)
Jan Harold Brunvand, ```The Hook' and Other Teenage Horrors''
350(8)
Patricia A. Turner, ``I Heard It Through the Grapevine''
358(6)
Michael Chabon, ``The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay''
364(5)
Wired Culture: Video Games and Storytelling
369(3)
Tom Loftus, ``Bringing Emotions to Video Games''
369(3)
Perspectives: Film Reviews: The Case of Spider-Man 2
372(6)
Todd Gilchrist, ``Spider-Man 2''
373(2)
Roger Ebert, ``Spider-Man 2''
375(3)
Classic Reading
Robert Warshow, ``The Gangster as Tragic Hero''
378(4)
Visual Culture: The Graphic Novel: Reader Participation
382(10)
Marjane Satrapi, ``The Veil''
382(10)
Film Clip: Book to Film: The Adaptation
392(1)
Fieldwork: Writing a Questionnaire
393(2)
Mining the Archive: Comic Strips and Comic Books
395(2)
Work
397(49)
Sandra Cisneros, ``The First Job''
399(1)
Martin Espada, ``Alabanza: In Praise of Local 400''
400(3)
Scott Adams, ``The Dilbert Principle''
403(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich, ``Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America''
406(7)
Wired Culture: Business in Bangalore
413(5)
Thomas L. Friedman, ``The Great Indian Dream''
413(2)
David Moberg, ``Hi-Tech Hijack: Corporations Ramp Up Offshoring of IT Service Jobs''
415(3)
Perspectives: Sweatshop Economy
418(6)
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, ``Two Cheers for Sweatshops''
418(3)
Tom Hayden and Charles Kernaghan, ``Pennies an Hour and No Way Up''
421(3)
Classic Reading
Tillie Olson, ``I Stand Here Ironing''
424(5)
Visual Culture: Reading Documentary Photography
429(7)
Charles Bowden, ``Camera of Dirt''
430(6)
Film Clip: Film Documentary and the Narrator
436(1)
Fieldwork: Reconstructing the Network of a Workplace
437(7)
James P. Spradley and Brenda J. Mann, ``The Cocktail Waitress''
438(6)
Mining the Archive: Lewis Hine and the Social Uses of Photography
444(2)
History
446(75)
Mary Gordon, ``More Than Just a Shrine: Paying Homage to the Ghosts of Ellis Island''
448(4)
Michel-Rolph Trouillot, ``October 12, 1492''
452(5)
Jane Tompkins, ```Indians': Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History''
457(14)
Christopher Phillips, ``Necessary Fictions: Warren Neidich's Early American Cover-Ups''
471(2)
Visual Essay: Warren Neidich, ``Contra Curtis: Early American Cover-Ups''
473(3)
Loren Baritz, ``God's Country and American Know-How''
476(6)
Niall Ferguson, ``The Empire Slinks Back''
482(6)
Wired Culture: Virtual and Real
488(5)
Marita Sturken, ``The Television Image: The Immediate and the Virtual''
488(5)
Perspectives: George W. Bush's Second Inaugural Address
493(9)
Second Inaugural Address, January 17, 2005
494(3)
Peggy Noonan, ``Way Too Much God: Was the President's Speech a Case of `Mission Inebriation'?''
497(2)
Tristram Hunt, ``Historians in Cahoots''
499(3)
Classic Reading
Frederick Jackson Turner, ``The Significance of the Frontier in American History''
502(4)
Visual Culture: Photographing History
506(4)
Alan Trachtenberg, ``Reading American Photographs''
509(1)
Visual Essay: The Iraq Invasion and Occupation
510(4)
Film Clip: Film Genres: The Western
514(1)
Fieldwork: Oral History
514(4)
Studs Terkel, ``The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two''
515(3)
Mining the Archive: Local Museums and Historical Societies
518(3)
Living in a Postcolonial World
521(64)
Classroom Scenes
522(8)
Jamaica Kincaid, ``Columbus in Chains''
522(5)
A. Suresh Canagarajah, ``An English Lesson in Sri Lanka''
527(3)
Visual Essay: Samuel Fosso, Self-Portraits
530(3)
Amitava Kumar, ``Passport Photos''
533(10)
Gloria Anzaldua, ``How to Tame a Wild Tongue''
543(8)
Laura Auricchio, ``Works in Translation: Ghada Amer's Hybrid Pleasures''
551(6)
Wired Culture: Transnational Networks
557(5)
World Social Forum, ``Call from Social Movements''
558(4)
Perspectives: Bob Marley, Reggae, and Rastas
562(13)
Anthony Bogues, ``Get Up, Stand Up: The Redemptive Poetics of Bob Marley''
563(6)
Robert Palmer, ``One Love''
569(6)
Classic Reading
W. E. B. Du Bois, ``The Souls of Our Striving''
575(6)
Visual Culture: Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Pena: Postcolonial Representation
581(2)
Film Clip: Film Genres: Bollywood
583(1)
Mining the Archive: Nineteenth-Century Orientalist Painting
584(1)
Credits 585(4)
Index 589


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