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What Matters in America



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Compact in both page count and trim size, What Matters in America'sthemes examine popular culture topics and provide a sufficient number of selections to make sure topics are given with adequate depth. Television Violence, Racial Profiling, Capital Punishment and Gay Marriage. The anthology would be appropriate for readers interested on contemporary culture or popular culture.

Table of Contents

Reading and Writing Critically
Is the Internet Changing our Social Lives?
MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Sites: Hot Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Knowledge@Wharton Living Online: I'll
Have to Ask My Friends
Someone to Watch Over Me
Faceless on Facebook
Visual Connections: Screenshot of a Facebook page
Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissim
Topical Connections
Are there Limits to Personal Privacy?
Privacy Is Overrated
Invading Our Own Privacy
The Case for a National ID Card
National ID Cards: 5 Reasons Why They Should Be Rejected, ACLU
Visual Connections: Identity Theft
Blog Matters: Is It Legal for Employers to Use Facebook for Background Checking?
Smile! Yoursquo;re on Security Camera
Visual Connections: Flash Someonehellip
MBTA ad Topical Connections
How Does Advertising Influence Us?
A Brand by Any Other Name
Black Fridayhellip;Gray Thursday
On Sale at Old Navy: Cool Clothes for Identical Zombies!
With These Words I Can Sell You Anything
Sample Ads And Study Questions
ACLU Shell Oil
Visual Connections: Follow the Flock
Blog Matters: Scientists Find that Low Self-Esteem and Materialism Goes Hand in Hand
Topical Connections
Do the Media Promote a Culture of Fear?
Extreme Reality: How Media Coverage Exaggerates Risks and Dangers
The Female Fear Factor
Blog Matters: Growing up in a culture of fear: from Columbine to banning of MySpace
Violence on Television-What Do Children Learn?
What Can Parents Do?
American Psychological Association Hate Violence?
Turn It Off!
Visual Connections: Itrsquo;s a Scary World In Search of Notorious PhDs
Visual Connections: Young Jeezy
Do Campus Speech Codes Violate Studentsrsquo; Rights?
Free Inquiry? Not On Campus
Hate Cannot Be Tolerated
Censorship is Worse than Restricting Free Speech
The Dark Side of Web Anonymity
Academic Bill of Rights
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