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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|
|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|
|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|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|