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Common Culture : Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture

Common Culture : Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0131825451

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Common Culture : Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131825451

Michael F. Petracca and Madeleine Sorapure

ISBN13: 978-0131825451
ISBN10: 0131825453
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging book on pop culture can help readers develop writing skills while reading and thinking about subjects they find inherently interesting. It contains essays addressing pop culture topics along with suggestions for further reading. Topics covered in the essays include advertising, television, popular music, cyberculture, sports, and movies. Because of its several comprehensive indices, this book is an excellent reference work for writers and analysts of popular culture.

Author Bio

Petracca, Michael F. : University of California, Santa Barbara


Sorapure, Madeleine : University of California, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

1. Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture

What Is Popular Culture
Why Study Popular Culture
Active Reading
Strategies for Active Reading
An Active Reading Casebook: Three Selections about Barbie
Preparing to Read
Reading and Annotating
Barbie's Shoes, Hilary Tham
Rereading
Reviewing
Reading Pop Cultural Criticism
The Indignation of Barbie, John Leo
Reading Academic Analysis
'Seen Through Rose-Tinted Glasses': The Barbie Doll in American Society, Marilyn Ferris Motz
Reading Images
Preparing to Read
Reading and Annotating
Re-reading
Reviewing
The Writing Process
Prewriting
Freewriting
Clustering
Outlining
Drafting
Thesis and Thesis Statement
Opening Paragraphs
Supporting Paragraphs
Evidence
Conclusions
Distancing
Revising
Revision Checklist
Writing Research on Popular Culture
Modern Language Association Documentation Format
American Psychological Association Documentation Format
Sample Student Essay
Role-Model Barbie: Now and Forever
Carolyn Muhlstein


2. Advertising

Approaches to Advertising
The Cult You're In, Kalle Lasn
Salespeak, Roy Fox
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals, Jib Fowles
How Advertising Informs to Our Benefit, John E. Calfee
Virtual Product Placement, Damian Ward Hey
Images of Women and Men in Advertising
You're Soaking In It, Jennifer L. Pozner
Getting Dirty, Mark Crispin Miller
Sex, Lies, and Advertising, Gloria Steinem
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Advertising

3. Television

The Cultural Influences of Television
Spudding Out, Barbara Ehrenreich
Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor, Robert Kubey & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Life According to TV, Harry Waters
Interactive Television: Is It Coming or Not
John Kelly
Interpreting Television
Reality TV
The Tribe Has Spoken, Rebecca Gardyn
Keeping It Real, Robert Samuels
The Simpsons
The Simpsons: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family, Paul A. Cantor
The Evolution of the Seven Deadly Sins: From God to the Simpsons, Lisa Frank
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Television


4. Popular Music

Stars and Fans: Constructions of Culture and Counter-Culture
I'm Just a Louisiana Girl: The Southern World of Britney Spears, Gavin James Campbell
Napster: Catalyst for a New Industry or Just Another Dot. com
Michael Slinger and Amy Hillman
Marilyn Manson and the Apt Pupils of Littleton, Gary Burns
Deadheads Yesterday and Today: An Audience Study, Melissa McCray Pattacini
Rap and Hip-Hop: A Casebook
Hip-Hop Nation: There's More to Rap Than Just Rhythms and Rhymes, Melissa August, Leslie Everton Brice, Laird Harrison, Todd Murphy, & David E. Thigpen
The Miseducation of Hip-Hop, Evelyn Jamilah
Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, Polly E. McLean
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Popular Music


5. Cyberculture

Virtual Selves and Communities
The Self in the Age of Information, Kenneth Gergen
Cyberhood vs
Neighborhood, John Perry Barlow
Virtuality and Its Discontents, Sherry Turkle
Black Struggles in Cyberspace: Cyber-Segregation and Cyber-Nazis, Colin Beckles
Cybereducation
The Learning Revolution, Claudia Wallis
Virtual Students, Digital Classroom, Neil Postman
Undergraduate Teaching in the Electronic Age, Richard A. Lanham
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Cyberculture

6. Sports

The Role of Sports in America
The Sports Market Is Looking Soggy, John D. Solomon
The Next Generation in Sport: Y, Choonghoon Lim & Douglas Michele Turco
Why Men Fear Women's Teams, Kate Rounds
Analyzing Sports
The Sociology of Sport, T. R. Young
Geographical Relocation, Suicide, and Homicide, Robert M. Fernquist
Champion of the World, Maya Angelou
Tiger Time: The Wonder of an American Hero, Jay Nordlinger
Life on the Edge, William Dowell and the Editors of TimeMagazine
Risk, Paul Roberts
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Sports


7. Movies

Moviemaking Film Criticism
The Way We Are, Sydney Pollack
Film Criticism, Mark J. Schaefermeyer
Film Criticism in America Today: A Critical Symposium, The Editors of Cineaste
The Horror Movie
Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King
Monster Movies: A Sexual Theory, Walter Evans
The Blair Witch Project Project, J.P. Telotte
The 'Witchcraft' of Media Manipulation: Pamela and The Blair Witch Project, Martin Harris
Additional Suggestions for Writing about Movies
For Further Reading: A Popular Culture Bibliography
Index by Rhetorical Mode
Index by Academic Discipline
Index by Author and Title

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