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Summary: This title contains:
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.
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.
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.
The Tribe Has Spoken, Rebecca Gardyn. Keeping It Real, Robert Samuels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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