ISBN13:978-1428205062 ISBN10: 1428205063 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-1428230828 ISBN10: 1428230823
Summary: Why bring pop culture into the composition classroom? Because it's something you know and can get passionate about. THE POP CULTURE ZONE: WRITING CRITICALLY ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE focuses on your relationship with pop culture--such as film, television, popular books, and advertisements--and how that relationship can help you become a more critical reader and writer. The authors of this book use pop culture as the bridge between your life and the critical reading, thin
king, and writing that are part of freshman composition to help you learn the rules of formal writing as well as more familiar forms of persuasion. You'll learn to summarize your views effectively, listen to viewpoints that are different from your own, compare and contrast, and present ideas in a way that creates a continuing conversation of ideas.
Summary: Why bring pop culture into the composition classroom? Because it's something you know and can get passionate about. THE POP CULTURE ZONE: WRITING CRITICALLY ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE focuses on your relationship with pop culture--such as film, television, popular books, and advertisements--and how that relationship can help you become a more critical reader and writer. The authors of this book use pop culture as the bridge between your life and the critical reading, thinking, and writing that are part of freshman composition to help you learn the rules of formal writing as well as more familiar forms of persuasion. You'll learn to summarize your views effectively, listen to viewpoints that are different from your own, compare and contrast, and present ideas in a way that creates a continuing conversation of ideas. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Section I: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE. 1. The Pop Culture Zone. 2. Writing in the Pop Culture Zone. Synthesis, Ben Strickland. 3. Defining Pop Culture. The Oprah Effect, Carmen Wong Ulrich. Section II: THE CONTENT ZONE. 4. Writing about Advertisements. Sample Essay: Advertising: Keeping Sexism Alive, Cathy McBride. Reading Selections: The 70s. After the Blackout, Time Magazine. My Father�s Closet, John Seabrook. Reading Selections: The 80s. Marketing in Color: New Niches Flow into the Mainstream, Leon E. Wynter. Keep Ads Out of Books, Murray L. Bob. Reading Selections: The 90s. Profitability, Diversity, and Disability Images in Advertising in the United States and Great Britain, Beth A. Haller and Sue Ralph. Constructed Bodies, Deconstructing Ads: Sexism in Advertising, Anthony J. Cortese. Reading Selections: The 00s. Ads Ad Nauseum, Kathryn Balint. No Escape from Ads, Even in the Backseat, Lenore Skenazy. The Battle for Advertising: Internet Giants Get Ready for Full Combat, Iain S. Bruce. Reading Selections: Across the Decades. Defining Trade Characters and Their Role in American Popular Culture, Barbara J. Phillips. Merchandising Madness: Pills, Promises, and Better Living Through Chemistry, Lawrence C. Rubin. 5. Writing about Film. Sample Essay: 1968 Resonates in 2004: 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Devolution of the Science Fiction Film, Chris Driver. Reading Selections: The 70s. May the Force Be With You, and You, and You..., Clive Thompson. What is the Godfather Saying?, Jay Cocks. The Pleasures of Disappointment: Sequels and the Godfather, Part II, Todd Berliner. Reading Selections: The 80s. John Hughes Goes Deep: The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller�s Day Off, Steve Almond. Reading Selections: The 90s. Revelations, Spike Lee. Reading Selections: A Case Study from the 00s. Fahrenheit 9/11: Review, Peter Travers. Movie Review: Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Wilmington. Sub-par Propaganda, Glenn Lovell. Reading Selections: Across the Decades. Disney�s Dolls, Kathy Maio. Why I�m Not Bored, Stanley Kauffmann. Alfred Hitchcock: A Hank of Hair and a Piece of Bone, Alan Vanneman. 6. Writing about Groups, Spaces, and Places. Sample Essay: You�re the Tops, Nika Hazelton. Reading Selections: The 70s. Disco Dance Introduction, Janet J. Jasek. The Ship Shape, David Sedaris. Reading Selections: The 80s. Mallingering, William Severini Kowinski. Reagan-Bush at 9: Passing on the Legacy of Shame, Ralph Nader and Mark Green. Reading Selections: The 90s. Black Sorority Boom: Ninety Years After the First Group Was Founded, Membership and Enthusiasm Are Thriving, Ebony. Bold New City or Built-Up �Burb�? Redefining Contemporary Suburbia, William Sharpe and Leonard Wallock. Reading Selections: The 00s. NASCAR Racing Fans: Cranking Up an Empirical Approach, M. Graham Spann. The National Storytelling Festival, Mike Caplanis. A Case Study. Paradise Ruined: A Guidebook Writer�s Lament, Joy Williams. Greetings from the Florida Keys and Key West, The Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet. More Key West Hotels Going Offline, Cayo Dave. Reading Selections: Across the Decades. Hitler Did Fine, I Can Do Better, Shari Caudron. Ladies of the White Gloves: Riding with Pride, Dianna Baldwin. Job Corps, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps: An Overview, Kevin M. McCarron. 7. Writing about Music. Sample Essay: The Triple-Threat Folk Hero, David Cantwell. Reading Selections: The 70s. Bob Marley: Music Man with a Mission, Michael A. Stusser. Crossing the Border, Greil Marcus. Reading Selections: The 80s. Controversy, Kevin Phinney. Reading Selections: The 90s. Romancing the Record: The Vinyl De-Evolution and Sub-cultural Evolution, George Plasketes. Rap of the Ages: Tracking the Highs and Lows of Nearly 20 Years, Havelock Nelson and Gerrie E. Summers. Within You, Without You: The Guitarist�s Search for Spiritual Meaning, Chris Gill, James Rotondi, and Jas Obrecht. Reading Selections: The 00s. Static Minds, John Vanden
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