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Common Culture: Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture

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Publisher Comments:

From Barbie to the internet, this inherently interesting book spans a full range of pop culture topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and helps users develop their critical and analytical skills and write clear and effective prose while reading, thinking, and writing about television, pop music, movies, and other media-generated artifacts.

Provides Key reading and writing strategies, and detailed instruction in thinking critically and writing persuasively about pop-cultural issues. Features 'casebooks' on certain pop-cultural phenomena, such as the Barbie Doll, rap and hip-hop music, horror movies and virtual communities. Explores cyberculture, the internet, and the information revolution, and includes new essays on the 'pro-advertising' perspective, the pop/hip group Rage Against the Machine, the popular sitcom 'Seinfeld', and more.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-608) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780137548880
Subtitle:
(reading and writing about American popular culture )
Author:
Petracca, Michael
Author:
Sorapure, Madeleine
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Location:
Upper Saddle River, NJ :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 1971-
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Series Volume:
104-788
Publication Date:
c1998
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xv, 620 p.
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x1.13 in. 1.70 lbs.

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