We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$80.00
List price: $119.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
10 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

Media Journal : Reading and Writing About Popular Culture (2ND 99 Edition)

by

Media Journal : Reading and Writing About Popular Culture (2ND 99 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

There is a major distinction between those who absorb media images as spectators, and those who absorb them as commentators. Responding to images as a journalist, broadcaster, essayist, or critic, requires keen precision and a unique originality. In today's media-saturated environment, the only way to be heard over the din of all the other news reports and commentaries is to write and respond in a manner that is fresh and inviting. MEDIA JOURNAL is a reader containing 40 selections focusing on cultural studies, the media and popular culture. The authors have organized the book by asking readers to do three things: to keep media journals in which they reflect on the uses they make of the voices and images of popular culture, to read and respond to the work of other media critics, and to try their hands at writing media criticism themselves. Readings are drawn from a wide range of writings, and are selected for their liveliness, contemporaneity, and insight. Updated readings better address the diverse media culture of the 1990s. Each reading selection is followed by: "Coming to Terms"--understanding the author in one's own words; "Reading as a Writer"--looking at style and strategy; and "Writing Criticism"--making an author's words and ideas a source for one's own writing. Journalists, writers, cultural historians, critics, philosophers, and anyone interested in popular culture, the media, and cultural studies.

Book News Annotation:

This anthology, intended as a textbook for classes in freshman composition, popular culture, or media criticism, presents journal assignments for students, as well as a well-chosen series of articles which serve as examples of media writing and as points of departure for further exploration of specific topics and questions. Among the 39 essays included are Gloria Steinem writing on sexism in advertising, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on racial divisions as revealed by the O.J. Simpson trial, and Umberto Eco searching for meaning in the popularity of blue jeans. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

* Indicates selections new to this edition.

I. MEDIA JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS.

A Day in the Life.

Keeping in Touch.

Escaping.

Identifying with Music.

Connecting with Celebrities.

Reading Places.

Interpreting Technologies.

Forming a Style.

Seeing Gender.

Discovering Politics.

Feeling Hyped.

Watching TV Watching.

II. READINGS.

I Saw God and/or Tangerine Dream, Lester Bangs.

Imaginary Social Relationships, John Caughey.

* Is Anything for Real? Travis Charbeneau.

Ideal Homes, Rosalind Coward.

* Visions of Black-White Friendship, Benjamin DeMott.

Blue Jeans, Umberto Eco.

Playboy Joins the Battle of the Sexes, Barbara Ehrenreich.

Wrestling with Myself, George Felton.

* Confessions of a TV Talk Show Shrink, Stuart Fischoff.

* Movies and History, Eric Foner and John Sayles.

* Grieving for the Camera, Neal Gabler.

* Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

* Pop Goes the Culture, William Grimes.

* The Conformity of Office Zaniness, Daniel Harris.

The Importance of Being Oprah, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison.

* Happy [ ] Day to You, Gerri Hirshey.

*The Internet Is Four Inches Tall, M. Kadi.

The Malling of America: An Inside Look at the Great Consumer Paradise, William Severini Kowinski.

About a Salary or Reality? — Rap's Recurrent Conflict, Alan Light.

Understanding Television, David Marc.

Fortunate Son, Dave Marsh.

* Life in the Stone Age, Louis Menand.

The 19-Inch Neighborhood, Joshua Meyrowitz.

Barbara Walter's Theater of Revenge, Mark Crispin Miller.

Serious Watching, Alexander Nehamas.

* The Home Magazine Kitchen, Donald Norman.

The Peek-a-Boo World, Neil Postman.

Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature, Janice A. Radway.

*Trend-Spotting: It's All the Rage, Edward Rothstein.

* Why Is the Force Still with Us? John Seabrook.

* Tales from the Cutting Room Floor, Debra Seagal.

* Street Corners in Cyberspace, Andrew L. Shapiro.

Sex, Lies and Advertising, Gloria Steinem.

The Machine in the Kitchen, John Thorne.

A Weight That Women Carry, Sallie Tisdale.

* This Is a Naked Lady, Gerard Van Der Leun.

* Denim Downsize, Jay Weiser.

Michael Jordan Leaps the Great Divide, John Edgar Wideman.

Urban Spaceman, Judith Williamson.

III. PROJECTS IN CRITICISM.

A Media Autobiography.

The Meanings of News.

Critics, Fans, and Writing.

The Process of Viewing a Movie.

Naming and Interpreting a Genre.

The Media Generation(s).

Toward a Theory of Watching TV.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205274833
Other:
Harris, Joseph
Author:
Rosen, Jay
Author:
Calpas, Gary
Author:
Harris, Joseph
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Location:
Boston
Subject:
English
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Newspapers/Magazines
Subject:
Feature writing
Subject:
Mass media criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
525
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 1.2 in 726 gr

Other books you might like

  1. Social and Political Philosophy Used Mass Market $4.50
  2. Coleridge: Poems (Everyman's Library... Used Hardcover $8.50
  3. On Writing Short Stories New Trade Paper $56.95
  4. The Practice of Cultural Analysis:... New Trade Paper $39.25
  5. Rules of Thumb a Guide for Writers... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. Oxford American Dictionary &... Used Hardcover $17.95

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Journalism » Reference
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
» Reference » Writing » General

Media Journal : Reading and Writing About Popular Culture (2ND 99 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$80.00 In Stock
Product details 525 pages Longman Publishing Group - English 9780205274833 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.