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Compact in both page count and trim size, What Matters in America's themes examine popular culture topics and provide a sufficient number of selections to make sure topics are given with adequate depth.

 

Television Violence, Racial Profiling, Capital Punishment and Gay Marriage.

 

The anthology would be appropriate for readers interested on contemporary culture or popular culture.

Synopsis:

Compact in both page count and trim size, What Matters in America's themes examine popular culture topics and provide a sufficient number of selections to make sure topics are given with adequate depth.  Gary Goshgarian addresses topics of: Television Violence, Racial Profiling, Capital Punishment and Gay Marriage.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Reading and Writing Critically

 

1. Is the Internet Changing our Social Lives?

MySpace, Facebook, and Social Networking Sites: Hot Today, Gone Tomorrow? Knowledge@Wharton

Someone to Watch Over Me, Theodora Stites

Blog Matters: Social Networking Through the Ages

Living Online: I'll Have to Ask My Friends, Sherry Turkle

Faceless on Facebook, Kate Beals

Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissim, Christine Rosen

Topical Connections

 

2. Does Privacy Have Limits?

Privacy Is Overrated, David Plotz

Invading Our Own Privacy, David Schimke

The Case for a National ID Card, Margaret Carlson

National ID Cards: 5 Reasons Why They Should Be Rejected, ACLU

    Visual Connections: Identity Theft

Smile! You’re on Security Camera, John McElhenny

    Visual Connections: Flash Someone… MBTA ad

Blog Matters: Is It Legal for Employers to Use Facebook for Background Checking?    

Topical Connections

 

3. How Does Advertising Influence Us?

A Brand by Any Other Name, Douglas Rushkoff

Black Friday…Gray Thursday, Benjamin R. Barber

On Sale at Old Navy: Cool Clothes for Identical Zombies! Damien Cave

With These Words I Can Sell You Anything, William Lutz

Sample Ads And Study Questions

    Jimmy Choo

    ACLU

    Shell Oil

    Stolichnaya

    Vans

    Visual Connections: Follow the Flock

Blog Matters: Scientists Find that Low Self-Esteem and Materialism Go Hand in Hand

Topical Connections

 

4. Do the Media Promote a Culture of Fear?

Extreme Reality: How Media Coverage Exaggerates Risks and Dangers, John Stossel

The Female Fear Factor, Myrna Blyth

Blog Matters: Growing up in a culture of fear: from Columbine to banning of MySpace

Violence on Television–What Do Children Learn? What Can Parents Do? American Psychological Association

Hate Violence? Turn It Off! Tim Goodman

    Visual Connections: It’s a Scary World

In Search of Notorious PhDs, Lindsay Johns

    Visual Connections: Young Jeezy

Topical Connections

 

 5. What Does Freedom of Speech Really Mean?

Free Inquiry? Not On Campus, John Leo

Hate Cannot Be Tolerated , Richard Delgado

Free Speech Causes Problems, but Censorship Cuases More, Denise Chaykun

The Dark Side of Web Anonymity, Catherine Holerhan

Who’s Undermining Freedon of Speech on Campus Now? David Beto

Academic Bill of Rights, David Horowitz

Policy Statement on Discriminatory Harassment, Emory University

    Visual Connections: Silencing Free Speech

Topical Connections

 

6. What’s the Big Deal About Immigration?

Kidding Ourselves About Immigration, Michael Kinsley

A Quiz to Forge Americans, Gregory Rodriguez

300 Million and Counting, Joel Garreau

Educating Illegal Immigrants, Todd Rosenbaum

Blog Matters: What Dream, Marc Cooper

Immigration Quotas vs. Individual Rights: The Moral and Practical Case for Open Immigration, Harry Binswanger

    Visual Connections: Two Views of U.S. Immigration

The Next Americans, Tomás R. Jiménez

Topical Connections

 

7. Is Climate Change a Pressing Problem, or Pumped-up Propaganda?

Global Warming Heats Up, Jeffrey Kluger

    Visual Connections: An Inconvenient Truth

A Convenient Untruth, Andrew Potter

Global Warming Delusions, Daniel Botkin

Blog Matters: Please Stop Talking about the Global Warming Consensus, George Musser

On the Climate Change Beat, Doubt Gives Way to Certainty, William Stevens

Visual Connections: Snap! Freezing Bears

Topical Connections

 

8. Is Fast Food Responsible for a Crisis in Public Health?

What’s To Blame for the Surge in Super Size Americans?, Tori DeAngelis

You Want Fries with That? Richard Daynard

Blog Matters: Bare Bones

Fast Food Isn’t to Blame , R A. Ames

    Visual Connections: Body Mass Index (Graph): National Institutes of Health

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Fat Kids, Rahul K. Prikh

When America Relaxes, ‘Food Police’ Should Keep Quiet , Paul King

We Eat; Therefore, They Are , Rosie Mestel

    Visual Connections: Now What Do We Eat?  (Food Pyramids)

Topical Connections

 

9. Can Religion and Science Coexist?

Say It Ain’t So, Karl Giberson

A New Theology of Celebration, Francis S. Collins

Remove the Stickers, Open Minds, Kenneth Miller

The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Steve Paulson

Blog Matters: Evolution Beats Intelligent Design in Florida , Brandon Keim

Darwin and the Nazis, Richard Weikart

Topical Connections

 

10. Why Do We Work?

Why Do We Work? Andrew Curry

    Visual Connections: Major Occupational Groups and Mean Annual Wages

Measuring Success, Renee Loth

Homeward Bound, Linda Hirshman

Blog Matters: Americans Work Too Much, Jason Lee Miller

The Most-Praised Generation Goes to Work, Jeffrey Zaslow

    Visual Connections: The Office

 

Credits

Index of Authors and Titles

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205669226
Author:
Goshgarian, Gary
Publisher:
Longman
With:
Goodfellow, Kathryn
Author:
Goshgarian, Gary J
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Goshgarian Series
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.20x6.10x.90 in. 1.10 lbs.

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