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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205645770
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/13/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Reading and writing About American Popular Culture 1

What Is Popular Culture? 2

Why Study Popular Culture? 4

Active Reading 6

Strategies for Actively Reading a Text 7

An Active Reading Casebook: Three Selections About Barbie 8

Preparing to Read 9

Reading and Annotating 9

Barbie's Shoes Hilary Tham 10

Rereading 10

Reviewing 11

Reading Pop Cultural Criticism 12

The Indignation of Barbie John Leo 12

Reading Academic Analysis 15

"Seen Through Rose-Tinted Glasses": The Barbie Doll in American Society Marilyn Ferris Motz 15

Reading Images 21

Preparing to Read 22

Reading and Annotating 23

Rereading 24

Reviewing 25

The Writing Process 26

Prewriting 27

Freewriting 27

Clustering 28

Outlining 29

Drafting 31

Thesis and Thesis Statement 31

Opening Paragraphs 32

Supporting Paragraphs 32

Evidence 33

Conclusions 35

Distancing 36

Revising 36

Revision Checklist 37

Writing Research on Popular Culture 38

Modern Language Association Documentation Format 41

American Psychological Association Documentation Format 42

Sample Student Essay 43

Role-Model Barbie: Now and Forever? Carolyn Muhlstein 43

2 Advertising 46

Approaches to Advertising 49

The Cult You're In Kalle Lasn 49

Salespeak Roy Fox 54

Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals Jib Fowles 71

How Advertising Informs to Our Benefit John E. Calfee 89

Gender in Advertising 102

You're Soaking In It Jennifer L. Pozner 102

Beefcake and Cheesecake: Insights for Advertisers Marilyn Y. Jones Andrea J. S. Stanaland Betsy D. Gelb 112

3 Television 135

The Cultural Influences of Television 137

Life According to TV Harry Waters 137

TelevisionAddiction Is No Mere Metaphor Robert Kubey Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 147

Watching TV Makes You Smarter Steven Johnson 156

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus Clay Shirky 168

Infotainment 175

Losing Our Religion Russell Peterson 175

Amusing Ourselves to Death with Television News: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and the Huxleyan Warning Gerald J. Erion 191

"'Fake" News versus "Real" News as Sources of Political Information: The Daily Show and Postmodern Political Reality," Jeffrey P. Jones 201

4 Popular Music 227

Is Hip-Hop Dead? 229

Rap and Race: It's Got a Nice Beat, But What About the Message? Rachel E. Sullivan 229

The Miseducation of Hip-Hop Evelyn Jamilah 244

5 Things That Killed Hip-Hop J-Zone 253

Music and Contemporary Culture 263

The Money Note: Can the Record Business Be Saved? John Seabrook 263

"Take Those Old Records Off the Shelf": Youth and Music Consumption in the Postmodern Age David Hayes 288

Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: Urban Legends and Popular Music Ian Inglis 310

In Perfect Harmony: Popular Music and Cola Advertising Bethany Klein 328

5 Technology 357

Technology, Individuals, and Communities 359

Breaking Down Borders: How Technology Transforms the Private and Public Realms Robert Samuels 359

The Judgment of Thamus Neil Postman 363

Applications 377

1 Gaming 377

The Labor of Fun: How Video Games Blur the Boundaries of Work and Play Nick Yee 377

Good Video Games, the Human Mind, and Good Learning James Paul Gee 383

2 Facebook, MySpace, and Social Networking 408

You Have Been Poked: Exploring the Uses and Gratifications of Facebook Among Emerging Adults Brett A. Bumgarner 408

Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life Danah Boyd 422

6 Sports and Games 453

Sport, Stars, and Society 455

Life on the Edge William Dowell the Editors of Time Magazine 455

Champion of the World Maya Angelou 464

The Unbeautiful Game Adam Gopnik 468

Discipline and Push-Up: Female Bodies, Femininity, and Sexuality in Popular Representations of Sports Bras Jaime Schultz 480

Games We Play 508

Jack of Smarts: Why the Internet Generation Loves to Play Poker Justin Peters 508

The Search for Marvin Gardens John McPhee 513

The Meaning of Life Jill Lepore 524

Fixing Kids' Sports Peter Cary Randy Dotinga Avery Comarow 537

7 Movies 550

Film and American Culture 552

The Way We Are Sydney Pollack 552

The Politics of Moviemaking Saul Austerlitz 562

Raising the Dead: Unearthing the Nonliterary Origins of Zombie Cinema Kyle Bishop 572

Apatow and Tarantino: Two Contemporary Filmmakers 591

A Fine Romance David Denby 591

Freaks, Geeks, and Mensches: Judd Apatow's Comedies of the Mature Alex Wainer 603

Pulp Fiction Alan Stone 609

She'll Kill Bill While You Chill Thomas de Zengotita 617

For Further Reading: A Common Culture Bibliography 627

Acknowledgments 633

Index by Author and Title 637

Index by Rhetorical Mode 640

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