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Everyday Culture is divided into five chapters, each of which address major themes: "Asking," "Reading," "Finding," "Joining," and "Building." Theoretical principles are woven throughout the book in an effort to attach ideas to their practical applications--an approach in keeping with the immediacy and hands-on character of active and interactive education.
Chapter 1: Beginning: An Introduction
History and the "Everyday"
How the Book Is Organized
Chapter 2: Asking: Questioning Culture and Consumption
But Is It Art?
What Everybody Wants
Chapter 3: Reading: Language, Communication, and New Media
Literacies and Media Literacy
Violence in the Media
Technology and the Everyday
Chapter 4: Finding: Self and Identity
Self and Naming
Fear, Ethics, Everyday Life
Chapter 5: Joining: Communities and Publics
Dialogue and Voice
Censorship and Free Speech
Chapter 6: Building: Globalization and Democracy
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