Common Culture: Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture
From Barbie to the internet, this inherently interesting book spans a full range of pop culture topics from a variety of theoretical perspectives, ... Show synopsis 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.