Text Messaging Reading and Writing about Popular Culture

ISBN-10: 0618722238

ISBN-13: 9780618722235

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Alberti

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Alberti's 'Text Messaging', with high-interest themes that focus on aspects of popular culture, puts special emphasis on the ways in which students already interact with and create culture by writing blogs, creating MySpace pages, texting and other high-tech means of expression.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.

Reading and Writing About Popular Culture What Is Popular Culture?
How Do We Think About Culture?
How Do We "View" Culture?
Understanding Visual Texts Writing Concerns
Are Also Visual How Do We Write About Culture?
Drafting and Revising Focusing
Your Draft and Finding a Thesis
Proofreading and Editing Using this Book
Reading, Viewing, and Responding to Culture Reading Culture:
Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century Reading
"Cultural Renaissance or Cultural Divide?"
Viewing Culture: Movie Posters
Then and Now Visual Texts: Die Hard poster
Live Free or Die Hard poster Visual Texts: The Poseidon Adventure poster
Poseidon poster Visual Texts: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory poster
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory poster Creating Culture: YouTube and Viral Videos
Who Owns What?
Ideas and Authority in the Information Age Who Owns Popular Culture?
The Digital Dilemma in Popular Culture: Who Owns an Idea?
Research and Argument in the Information Age
The Research Process Reading Culture
Plagiarism in the Digital
Age Reading
"The Rules of Attribution" Creating Culture
Wikipedia and the Wiki Movement Reading
"The Book Stops Here"
Pop Identity: You Are What You Write Language, Identity, and Writing Reading
"Theme for English B" Reading Culture
Constructing Identity in a Digital
Age Reading
"Leading a Double Life" Reading
from Everything Bad Is Good for You
How Today's Pop Culture
Is Actually Making Us Smarter Reading
from Glen to Glenda and Back
Again Reading: Danzy Senna, "The Mulatto Millennium
Waking Up in the Age of Racial Ambiguity" Visual Text
from American Born Chinese
"What's Wrong with Cinderella?"
"Supernatural Girls" Viewing
Culture: Creating an Avatar Creating Culture
Social Networking Reading
"Meet My 5,000 New Best Pals" Reading
"When a Risqu?
Online Persona Undermines a Chance for a Job"
Pop (Up) Advertising The Universe of Advertising
Advertising and You Interacting with
Advertising Reading Culture
The Evolution of Advertising Reading
"The Hard Sell
Advertising in America" Reading
"Salespeak" Reading
"They Say" Reading
"How Buzz Marketing Works for Teens" Reading
"And Now a Word from Their Cool College Sponsor" Viewing Culture
Fake Ads Visual Text
Shards O' Glass Freeze Pops Creating Culture
Creating Your Own Advertising Parody Reading
Adbusters, "Create Your Own Print Ad"
Pop Music: Revolutions
You Can Dance To DIY: Pop Music
Goes Interactive DIY in the Digital
Age Reading Culture: New Ways of Listening
from High Fidelity
"Listening In: Practices Surrounding iTunes Music Sharing" Reading
"The New Tastemakers" Reading
"You Are What's on Your Playlist" Reading
"Bigger Than Hip Hop" Reading
Brooke Gladstone with Sergeant
"Straight Outta Baghdad" Reading
"Rapping Straight Outta Iraq" Viewing Culture
The iPod Visual Texts: iPopMyPhoto.com
Forkscrew Graphics Visual Text
The Cult of iPod book cover Reading
"The Joy of iPod: iCandy for the Ears" Creating Culture
Musical Mash-Ups Reading
"The Mash-Up Revolution"
Pop Goes the News: Whom Do You Trust?
News in the Digital Age Getting the News: Whom Do You Trust?
Reading Culture: The News: Evolution or Revolution?
"Abandoning the News" Reading
"The Daily Show
Discursive Integration and the Reinvention of Political Journalism" Reading
"Introduction to Participatory Journalism" Reading
"From Cave Painting to Wonkette
A Short History of Blogging" Reading
"Blogging in the Early Republic" Viewing Culture
The Ethics of Photojournalism Visual Texts
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Visual Texts
Toppling Saddam Hussein's Statue in Firdos Square Visual Text: An Example of Digital Manipulation Creating Culture
Iraqi War Blogs Reading
Riverbend, from Baghdad Burning
Girl Blog from Iraq
Video Pop: Television in the Digital Age What Is TV in the Digital Age?
Television in the Interactive
Age Reading Culture
Fantasy and Reality on TV Reading:
"How Reality TV Fakes It" Reading
"The Amazing 'Race': Discovering a True American" Reading
"Cartoons from Another Planet
Japanese Animation as Cross-Cultural Communication" Reading:
"The Many Tribes of YouTube" Viewing Culture
Primetime Animation Visual Texts
The Faces of Primetime Animation Visual Text
from Understanding Comics Creating Culture
Do-It-Yourself TV Reading
"A Can-Do Little Website, on the Hunt for Homegrown Stars"
From Bollywood to Hollywood
Movies at Home and Around the World
Movies from Past to Present Movies
Around the World Interactive Movies Reading Culture
Moving Beyond Stereotypes Reading
"Taking Stupid Seriously"
from G Movies Give Boys a D
Portraying Males as Dominant, Disconnected, and Dangerous Reading
"Where Are All the Female Directors?" Reading
The Editors of Cineaste, "Do We Really Need Movie Ratings?" Reading
"Bollywood Cinema: Making Elephants Fly" Viewing Culture
Computer-Generated Imagery Reading
"300 Changes the CGI Game" Creating Culture
Do-It-Yourself Movies Reading
"Here's the Price of Fame: $218.32"
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