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Signs of Life in the USA Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

ISBN-10: 031264700X

ISBN-13: 9780312647001

Edition: 7th

Authors: Sonia Maasik, Jack Solomon

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Signs of Life in the USAteaches students to read and write critically about popular culture by giving them a conceptual framework to do it: semiotics, a field of critical theory developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, the text’s high-interest themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America’s impressive popular culture:  How is TV’sMad Menalightning rod for America’s polarized political climate? Has the nature of personal identity changed in an era when we spend so much of our lives online?Signs of Lifebridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience.
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Book details

List price: $65.99
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English