Cross Currents Cultures, Communities, Technologies

ISBN-10: 1413014747

ISBN-13: 9781413014747

Edition: 2014

Authors: Kris Blair, Jen Almjeld, Robin M. Murphy

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CROSSCURRENTS: CULTURES, COMMUNITIES, TECHNOLOGIES is a combined print and online text/webtext designed to provide readings and activities that allow students not only to critically examine mass culture and the media that circulates it but also to engage rhetorically with electronic communication, presentation, and web-authoring and digital imaging technologies. CROSSCURRENTS is available as a full-color printed text and as an electronic text with additional links to YouTube and websites chosen by the authors to extend the conversation and learning experience. CROSSCURRENTS represents the first in a new generation of texts that doesn't make instructors choose between teaching traditional rhetorical concerns and helping students develop as writers and readers of electronic media.
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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Defining CrossCurrents
Finding Common Ground
Questioning CrossCurrents
Technological Beginnings
Reading Image-Texts and Contexts
Student Sample: Draft of Blog Analysis
Contributing to the CrossCurrents
Additional Writing and Composing Assignment
Online Resources for Chapter One
Information Literacies
Defining Information Literacies
Strategies for Reading and Writing Online
Plato, Phaedrus
'Is Google Making Us Stupid?
What the Internet is Doing to our Brains'
'Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants'
'People of the Screen'
'Splintering Literacies'
Online Resources for Chapter Two
Shared Memories/Shared Identity
Memory and Memorial
The Narrative
Editorial Cartoons
The Argument
Pop Culture and Memory: Television
Struggling with History and Memory'
'The Soldier and the Rap Star: A Tale of Two Post-9/11 Students'
Commentary: 'Who Killed the Editorial Cartoon?'
'After tornado in Joplin, Mo., area man remembers 1953 Beecher tornado'
10th Anniversary of 9/11 and Muslim Americans: The Need for a New Narrative'
'Teddy bears, lab goggles, letters remember Virginia Tech victims'
'At Arlington National Cemetery, mementos for latest war dead get more personal'
Online Resources for Chapter Three
Gendered Viewpoints
Literacy in a Visual World
Cultural Cues: Semiotics
Selling Gender
Gender for All Ages
Invention Strategy: Images as Artifacts
'Bimbos and Rambos: The Cognitive Basis of Gender Stereotypes'
'Europe Takes Aim at Sexual Stereotyping in Ads'
'Learn to Love Your Tree, Baby: When a Cosmetics Company Launches a Campaign for Real Beauty, You Know Feminism is in Deep Trouble'
'How to Sell Body Sprays to Teenagers?
Hint: It's Not Just Cleanliness'
'On the Map: Breastfeeding is Best for Baby… But for Babydolls?'
Online Resources for Chapter Four
Gaming Worlds
Being you or someone else in a gaming world
Worlds of created realities
Second Life as case study
The rules of gaming worlds
Gaming worlds are real worlds
Learning the rules of created worlds
What these worlds can teach us as writers
'Excerpts from I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life'
'Appendix A: A Declaration of the Rights of Avatars'
'Is Your Avatar Giving You an Identity Crisis?'
'It's Perverse, But It's Also Pretend'
'The Games We Play: The Whitewashing of Video Games'
'Griefer Madness'
Online Resources for Chapter Five
Community Relations
Community Literacy
The Definition
Learn and Serve America, 'What is Service Learning?'
'Proclamation: Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance'
'How Higher Education is Integrating Diversity and Service Learning: Findings from Four Case Studies'
National Service Learning Clearinghouse Disaster Services, 'Strategic Plan'
'Habitat for Humanity Teen Service Project'
'Transform Your Ideals into Action'
Online Resources for Chapter Six
Social Networks
Virtual Communities
Commonplaces Online
Online Citizenship
Choosing Your Online Citizenship
Living with Fellow Citizens
Invention Strategy: Using Online Videos as Commonplace
'Obama and Twitter: White House Social Networking'
'Don't Post That: Networking Etiquette Arrives'
'Cyberbullying Suicide Stokes the Internet Fury Machine'
'China Adds Layer of Web Surveillance with a Rule Seeking Users' Names'
'Generation Why?'
Online Resources for Chapter Seven
Human Ecologies
'Walden 2.0'
''Farmville' project with real animals launched by National Trust'
'Climate Debate in Word Clouds: The Conflicting Discourse of Climate Change'
'Ix-nay on the iPod: In Praise of Crap Technology'
'One Million Workers, 1 Million Worker
90 Million iPhones
17 Suicides. Who's To Blame?'
'E-Waste is Killing Ghanaians Slowly'
Reading and Writing Strategy: Toulmin Logic.Technological Beginnings
Additional Writing and Composing Activities
Online Resources for Chapter Eight
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