Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture

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9780132202671: Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture

For Freshman Composition courses and Popular Culture courses.

From Barbie to the Internet, the Simpsons to the malls, this engaging text on pop culture helps students develop critical and analytical skills and write clear prose while reading, thinking, and writing about subjects they find interesting. Spanning a full range of topics, this text provides key reading and writing strategies; it contains essays addressing a topic generally followed by an in-depth exploration of related material. In addition to the readings, each section begins with a catchy cultural artifact that leads students into a detailed introduction, discussion questions, essay topics, and suggestions for further reading and research.

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POP GOES THE READER!

 

This composition reader calls on our daily experiences with popular culture to help you understand culture in general and to promote critical thinking, reading, and writing.  Offering thought-provoking essays for the classroom, the authors of Common Culture explore our world of iPods and hip-hop, of reality TV, and blockbuster movies to help create a course that is meaningful and challenging. . .and fun.

 

This outstanding learning tool is key to your success in class and will help you think, read, and write clearly both in college and beyond.

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