Higher Education

Popular Culture: Perspectives for Readers and Writers, 1st Edition

  • Megan O'Neill Stetson University
  • ISBN-10: 0155071130  |  ISBN-13: 9780155071131
  • 500 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.25

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Overview

Providing a variety of readings on topical themes, POPULAR CULTURE helps students develop their own perspective on current, everyday issues.

Table of Contents

1. LISTENING TO GENERATIONS: PERSPECTIVES ON GENERATIONAL IDENTITY.
Box: Writing about Pop Music.
Gary Burns: Popular Music, Television, and Generational Identity.
Robert H. Knight: Music: Roll Over, Apollo.
Nelson George: "da joint!" and beyond.
Ryan Theis: Popular Music and the Corporate Machine.
Which Generation Are You?
Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University: Society's Mixed Message: How Popular Music Influences Alcohol and Other Drug Use.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Gina Brazzale: I Dare You to Degrade My Music.
Ideas for Writing.
2. SELF-PERCEPTIONS: PERSPECTIVES ON MEN, WOMEN, AND SEX.
Box: Writing about Self-Perceptions.
Phillip Lopate: Portrait of My Body.
Philip Culbertson: Designing Men: Reading the Male Body as Text.
Ani DiFranco: Open Letter to the Editors of Ms.
Photo Essay: Dolls and Other Human Representations.
Margaret Atwood: The Female Body.
Dave Barry: Men, Women See Themselves Differently.
Umberto Eco: Lumbar Thought.
Michael Gilkes: The Man in the Mirror.
Ideas for writing.
3. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: PERSPECTIVES ON POPULAR IMAGES.
Box: Writing about Images.
Ellen Seiter: Semiotics, Structuralism, and Television.
Graham Ward: Hung Like a Horse: Male Stripping in Recent Films.
Vickie Abt and Leonard Mustazza: Entertaining Sin: The Rules of the Game.
Nelson George: Rare Jordan.
Jeff Greenwald: Future Perfect: How Star Trek Captured Planet Earth.
Clark McCauley: When Screen Violence is Not Attractive.
Images: Trek. Captains.
Lauren Mooney: Violent Movies: Why We Watch.
Ideas for Writing.
4. "I BELIEVE": PERSPECTIVES ON SPIRITUALITY IN POP CULTURE.
Box: Writing about Spirituality.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Role of Religion in Modern Society.
Mark I. Pinsky: Drawing on the Divine.
Matt Groening: Life in Hell.
Image from God, the Devil, and Bob.
Keith Mallett: Spring.
Joan Osborne: One of Us.
Stephanie Nolen: Religion and Jesus are Popular Now.
Rose Morrigan: Now, I Am a Witch: A Tale of Balance and Beginnings.
Interview with Sherman Alexie.
Sherman Alexie: Water.
Bill Powers: Religious Belief Stew.
5. THE FUTURE: PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT COMES NEXT.
Box: Writing about the Future.
Samuel R. Delaney: Future Shock.
John P. Holdren: Thoughts on Science, Technology, and Human Well-Being in the Next Fifty Years.
Ralph Brave: Building Better Humans: The Sci-Fi Possibilities of Genetic Tampering.
Michio Kaku: Choreographers of Matter, Life, and Intelligence.
Bruce Handy and Ross MacDonald: The Etiquette Lesson.
Zagar and Evans: In the Year 2525.
Neil Gross: Home Sweet Virtual Home.
Seth Shostak: Machine Intelligence.
James Doraz: Realistic Future Depictions.
Ideas for Writing.