Signs of Life in the USA

Signs of Life in the USA

Read the preface. Order Multimodal Readings for Signs of Life in the USA packaged with Signs of Life in the USA, Seventh Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1989-2.

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312647001

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Signs of Life in the USA teaches 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’s Mad Men a lightning 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 Life bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience. Read the preface. Order Multimodal Readings for Signs of Life in the USA packaged with Signs of Life in the USA, Seventh Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-1989-2.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Signs of Life in the USA

Signs of Life in the USA

"Using popular culture as a framework for academic writing, Signs of Life in the USA starts with what you know: the movies, TV shows, music, social media, and advertisements all around you.

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher:

ISBN: 1319056636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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Signs of Life in the USA works in the classroom because students love to talk and write about popular culture. Signs of Life teaches students to read and write critically about pop culture by providing them with a conceptual framework known as semiotics, a field of study developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Signs of Life, written by a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor, has been extensively updated to account for the rapid evolution of contemporary trends and student interests. It features insightful themes with provocative and current reading selections that ask students to think analytically about America's popular culture with questions such as: How has niche advertising impacted minorities? How has have television and the Internet shaped our current political climate? Signs of Life provides students with the academic language necessary to analyze the significance of our shared cultural experiences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Signs of Life in the USA

Signs of Life in the USA

Signs of Life in the USA helps you learn the practice of writing critically about pop culture--from tv and movies to music and social media--and have a bit of fun in the process.

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9781319322823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 582

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Signs of Life in the USA helps you learn the practice of writing critically about pop culture--from tv and movies to music and social media--and have a bit of fun in the process. The authors provide both the framework and the language necessary to analyze our shared cultural experiences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Signs of Life in the U S A

Signs of Life in the U S A

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312136315

Category: College readers

Page: 795

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Categories: College readers

Signs of Life in the U S A

Signs of Life in the U S A

The best-selling composition reader on popular culture, Signs of Life in the USA has been adopted at more than 700 colleges and universities since its first edition.

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 0312431333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 808

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The best-selling composition reader on popular culture, Signs of Life in the USA has been adopted at more than 700 colleges and universities since its first edition. Unlike other popular culture readers, Signs of Life presumes that this topic merits rigorous analysis and so provides a conceptual framework for understanding it: semiotics, a field of critical theory developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. The selections in Signs of Life are arranged in provocative chapters (on such themes as gender codes, television and music, film, and advertising) that tap into students' own experiences with and interest in popular culture. The uniquely qualified editorial team of a prominent semiotician and an experienced writing instructor have prepared extensive apparatus to prompt the rigorous analysis that help students become better thinkers and writers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural Hegemony in the United States

Cultural Hegemony in the United States

Majors, R. (1994). Cool pose: The proud signature of black survival. In S. Maasik & I. Solomon (Eds), Signs of life in the USA: Readings on popular culture for writers (pp. 471-476). Boston: Bedford. Mannegold, C. S. (1994, January 18).

Author: Lee Artz

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452221960

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This text is the first to present cultural hegemony in its original form - as a process of consent, resistance, and coercion. Hegemony is illustrated with examples from American history and contemporary culture, including practices that represent race, gender, and class in everyday life.
Categories: Social Science

A Kinder Gentler America

A Kinder  Gentler America

For an insightful analysis of the assumption that America holds endless economic opportunities , see Laurence Shames , " The More Factor , " in Signs of Life in the USA : Readings on Popular Culture for Writers , 4th ed . , ed .

Author: Mary Caputi

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 081664408X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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“In the Norman Rockwell paintings of the 1940s and 1950s,” wrote Newt Gingrich, “there was a clear sense of what it meant to be an American.” Gingrich’s words underline what Mary Caputi sees as a desire of the neoconservative movement to set a foundation for modern America that ennobles the past. Analyzing these competing uses of the past, A Kinder, Gentler America reveals how longing for the era of “the greatest generation” actually exposes a disillusionment with the present. Caputi draws on the theoretical frameworks of Julia Kristeva and Walter Benjamin to look at how the decade has been portrayed in movies such as Pleasantville and Far from Heaven and delves further to investigate our disenchantment’s lost origins in early modernity through a reading of the poetry of Baudelaire. What emerges is a stark contrast between the depictions of a melancholic present and a cheerful, shiny past. In the right’s invocation of the mythical 1950s and the left’s criticism of the same, Caputi recognizes a common unfulfilled desire, and proposes that by understanding this loss both sides can begin to accept that American identity, despite chaos and confusion, lies in the here and now. Mary Caputi is professor of political science at California State University, Long Beach, and is author of Voluptuous Yearnings: A Feminist Theory of the Obscene.
Categories: Political Science

Signs of Life in the U S A

Signs of Life in the U S A

Extensively updated to account for the rapid evolution of contemporary trends, the text's themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask you to think analytically about America's impressive popular culture." --

Author: Sonia Maasik

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1330615108

Category: English language

Page: 572

View: 643

"How has niche advertising been used to develop a highly detailed profile of your consumer habits? Why are Americans so transfixed by 'bad guys'? Signs of Life in the USA helps you master the expectations of college by providing you with an academic framework to talk about our common cultural experiences. Extensively updated to account for the rapid evolution of contemporary trends, the text's themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask you to think analytically about America's impressive popular culture." --
Categories: English language