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Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers (8th Edition)

eBook details

  • Authors: Sonia Massik, Jack Solomon
  • File Size:9 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 620 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin’s; 8th edition
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N9JPMK6
  • ISBN-10: 1457670259
  • ISBN-13: 9781457670251

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Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers 8th edition (PDF) teaches college students to write and read 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’books high-interest themes feature provocative and current reading selections that ask college students to think analytically about America’s impressive popular culture: Has the nature of personal identity changed in an era when we spend so much of our lives online? How is TV’s Mad Men a lightning rod for America’s polarized political climate? Signs of Life in the USA 8th edition bridges the transition to college writing by providing students with academic language to talk about our common, everyday cultural experience. Read the preface.

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