Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for

Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for



10 thoughts on “Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

  1. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    OK I'm not into pop culture anyway Besides I can think of 100s of things that are interesting than Credit Card Babrie The Semiotics of Home Decor Reality TV meets Plastic Surgery So You Wanna Be A Gansgsta The Science of Shopping or even Funky White Boys and Honorary Soul Sisters Just reading these titles make me illWhy is it that the popular and unimportant or even unnecessary Britney Spears Justin Timberlake Kim Kardashian et al get way too much attention Just because something's popular doesn't mean there's redeeming value or that it should be given obsessive attention Hell at one time the oppression of women and slavery were popular Were these great ideas that needed to be delved into or merely erased and forgotten Your choice I've made mine


  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    English 630C Popular Culture


  3. Stella Stella says:

    35 It's a very good reader on culture and media studies I really liked the introduction to each chapter; they were insightful and sometimes helpful and interesting than the actual reading selections My only ualm is that for a text on culture studies particularly pop culture that space was not dedicated to discussions on critical race theory or gender studies that go beyond just the surface level Also I felt that the discussion of tv shows although I appreciate it just bled into other sections way too much The first sections were excellent however I would still recommend it and find so many essays thought provoking


  4. Summer Summer says:

    Like Profiles of popular culture a reader this is a collection of essays culled from different sources with introductory material and discussion uestions at the end of each piece but unlike the former book the essays stand well on their own and you can pretty much ignore the supplementary material and still have a good read Side note I'm getting a little burnt out on the Pop Culture thing; I think I'm going to go back on an Information Management kick for a while


  5. Sara Sara says:

    This is fantastic to give to high school students A lot of introductory essays on Semiotics that are readable and accessible Many of my students disagreed with the interpretations in some of the essays which were conducive to various types of dialogues that both myself and the students could engage in I dig it when kids can read material that forces them to uestion their surroundings


  6. Dianah Fabry Dianah Fabry says:

    I am assigned to read selections from this book for my College Writing II class I accidentally bought the wrong book and when I went to get the correct on at the bookstore they were all out I have an assignment due on our next class meeting I am going to research semiotics and as much as I can about pages 75 85 My teacher is suppose to send me the writing prompt on page 81


  7. Michael Michael says:

    This book has a ton of essay type papers that are all about the culture we live in i'm not enjoying it to much because I think some of the arguments expressed are a little far fetched Again this is a secular book so some of the content isn't good


  8. Lama Lama says:

    It is a great book It shows how the life of capitalism started in the United States and then how we are perceived to advertisers nowadays We are being studied carefully in order to want and buy


  9. Aleina Aleina says:

    I'm done I've read all the essays I had to read for my class so that may not actually mean the entire book but wow It was good for a book in college ^^ I really enjoyed a lot of the essays and would definitely recommend this to people especially if they have a curious mind


  10. Sandra Evans Sandra Evans says:

    LOVED IT


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