Introduction: Popular Signs
• The book aims to utilize American pop culture as an academic subject for a writing class. Students are already immersed in pop culture such as music, television shows or movies. The authors think that students can use their expertise in pop culture to develop their critical thinking skills in their analysis of pop culture. Each chapter in the book introduces a different aspect - a sign of life - of American pop culture.
• Some examples for the signs of life are TV shows, toys for kids, clothes and hair styles.
• This book nurtures the critical thinking skills by showing how the ideological side of the popular culture is closely linked to the entertainment and consumer goods. This book enables students to critically analyze their participation in the popular culture thereby helping them develop an understanding of themselves as well as the world.
• The authors introduce...
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