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

ISBN-13: 9781319056636

ISBN-10: 1319056636

Author: Sonia Maasik, Jack Solomon

Edition: 9

Publication date:
2017
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Format:
Paperback 688 pages
Category:
Sociology
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Acknowledged author Sonia Maasik wrote Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers comprising 688 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1319056636 and 9781319056636. Since then Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers textbook received total rating of 4.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $30.90 or rent at the marketplace.


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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 analyzethe significance of our shared cultural experiences.