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World Is a Text : Writing About Visual and Popular Culture - (Paperback)

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Wherever we look today, popular culture greets us with “texts” that make implicit arguments; this book helps students to think and write critically about these texts. The World Is a Text teaches critical reading, writing, and argument in the context of pop-culture and visual examples, showing students how to “read” everyday objects and visual texts with basic semiotics. The book shows how texts of all kinds, from a painting to a university building to a pair of sneakers, make complex arguments through their use of signs and symbols, and shows students how to make these arguments in their own essays.

This new edition is rich with images, real-world examples, writing and discussion prompts, and examples of academic and student writing. The first part of the book is a rhetoric covering argumentation, research, the writing process, and adapting from high-school to college writing, while the second part explores writing about specific cultural topics. Notes, instruction, and advice about research are woven into the text, with research instruction closely tied to the topic being discussed. New to the updated compact edition are chapters on fashion, sports, and nature and the environment.

Number of Pages: 300
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Author: Jonathan Silverman & Dean Rader
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2018
TCIN: 53533432
UPC: 9781554813797
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-4694

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