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Cultural attractions/cultural distractions : critical literacy in contemporary contexts

Author: Libby Allison; Kristine Blair
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Libby Allison; Kristine Blair
ISBN: 0137378181 9780137378180
OCLC Number: 41527993
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : reading and writing the texts of the Information Age --
Ourselves and others: Normal life too often isn't part of the news / Susan Benesch. Views from a Third World journalist / Rekha Basu. Fear in a handful of numbers / Dennis Overbye. Crazy Horse Malt Liquor and other cultural metaphors / Michael Dorris. Metaphor and war / George Lakoff. The clan of one-breasted women / Terry Tempest Williams. Becoming America's lens on the world : NAtional geographic in the twentieth century / Jane Collins and Catherine Lutz --
Family matters: Remarks at the opening of Session I at the Family and Media Conference in Nashville, Tennessee / William Jefferson Clinton. September thong / Katha Pollitt. Just different, that's all / Serena. TV's anti-families : married ... with malaise / Josh Ozersky. My father's keeper / Richard Pirozzi. Uniting generations / Melinda Machado --
Appearances versus realities: X : a fabulous child's story / Lois Gould. Barbie doll / Marge Percy. Straightening our hair / Bell Hooks. King Kong and the white woman : Hustler magazine and the demonization of Black masculinity / Gail Dines. Looking good, feeling scared / Alisa Valdes. The shape of things to come / Katharine Greider. A model figure at size 14 / Alex Witchel. A gentleman and a cinsumer / Diane Barthel --
Media morals: Music / Allan Bloom. Whole lotta love gpoin on in the middle of hell / Public Enemy. The rap on Tupac / Jill Nelson. Menace to society / John Davidson. Electronic childhood / Ellen Wartella. The rude tube / Rick Marin. Cyberstalker, qu'est-ce-que c'est? / Thomas Goetz. Censorship and sensitivity : understanding community standards / Cynthia L. Hallen --
Literacies and learning: Cultural literacy / E.D. Hirsch, Jr. Teleliteracy pretest / David Bianculli. The case for multiculturalism / Rodney D. Smith. The network culture / Jay David Bolter. Obsolete skill set : the three Rs / Seymour Papert. Dyslexia / Eileen Simpson. Dropout aces GED test, now dreams of college / Marsha King. To err is wrong / Roger von Oech. Learning to listen / Eudora Welty --
Virtual communities/virtual selves: Is there a there in cyberspace? / John Perry Barlow. High-tech reclining : are African-Americans being frozen out of the new communications network? / Reginald Stuart. There's no place like a home page / Kara Swisher. Not for the faint of heart : contemplations on Usenet / Judy Anderson "Yduj" / The strange case of the electronic lover / Linsy van Gelder. A rape in cyberspace / Julian Dibbell.
Responsibility: Libby Allison, Kristine L. Blair.
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