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Author: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the topics relating to popular culture by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
ISBN: 9780737749809 0737749806 9780737749816 0737749814
OCLC Number: 606405653
Description: 188 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Does Popular Culture Have Value? --
Blogging Is Journalism / Howard Owens --
Blogging Is Not Journalism / Michael Skube --
Reality Television Has Value / Michael Hirschorn --
Reality Television Has No Value / James Wolcott --
Chapter 2. How Has the Internet Impacted Popular Culture? --
Internet Television Will Replace Cable Television / Bob X. Cringely --
YouTube Will Not Replace Television / Patrick West --
YouTube Is Beneficial to Society / Mick O'Leary --
Twitter Is a Catalyst for Meaningful Change / Sarah Jaffe --
Twitter Is a Repository for Mundane Information / Andy Pemberton --
Chapter 3. How Does Popular Culture Influence Society? --
Violent Video Games Are Linked to Real-World Violence / Amanda Schaffer --
Violent Video Games Are Not Linked to Real-World Violence / Torrey Meeks --
What Video Games Can Teach Us About Making Students Want to Learn / James Paul Gee --
Television Violence Contributes to Aggressive Behavior in Young People / Deborah A. Fisher --
Television Violence Does Not Contribute to Aggressive Behavior in Young People / Jonathan Freedman --
Chapter 4. How Is U.S. Popular Culture Received Around the World? --
U.S. Pop Culture Exports Are Tarnishing the Country's Global Image / Robert Royal --
Some Countries Remain Resistant to U.S. Pop Culture Exports / Tyler Cowen --
Europeans Are Adopting American Pop Culture's Use of Profanity / Elizabeth Lev --
American Cultural Exports Are Losing Their Global Dominance / Richard Pells --
International Anti-American Sentiment Has More to Do with American Power than American Culture / Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: David Haugen and Susan Musser, book editors.

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This volume explores the topics relating to popular culture by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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