The World is a Text : Writing About Visual and Popular Culture, Paperback / softback Book

The World is a Text : Writing About Visual and Popular Culture Paperback / softback



The World Is a Text is a popular composition textbook devoted to helping students to understand a variety of non-traditional texts and develop their skills as creators of texts.

It 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.

The book shows show how texts of all kinds, from a painting to a university building to a pair of sneakers, make complex arguments through their use of semiotics, and shows students how to make these arguments in their own essays.

This new compact edition is rich with images, real-world examples, writing and discussion prompts, and examples of student writing. New to the edition are chapters on fashion, sports, and nature and the environment.




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