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The World is a Text: Writing, Reading and Thinking About Visual and Popular Culture (3rd Edition)
The book teaches readers the usefulness of learning to actively "read" their surroundings. The new edition features a greatly expanded section on writing, editing, and making arguments. This cultural studies reader directly engages the process of reading and writing about the “texts” one sees in everyday life. Using the lenses of rhetoric, semiotics and cultural studies, ...more
Paperback, 768 pages
Published August 8th 2008 by Prentice Hall
(first published December 2nd 2002)
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Jonathan Silverman is an associate professor of English and co-director of American Studies at UMass Lowell. He is the author of Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010) and the co-author of The World Is a Text: Writing, Reading, and Thinking about Culture and Its Contexts. He has served as the Fulbright Roving Scholar in Norway. He is currently work ...moreMore about Jonathan Silverman...