What Does It Mean?

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What Does It Mean? encourages students to examine their cultural identity and evaluate meaning in a variety of texts.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 5 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9780170224994 Publisher: Nelson Categories: MediaEnglishCritical ThinkingReading
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What Does It Mean? encourages students to examine their cultural identity and evaluate meaning in a variety of texts.

The book explores a wide range of texs, media, and topics including Macbeth, Facebook, Reality TV, the role of the Internet, To Kill a Mockingbird, gender studies, national identity, Wikipedia and many more. From Shakespeare to Bollywood, the wide variety of subjects and media will appeal to all students and teachers.

This benchmark text aims to invite debate and encourage Senior English students to appreciate language, evaluate meaning and apply critical literacy skills. The book comes with a bonus CD-ROM with cross referenced worksheets and Internet links.

Contents 

  1. Introduction to Texts and Meanings
  2. Values, Attitudes and Beliefs, Language and Cultural Practices
  3. Reading Positions
  4. Genre and Intertextuality
  5. Exploring Media Texts and Contexts
  6. The Battle of the Sexes: Representations and Gender
  7. "I'm not a racist, but..." - Representations of Race and Ethnicity
  8. Representations of Nationhood
ISBN 9780170224994
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Emma Robinson & Sophie Robinson

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