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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 100W, Writing Workshop page 1 of 1 Some Likely (though not exhaustive) Prospects for Book Reviews (Should you choose to pursue this option for your final project.) Ellis, C. (1995). Final Negotiations: A Story of Love, Loss and Chronic Illness . Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Fiske, J. (1989). Reading the Popular . New York: Routledge. Frankenburg, R. (1993). White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness . Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Goodall, H. L. (1994). Casing a Promised Land: The Autobiography of an Organizational Detective as Cultural Ethnographer . Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Goodall, H. L. (2000). Writing the New Ethnography . Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira. Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Postman, N. (1985). Amusing Ourselves to Death:
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Unformatted text preview: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business . New York: Penguin. Postman, N. (1994). The Disappearance of Childhood . New York: Vintage. Postman, N. (1995). The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School . New York: Vintage. Weimann, G. (2000). Communicating Unreality: Modern Media and the Reconstruction of Reality . Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (NOTE: This list was compiled from approx. 10 min. of bookshelf rummaging; it is by no means a complete list of important or accessible books that are relevant to the study of communication. If you’re interested in gender, for instance, you might check out books by Deborah Tannen; or, if you’re interested in reading a lot of examples of autoethnography, there are some nice collections to explore. In sum, you are not bound by this list; however, I ask that you consult with me as to your book selection. )...
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