Common Culture, Fourth Edition, is a diverse, pop culture reader with varied cultural topics such as television, movies, sports, and computers. The text encourages you to read, think, and write about pop culture in order to help you develop critical and analytical thinking skills. Additionally, Common Culture hopes to engage you with the profound effect of popular culture on everyday life. The Fourth Edition features: Updated readings on advertising, popular music, television, cyberculture, sports, and movies Discussions on hot topics in popular culture, including virtual reality television, sports and violence, and the cyber community Focus on Reading Imagesquestions in every chapter help you make connections between the new color visuals and the articles All new material on Writing Research in Popular Culture, including updated MLA documentation The new Common Culture, Fourth Edition, Companion Website expands on the text by mirroring each of its chapters and provides an interactive environment with additional exercises and links to related Websites. Visit www.prenhall.com/petracca to view the list of new features.Petracca, Michael F. is the author of 'Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131825451 and ISBN 0131825453.