Second Edition   ©2010


Reading and Composing Culture

Catherine G. Latterell (Penn State, Altoona)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-8341-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-8341-1; Format: Paper Text, 736 pages

Rethink the everyday, and make something new!

With a mix of humor and analysis, a collection of fresh readings, lively assignments, and an enticing design, ReMix is not your ordinary textbook. It asks students to re-examine everyday concepts (such as identity, entertainment, and technology); to question assumptions about everyday life and culture; and to respond critically and creatively to some of the most imaginative projects you’ll find in a composition reader.

Built on the idea that students live in a do-it-yourself world in which they are the writers, designers, and inventors, ReMix invites students to bring their own creativity into the composition classroom. It inspires them to ask: Why do I think the way I do? What is my relationship to the culture around me? Am I truly, as one advertisement claims, "my playlist"? This question-posing approach allows students to write about culture and identity in a meaningful way.
"ReMix encourages students to take an active, creative role rather than simply applying the received wisdom of ‘expert’ cultural critique."

— Deborah Kirkman, University of Kentucky