Fractured or fragmented? Are Americans at risk of losing a common culture? Has the seemingly infinite number of choices available to American media users created cultural divides or given people a chance to experience a wide variety of different cultures? Elizabeth Blair's article gets readers to think about how media has changed our view of culture.
- Ask class members to analyze the appeals used and identify the target audiences of advertisements on their favorite media stations
- The resource assumes that all class members have access to a variety of media sources
- Some class members may not be familiar with The Cosby Show
- The resource includes text-based and discussion questions