ENG 226: Popular Cultur
Production of Culture
Circuit of Culture
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ENG 226: Popular Culture
Production of Culture
A show on PBS Frontline called
watch the first three sections
Our Food. Your Questions. -- McDonald's series
Is McDonald's Beef Real?
Why is a McDonald's Burger So Cheap?
Does McDonald's Use Real Eggs?
What are McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Made Of?
"The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food" by Michale Moss
"Sweet-Talking the Public: The Secret P.R. War Between High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar" by Eric Lipton
Attention Shoppers:Store is Tracking Your Cell" by Stephanie Clifford and Quentin Hardy
"For Penny, A tough Lesson in Consumer Psychology" by Stephanie Clifford
"How Companies Learn Your Secrets" by Charles Duhigg
New: EPZs and the Bangladesh Fire
"Linking Factories to the Mall: Middleman Pushes Low Cost" by Ian Urbina and Keith Bradsher
"Before You Buy That T-Shirt" by Vikas Bajaj
"Public Outrage Over Factory Conditions Spurs Labor Deal" by Liz Alderman
"Pressed by Consumers, Retailers are Revealing More" by Stephanie Clifford
"Bangladesh Fears an Exodus of Apparel Firms" by Steven Greenhouse
"Clothed in Misery" by M.T. Anderson
"Horrific Fire Revealed a Gap in Safety for Global Brands" by Jim Yardley
"inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster" by Declan Walsh and Steven Greenhouse
"As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Countries Pay High Price" by Louise Story
"Apple, America and a Squeezed Middle Class"
"Apple’s iPad and the Human Costs for Workers in China
"Apple's Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay" by Davis Segal
"Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?" by Mark Bittman
"In Online Games, A Path to Young Consumers" by Matt Richtel
"Shoppers Who Can't have Secrets" by Natasha Singer
***"E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection" by Michael Moss
"Cellphone applications Let Shoppers Point, Click, and Purchase" by Stephanie Rosenbloom
"A Long Lusty Walk on a Short Pier" by Mike Albo
"Message in What We Buy But Nobody's Listening" by John Tierney
"Ten Things Your Supermarket Won't Tell You"
By Anne Kadet
"A Store Lures Guys Who are Graduating from Chinos"
"24 Rolls of Toilet Paper, a Tub of Salsa and a Plasma TV" by Julie Bick
"Wal-Mart: The New Washington"
"The Soul of New Fast Food" by John Feffer
"For Corn Syrup, the Sweet Talk Gets Harder" by Melanie Warner
Fast Food Nation
One executive said, "Our competitors are our friends, and our customers are our enemies" (143).
Schlosser argues that the multinational corporations "feel no allegiance to any nation, no loyalty to any group of farmers, workers, or consumers" (248).
According to Schlosser, " The low price of a fast food hamburger does not reflect its real cost -- and should" (261).
One senator stated, "I do not believe that the great object in life is to make everything cheap" (266).
Schlosser hopes, "The real power of the American consumer has not yet been unleashed . . . I remain optimistic" (269, 288).
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