ENG 226: Popular Culture

Production of Culture


For Tues/Thurs 9:30 section due Tuesday 1/31
Mon/Wed section due Monday 2/6
A show on PBS Frontline called  The Persuaders
watch the first three sections (roughly first 31 minutes until after interview about bread)

Our Food. Your Questions. -- McDonald's series (if any of the links don't work, they should turn up with a simply search)

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New: EPZs and the Bangladesh Fire



A few Fast Food Nation quotes:
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).