Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers (8th Revised edition)

Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers (8th Revised edition)

By: Sheena Gillespie (author), Robert Becker (author)Paperback

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Designed to offer an appealing anthology where there is an increased interest in connections between and among cultures, Across Cultures, strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures among students. The book advocates acceptance of the diversity of voices, while suggesting ways to probe the correspondences, interrelationships, and mutual benefits of that diversity. The selections cover a great variety of cultural facets. For example, the readings in "Work," the subject of Chapter 5, lead students to consider related subjects such as affirmative action, immigration, cultural displacement, family narratives, and definitions of success. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to draw connections between and among readings through "Correspondence" questions that accompany each selection, thus developing their critical thinking skills.

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Contents Rhetorical Contents Preface for the Teacher Preface for the Student Chapter 1: Writing, the "Writing Process," and You Literacy Narratives Composing Your Own Literacy Narrative Chapter 2: Family and Community How the Wicked Sons Were Duped, Indian Folklore People Like Us, David Brooks Changing My Name after Sixty Years, Tom Rosenberg Where the Land is Stepped on, the Sky..., Trikartikaningsih Byas We Kissed the Tomato and Then the Sky, Dana Wehle Focusing on Friends, Steve Tesich Treasures, Mahwash Shoaib Two Lives, Shirley Geok-lin Lim For My Indian Daughter, Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat The Night I was Nobody, John Edgar Wideman The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie One Voice, Susan G. Madera Solidarity, Charles Neuman Chapter 3: Gender Issues The Wise Daughter, Swahili Folktale Apollo and Daphne, Greek Legend Shrouded in Contradiction, Gelareh Asayesh To Be a Man, Gary Soto Man-Made Misery, Thomas M. Colicino Why Are Gay Men So Feared? Dennis Altman Gay, Anna Quindlen Why Do We Hate Our Bodies? Gillianne N. Duncan The Gravity of Mark Beuhrle, Jason Barone He and I, Natalia Ginzburg The Storm, Kate Chopin Chapter 4: Education The Bar of Gold A View from the Bridge Cherokee Paul McDonald Mute in an English-Only World, Chang-Rae Lee A Letter to a Child Like Me, Jose Torres Always Living in Spanish, Marjorie Agosin The Mistress of Make Believe, Doris Viloria Dropout to Graduate, Laura Kuehn The Fender-Bender, Ramon "Tianguis" Perez When the Simulated Patient Is For Real, Taneisha Grant Multiple Dimensions of Love: From the Artist's Eyes, Giovanni J. Gelardi from Poets in the Kitchen, Paule Marshall My Pen Writes in Blue and White, Vincent Cremona Chapter 5: Work My Young Men Shall Never Work, Chief Smohalla (as told by Herbert J. Spinden) Life Stories, Michael Dorris Why We Work, Andrew Curry Essential Work by John Patterson Black Hair, Gary Soto Work Hard-Quit Right! Thomas M. Colicino Working Like a Dog, Charles Neuman Forty-Five a Month, R.K. Narayan Free and Equal, Lalita Gandbhir Chapter 6: Traditions In the Beginning: Bantu Creation Story, African Legend Quiche-Mayan Creation Story, Quiche-Mayan Legend Footbinding, John King Fairbank The Algonquin Cinderella, Native American Myth Cinderella's Stepsisters, Toni Morrison Seven Days of Mourning, Yael Yarimi New (and Improved) Delhi, Gautam Bhatia The Lottery, Shirley Jackson Stone Throwing in India: An Annual Bash, Mark Fineman The Losing Champion, Ramon Mendez, Jr. Chapter 7: Cultural Encounters The Falsehood of Truth, Senegalese Myth The Wise Rogue, Jewish Folktale (as told by Moses Gaster) Fraternity, Garrett Hongo Passion and the Dream, Linda Stanley On Leaving New York, Emma Wunsch The Man I Killed, Tim O'Brien Child of the Lot, Ariela Rutkin-Becker What's in a Name? Gloria Naylor Konglish, Kenneth Woo Chapter 8: Popular Culture The Pleasures of Text, Charles McGrath Can You Hear Me Now?, Sherry Turkle Too Much Technology?, Katherine Larios Is That Video Game Programming You? John Misak The Timeless Culture, Tom Lee Whatever Happened to Rock 'n Roll? James Geasor ...well if you can't hold the torch...then why pass it? Todd Craig Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King Why Does Wall-E Listen to Broadway Musicals? Martin Kutnowski Rhetorical and Cultural Glossary Geographic Index Credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780205780372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780205780372
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0205780377
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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