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

Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers (8th 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.


ContentsRhetorical ContentsPreface for the TeacherPreface for the Student Chapter 1: Writing, the "Writing Process," and YouLiteracy NarrativesComposing Your Own Literacy Narrative Chapter 2: Family and CommunityHow the Wicked Sons Were Duped, Indian FolklorePeople Like Us, David BrooksChanging My Name after Sixty Years, Tom Rosenberg Where the Land is Stepped on, the Sky..., Trikartikaningsih ByasWe Kissed the Tomato and Then the Sky, Dana WehleFocusing on Friends, Steve TesichTreasures, Mahwash ShoaibTwo Lives, Shirley Geok-lin LimFor My Indian Daughter, Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat The Night I was Nobody, John Edgar Wideman The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman AlexieOne Voice, Susan G. MaderaSolidarity, Charles Neuman Chapter 3: Gender IssuesThe Wise Daughter, Swahili FolktaleApollo and Daphne, Greek LegendShrouded in Contradiction, Gelareh Asayesh To Be a Man, Gary SotoMan-Made Misery, Thomas M. ColicinoWhy Are Gay Men So Feared? Dennis AltmanGay, Anna QuindlenWhy Do We Hate Our Bodies? Gillianne N. DuncanThe Gravity of Mark Beuhrle, Jason BaroneHe and I, Natalia GinzburgThe Storm, Kate Chopin Chapter 4: EducationThe Bar of GoldA View from the Bridge Cherokee Paul McDonaldMute in an English-Only World, Chang-Rae Lee A Letter to a Child Like Me, Jose TorresAlways Living in Spanish, Marjorie AgosinThe Mistress of Make Believe, Doris ViloriaDropout to Graduate, Laura KuehnThe Fender-Bender, Ramon "Tianguis" PerezWhen the Simulated Patient Is For Real, Taneisha GrantMultiple Dimensions of Love: From the Artist's Eyes, Giovanni J. Gelardifrom Poets in the Kitchen, Paule MarshallMy Pen Writes in Blue and White, Vincent Cremona Chapter 5: WorkMy 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 PattersonBlack Hair, Gary SotoWork Hard-Quit Right! Thomas M. ColicinoWorking Like a Dog, Charles NeumanForty-Five a Month, R.K. NarayanFree and Equal, Lalita Gandbhir Chapter 6: TraditionsIn the Beginning: Bantu Creation Story, African LegendQuiche-Mayan Creation Story, Quiche-Mayan LegendFootbinding, John King FairbankThe Algonquin Cinderella, Native American MythCinderella's Stepsisters, Toni MorrisonSeven Days of Mourning, Yael YarimiNew (and Improved) Delhi, Gautam BhatiaThe Lottery, Shirley JacksonStone Throwing in India: An Annual Bash, Mark FinemanThe Losing Champion, Ramon Mendez, Jr. Chapter 7: Cultural EncountersThe Falsehood of Truth, Senegalese MythThe Wise Rogue, Jewish Folktale (as told by Moses Gaster)Fraternity, Garrett HongoPassion and the Dream, Linda StanleyOn Leaving New York, Emma WunschThe Man I Killed, Tim O'BrienChild of the Lot, Ariela Rutkin-BeckerWhat's in a Name? Gloria NaylorKonglish, Kenneth Woo Chapter 8: Popular CultureThe Pleasures of Text, Charles McGrathCan You Hear Me Now?, Sherry TurkleToo Much Technology?, Katherine LariosIs 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 KingWhy Does Wall-E Listen to Broadway Musicals? Martin Kutnowski Rhetorical and Cultural GlossaryGeographic IndexCredits

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780205780372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780205780372
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0205780377
  • edition: 8th edition

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