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California Dreams and Realities : Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers,9780312194192

California Dreams and Realities : Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780312194192

ISBN10:
0312194196
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
1/15/1999
Publisher(s):
Macmillan Higher Education
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Summary

California has long been a bellwether state -- a place where crucial trends that eventually spread throughout the U.S. first take root. Its national and international influence is driven by one of the largest economies in the world, by its extraordinary technological and cultural innovations, and by a disproportionately affluent and activist population larger than that of entire countries. In short, the issues of California are the issues that are likely to have an impact on the rest of America, and college students in California are well served by studying, thinking, and writing about their home state in their composition courses. "California Dreams and Realities" is the one composition reader that allows students to do just that.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors v
Introduction: Reinventing the Dream 1(4)
California Dreaming: Myths of the Golden Land
5(58)
California: A Place, A People, A Dream
8(7)
James J. Rawls
Days of Gold
15(7)
Malcolm J. Rohrbough
A New Perspective on the Dream
22(12)
Denise S. Spooner
Proofs
34(7)
Richard Rodriguez
Of Cholos and Surfers
41(5)
Jack Lopez
An Age of Limits and Definitions
46(2)
Charlie Stoddard
From The Day of the Locust
48(3)
Nathanael West
Notes from a Native Daughter
51(12)
Joan Didion
Researching the Issues
60(3)
The Great Migration: Immigrants in California History
63(58)
From The Grapes of Wrath
66(7)
John Steinbeck
The Welcome Mat Is Threadbare
73(3)
Yeh Ling-Ling
Refine Immigration Policy to Reflect History and the Moment We Live In
76(3)
Ruben Martinez
The World of Our Grandmothers
79(8)
Connie Young Yu
Manzanar
87(12)
Sue Kunitomi Embrey
Invisible Men
99(9)
William Langewiesche
Ripon
108(5)
Ramon ``Tianguis'' Perez
Vietnamese Youths No Longer Look Homeward
113(8)
Nancy Wride
Researching the Issues
118(3)
The Best-Laid Plans: Education and the California Dream
121(46)
A Visit to Edwin Markham Intermediate School
125(6)
Mike Rose
Teacher Shortage
131(5)
Sylvia S. Fox
What Price Glory?
136(6)
James Richardson
The ZIP Code Route into UC
142(2)
Susan E. Brown
Race Preferences Lose in Court---Again
144(3)
Ward Connerly
Blacks Only?
147(3)
Nathan Glazer
``Well, I Guess They Need Their Minority''
150(6)
Ruben Navarrette, Jr.
Language Barrier: California's Bilingualism Mess
156(4)
Peter Schrag
The Next Big Divide? Blacks and Hispanics Square Off over Bilingual Education
160(2)
Romesh Ratnesar
Yuba City School
162(5)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Researching the Issues
165(2)
Developing the Dream: Issues in California Land Use
167(44)
Among Kin
170(3)
Malcolm Margolin
California Indians as Capable Resource Managers
173(5)
Arthur F. McEvoy
Cultivating Wildness
178(7)
Gary Snyder
As If the Farmer Died
185(6)
David Mas Masumoto
The Water Game
191(4)
Gerald W. Haslam
Mulholland's Prophecy
195(3)
Margaret Leslie Davis
Things Fall Apart
198(4)
Marc Reisner
Sunbelt Bolshevism
202(4)
Mike Davis
The First
206(5)
Gary Soto
Researching the Issues
208(3)
Governing California: Democracy, Demography, and the Politics of the Dream
211(60)
Political Culture in California
213(9)
Matthew A. Cahn
H. Eric Schockman
California, Here We Come
222(6)
Peter Schrag
What Has Proposition 13 Meant for California?
228(6)
Jean Ross
Reality Votes
234(7)
Steve Scott
Blacks vs. Browns
241(15)
Jack Miles
Can We All Get Along?
256(5)
Al Martinez
Battling Toxic Racism
261(4)
Richard Steven Street
The Unheard
265(6)
Anna Deavere Smith
Researching the Issues
268(3)
Of Work and Wealth: The Economics of the Dream
271(90)
The Comeback
274(11)
John Cassidy
Silicon Valley: Taking Its Place in the Pantheon
285(4)
Michael J. Mandel
Toxic Technology: Electronics and the Silicon Valley
289(3)
Chris Hayhurst
Land of Dreams and Disasters: Postindustrial Living in the Silicon Valley
292(9)
Judith Stacey
The New Frontier: ``Hollywood,'' 1914-1920
301(14)
Lary May
From The Last Tycoon
315(9)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Automobile Age in California
324(7)
James J. Flink
In Search of Oildorado
331(14)
James D. Houston
The Organizer's Tale
345(8)
Cesar Chavez
My Fifty-Plus Years Celebrate Spring
353(8)
Luis Omar Salinas
Researching the Issues
354(7)
Index of Authors and Titles 361


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