9780321117670

Citizenship Now (A Longman Topics Reader)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321117670

  • ISBN10:

    0321117670

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-23
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Part of the "Longman Topics" reader series,Citizenship Now examines the meaning of citizenship in our changing society and encourages student participation in revitalizing our communities>.This brief collection of readings focuses on the crucial role of the citizen in the democratic process. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about timely and relevant issues: civil liberties vs. increased national security; consumerist values and environmental responsibility; immigration and the need for educational reform. Divided into five chapters, each features six or seven essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about their roles as citizens."Longman Topics" are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents vii
Preface xi
Citizenship and Diversity
1(48)
Who and What Is American?
3(12)
Lewis Lapham
A Quilt of a Country: Out of Many, One?
15(4)
Anna Quindlen
I Have a Dream
19(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hispanics and the American Dream
24(6)
Linda Chavez
Should English Be the Law?
30(8)
Robert D. King
Viet-Kieu
38(11)
Andrew Pham
Extending the Theme
46(3)
Education and Citizenship
49(54)
Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education
51(9)
Linda Darling-Hammond
Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education
60(10)
bell hooks
The Common School and The Common Good
70(9)
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
Educating a Democracy
79(14)
Deborah Meier
Community Service
93(10)
Robert Coles
Extending the Theme
101(2)
Citizenship and Civil Liberties
103(52)
Rights as a Check on Democracy
105(5)
Alan Dershowitz
On Racist Speech
110(6)
Charles R. Lawrence III
The Myth of Social Consensus
116(15)
Sallie Tisdale
Less Privacy Is Good for Us (and You)
131(4)
Amitai Etzioni
Security Versus Civil Liberties
135(4)
Richard A. Posner
Protecting Dr. King's Legacy: Justice and Liberty in the Wake of September 11th
139(16)
Nadine Strossen
Extending the Theme
153(2)
The Media and the Citizen
155(52)
Pictures in Our Heads
157(6)
Anthony Pratkanis
Elliot Aronson
Hate Radio
163(9)
Patricia J. Williams
The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?
172(6)
Cathleen A. Cleaver
Media, Literacy, and Democratic Citizenship
178(11)
Jeffrey Scheuer
Independent Media Alternatives
189(5)
David Barsamian
Rethinking Virtual Communities: The Prospects for the Public Sphere
194(13)
Howard Rheingold
Extending the Theme
206(1)
The Public Citizen
207(50)
The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society
209(6)
Cornel West
Civic Responsibility
215(7)
Charles Derber
A Vision of the Quilt
222(6)
Cleve Jones
Jeff Dawson
The Artist as Citizen
228(9)
Barbra Streisand
A Match Made in Heaven
237(5)
Suzanne Pharr
The Tyranny of the Majority
242(15)
Lani Guinier
Extending the Theme
256(1)
Credits 257

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