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Emerging : Contemporary Readings for Writers



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It's a new world complex and increasingly interconnected. Living in such a world doesn't mean we all have to agree on solutions, but it does mean that we must learn how to mediate cultural differences in order to solve common problems.Emergingimmerses your students in global ideas and global thinking to help them develop the critical thinking skills needed to meet the demands of a new age. With selections drawn from a variety of disciplines,Emergingprovides complex ideas in approachable language to help students learn to decode, interpret, and compose texts on today's urgent concerns and provides the concepts and tools students need to advocate for change. Introducing Author Talk: Watch our video introduction of Barclay Barrios.

Author Biography

Barclay Barrios (PhD Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a contributor to Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition ( and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Globally, Reading Critically
The Readings
Madeleine Albright, Faith and Diplomacy
Julia Alvarez, Selections from Once Upon a Quinceañera
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Making Conversation and The Primacy of Practice
Dalai Lama, Ethics and the New Genetics
Joan Didion, After Life
Helen Epstein, AIDS, Inc.
Thomas Friedman, The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention
Francis Fukuyama, Human Dignity
Daniel Gilbert, Reporting Live from Tomorrow
Steven Johnson, Listening to Feedback
Michael Kimmelman, The Art of Collecting Lightbulbs
Rebekah Nathan, Community and Diversity
Steve Olson, The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of Peoples
Marshall Poe, The Hive
Michael Pollan, The Animals: Practicing Complexity
Virginia Postrel, The Boundaries of Design
Richard Restak, Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era
Mary Roach, The Cadaver Who Joined the Army
Leslie Savan, What’s Black, Then White, and Said All Over?
Julia Serano, Before and After: Class and Body Transformations
Debora L. Spar, Trading Places: The Practice and Politics of Adoption
James Surowiecki, Committees, Juries, and Teams: The Columbia Disaster and How Small Groups Can Be Made to Work
Diana Taylor, False Identifications: Minority Populations Mourn Diana
Kenji Yoshino, Preface and The New Civil Rights
The Assignment Sequences
1. Rites/Rights of Passage: Identifying the Self
2. Surviving Alone, Surviving Together: Ethical
Conflict in a Global Economy
3. Yes We Can, But Should We?: The Politics of Science
4. The Talking Cure: Conversation as Social Medicine
5. Wonderful Displays: Revelations of Art and Culture
6. Trouble with a Capital "C": Communities and Integration
7. Deep Impact: Technology and Our World
8. Every Body’s Right: Buying Bodies
9. The Melting Not: One American Culture?
10. Putting the "I" in Team: The Practices of Collaboration

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