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Essays from Contemporary Culture

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780155071315

ISBN10:
0155071319
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/16/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 6/16/2000.
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Summary

This careful revision contains beautifully crafted essays from contemporary culture that encourage students to make informed opinions about topics that matter to them. Ackley is widely praised for her ability to engage students in active and critical reading and the author's writing prompts are unsurpassed at getting students to jump in and start writing.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Transitions
1(44)
``Who Shall I Be?'': The Allure of a Fresh Start
3(5)
Jennifer Crichton
One Man's Kids
8(3)
Daniel Meier
Rootlessness
11(4)
David Morris
An Urge for Going
15(4)
Richard Ford
The Psychological Challenges of Y2K
19(3)
Gordon Davidson
Corinne McLaughlin
White Breast Flats
22(5)
Emilie Gallant
Grandma's Story
27(3)
Lynn Randall
Once More to the Lake
30(5)
E. B. White
Silence (fiction)
35(10)
Larry Watson
Insights
45(42)
Think About It: Ways We Know, and Don't
46(5)
Frank Conroy
Living Like Weasels
51(4)
Annie Dillard
To Gabriella, a Young Writer
55(4)
Pat Mora
Remembering Karen
59(7)
Zoe Landale
Trips from There to Here
66(7)
Marjorie Simmins
Learning the Hard Way
73(3)
Michael Denne
Shooting an Elephant
76(6)
George Orwell
The Story of an Hour (fiction)
82(5)
Kate Chopin
Self-Perception
87(48)
You're Short, Besides!
88(7)
Sucheng Chan
On Being a Cripple
95(10)
Nancy Mairs
What's in a Name?
105(5)
Lini S. Kadaba
Who's a Hillbilly?
110(2)
Rebecca Thomas Kirkendall
The Androgynous Male
112(4)
Noel Perrin
Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
116(4)
Brent Staples
Complexion
120(6)
Richard Rodriguez
The Loudest Voice (fiction)
126(9)
Grace Paley
Role Models and Heroes
135(52)
On Excellence
136(4)
Cynthia Ozick
Deems
140(5)
Russell Baker
It's Too Bad We Don't Have Another Roy
145(2)
Bill Thompson
Italianita in a World Made of Love and Need
147(9)
Thom Tammaro
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
156(4)
Nicholas Gage
I Became Her Target
160(3)
Roger Wilkins
Lessons from Two Ghosts
163(4)
Scott Fisher
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
167(4)
Bruce Catton
The Revolt of ``Mother'' (fiction)
171(16)
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Relationships
187(40)
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
188(5)
Deborah Tannen
The Silent Friendship of Men
193(3)
Roger Rosenblatt
Study Denouncing Fathers Sends Danger Signals
196(2)
Kathleen Parker
I Don't Like What You're Wearing
198(2)
David Updike
Love Story
200(4)
Carol Tavris
Men and Women in Search of Common Ground
204(8)
Wendell Berry
Over 40 and Unmarried
212(2)
Ron Beathard
I'm Not Sick, I'm Just in Love
214(3)
Katherine Davis
Vows (fiction)
217(10)
Julie Showalter
Popular Culture
227(56)
Rap Music and the Demonization of Young Black Males
229(5)
Tricia Rose
Rock Lyrics and Violence against Women
234(3)
Caryl Rivers
Political Entertainment
237(9)
Michael Parenti
A Sickness in the Soul
246(3)
Michael Medved
Is God Really Dead in Beverly Hills? Religion and the Movies
249(10)
Stanley Rothman
Movies, Morality, and Conservative Complaints
259(3)
Christopher Sharrett
Bang, You're Dead
262(3)
Richard Corliss
Do Ask, Do Tell
265(8)
Joshua Gamson
Menace to Society
273(5)
John Davidson
Beating the Same Old Dead Horse
278(5)
Joe Saltzman
Ethics, Morals, and Values
283(58)
It's Failure, Not Success
285(2)
Ellen Goodman
Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age?
287(7)
Christina Hoff Sommers
Making the Grade
294(3)
Kurt Wiesenfeld
Infamy and Immortality
297(2)
David A. Kaplan
Woodstock's Message Is Still True
299(3)
Steven Doloff
Can't Live Without It
302(11)
Alan Thein Durning
The Quality of Mercy Killing
313(3)
Roger Rosenblatt
Mercy Denied to Roswell Gilbert
316(6)
Derek Humphrey
First and Last, Do No Harm
322(3)
Charles Krauthammer
Living Is the Mystery
325(3)
M. Scott Peck
The Guest (fiction)
328(13)
Albert Camus
Prejudice and Discrimination
341(40)
Prejudice, Conflict, and Ethnoviolence: A National Dilemma
343(6)
Joan C. Weiss
The Ruses of Racism
349(4)
Michel Wieviorka
A Woman from He-Dog
353(6)
Mary Crow Dog
The Affirmative Action Debate
359(4)
Stephen Steinberg
Why Women Don't Get Paid What They're Worth
363(5)
Marilyn Webb
Have We Lost Our Sense of Humor?
368(3)
Gerald F. Kreyche
The Word Police
371(5)
Michiko Kakutani
Symbolic Arguments
376(5)
William Raspberry
Violence
381(36)
War Culture
382(3)
Ellen Goodman
Old Enough to Kill?
385(2)
Anna Quindlen
Why I Bought a Gun
387(5)
Gail Buchalter
Guns Us
392(3)
Matthew Maranz
Gun Crazy
395(2)
Nicholas Von Hoffman
The War Against Women
397(6)
Carol Lynn Mithers
Violence Against Whom?
403(7)
Warren Farrell
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
410(7)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Permissions and Acknowledgments 417


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