9780838406779

Essays from Contemporary Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780838406779

  • ISBN10:

    0838406777

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2003
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Praised for its collection of essays on contemporary issues, the fifth edition offers more coverage of critical reading and writing and visual rhetoric.

Table of Contents

1. READING AND WRITING CRITICALLY
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address
Garry Wills, How to Speak to a Nation’s Suffering
William Safire, A Spirit Reborn
2. ETHICS, MORALS, and VALUES
Lorri Nandrea, Having No Hand in the Matter
Ellen Goodman, It's Failure, Not Success
Kurt Wiesenfeld, Making the Grade
Christina Hoff Sommers, Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age? David A
Kaplan, Infamy and Immortality
Roger Rosenblatt, The Quality of Mercy Killing
Charles Krauthammer, First and Last, Do No Harm
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Scott Peck, Living is the Mystery
Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers (fiction)
3. TRANSITIONS
Jennifer Crichton, Who Shall I Be? The Allure of a Fresh Start
Richard Ford, An Urge for Going
Lynn Randall, Grandma's Story
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White, Once More to the Lake
Larry Watson, Silence (fiction)
4. INSIGHTS
Roger Rosenblatt, The Silent Friendship of Men
Frank Conroy, Think About It: Ways We Know, and Don't
Annie Dillard, Living Like Weasels
Michael Denne, Learning the Hard Way
Steven Doloff, Woodstock’s Message is Still True
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour (fiction)
5. SELF-PERCEPTION
Sucheng Chan, You're Short, Besides! Nancy Mairs, On Being a Cripple
George Felton, Richard Simmons, the Twit Triumphant
Lini S
Kadaba, What’s in a Name? Rebecca Thomas Kirkendale, Who’s A Hillbilly? Noel Perrin, The Androgynous Male
Brent Staples, Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Ability to Alter Public Space
Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street(fiction)
6. ROLE MODELS AND HEROES
Bill Thompson, It’s Too Bad We Don’t Have Another Roy
Nicholas Gage, The Teacher Who Changed My Life
Roger Wilkins, I Became Her Target
Scott M
Fisher, Lessons from Two Ghosts
Jedediah Purdy, Rebel Twilight
Howard Zin, Unsung Heroes
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee:A Study in Contrasts
7. GENDERED RELATIONSHIPS
Deborah Tannen, Sex, Lies, and Conversation
Carol Tavris, Love Story
Ron Beathard, Over Forty and Unmarried
Katherine Davis, I'm Not Sick, I'm Just in Love
Julie Showalter, Vows (fiction)
8. POPULAR CULTURE
David Segal, Where’s the Return Fire in Culture Wars? Christopher Sharrett, Movies, Morality, and Conservative Complaints
Richard Corliss, Bang, You’re Dead
John Davidson, Menace to Society
Gerard Jones, Violent Media is Good for Kids
David L
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Arnold, Cavalcade of Whimsey: Defending Springfield Against Itself
Joshua Gamson, Do Ask, Do Tell
Alan Thein Durning, Can't Live Without It
Joe Saltzman, Beating the Same Old Dead Horse
9. PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION
Mary Crow Dog, A Woman from He-Dog
Stephen Steinberg, The Affirmative Action Debate
Tricia Rose, Rap Music and the Demonization of Young Black Males
Gerald F
Kreyche, Have We Lost Our Sense of Humor? Michiko Kakutani, The Word Police
William Raspberry, Symbolic Arguments
10. TERRORISM, WAR, AND VIOLENCE
Benjamin Netanyahu, Three Key Principles in the War Against Terrorism
Ellen Goodman, War Culture
Martin Luther King, Jr
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
Charles Johnson, Menagerie: A Child’s Fable (fiction)

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