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Expanding Horizons : Short Readings and Images from Unusual Topics,9780321276698

Expanding Horizons : Short Readings and Images from Unusual Topics

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Pub. Date:
6/15/2006
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Longman
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Expanding Horizons is a thematic, off-beat collection of essays, articles, poems, stories, and images certain to stimulate the imagination while improving both reading and writing skills. The readings-selected for their ease of readability-take unusual spins on everyday "pop culture" topics such as urban legends, food, money, work, family and friends, ethics, and censorship. The "Expanding Horizons" feature encourages students to look beyond the given world, helping them develop the analytical skills they need to forge their own connections with reading, writing, and thinking based on what they have already learned.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor xv
Introduction: An Invitation to the Reader xix
CHAPTER 1 URBAN LEGENDS, HOAXES, SUPERSTITIONS, AND OTHER FICTIONS 2(28)
How Urban Legends Reveal Society's Fears
BY NEAL GABLF,R
6(7)
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True...
BY HOWGUL ARBL AND WANG QIN
13(4)
Knock On Wood
BY WENDY LICHTMAN
17(4)
9/11 Phoney Photo (art)
21(2)
Gotcha!
BY THOMAS HAYDEN
23(7)
CHAPTER 2 POPULAR CULTURE: WHAT'S HIP AND WHAT'S HOPPED-AND WHO CARES 30(26)
Blue jeans: An American Phenomenon
BY MARJORIE DORFMAN
34(5)
Confessions of an eBay Addict
By JOHN MARR
39(6)
Go Ahead, Make Her Day
BY RICHARD CORLISS
45(4)
St. Louis Blues
BY W.C. HANDY
49(2)
Regis Makes Contestants, ABC Rich on "Millionaire"
BY JOHN TETI
51(5)
CHAPTER 3 IDENTITY; YOU ARE UNIQUE, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE 56(20)
Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897
BY ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
59(5)
Fm Nobody! Who Are You?
BY EMILY DICKINSON
64(2)
What's the Difference Between Boys and Girls?
BY DEBORAH BLUM
66(6)
Names Are Destiny? Tell That to "Richie"
BY RICH DAVIS
72(4)
CHAPTER 4 FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD 76(24)
Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir
BY LAURIE COLWIN
80(7)
Food Icons: Immortal in the Eyes of the Television Beholder
BY MARJORIE DORFMAN
87(5)
How to Eat a Poem
By EVE MERRIAM
92(2)
Throughput
By ERIC SCHLOSSER
94(6)
CHAPTER 5 MONEY MATTERS 100(24)
Beware of Student Credit Cards
BY RAY MARTIN
103(5)
On Spring Break. with Their Heads in the Sand
BY MICHELLE SINGLETARY
108(4)
History of Money
FROM THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER WEB SITE
112(4)
Undergraduate Students and Credit Cards
FROM NELLIE MAE
116(2)
About Identity Theft
BY THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
118(6)
CHAPTER 6 EMPLOYMENT: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS 124(22)
The Companv Man
BY ELLEN GOODMAN
127(5)
Resumania
By BAROLD M. "MAX" MESSMER JR.
132(6)
Let's Discuss Who You Knkow (cartoon)
BY DAN ROSANDICH
138(2)
What I Did Last Summer
BY SCOTT KARIYA
140(6)
CHAPTER 7 SIMPLICITY: IS IT TOO COMPLICATED? 146(26)
Followup/Distraction
BY PAUL FORD
150(6)
Simple Solutions: Suggestions for Simplifying Your Life
BY VICTOR M. PARACHIN
156(7)
Complex Language. It Can Cloud People's Minds
BY JACK TROUT, WITH STEVE RIVKIN
163(7)
Desert Island (art)
170(1)
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
BY WALT WHITMAN
170(2)
CHAPTER 8 FRIENDS, FAMILIES, AND PARENTHOOD 172(24)
I Want a Wife
BY JUDY BRADY
175(4)
Three Credits and a Baby
By JENNIFER MERRITT
179(5)
Reactionary
By BILL GARY
184(4)
Annabel Lee
By EDGAR ALLAN POE
188(3)
Symptoms of Fatherhood
By TOM BODETT
191(5)
CHAPTER 9 ETHICS, OR "DO THE RIGHT THING" 196(28)
Why Students Cheat
By JENNIFERMARIE BEAR
199(6)
Ethics in Business
By THE GEORGE S. MAY INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
205(5)
Of Headless Mice...and Men
By CHARLES KRALITHAMMER
210(5)
Business Ethics' 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2004
FROM THE WEB SITE OF BUSINESS ETHICS MAGAZINE
215(2)
White Lies
By SISSELA BOK
217(7)
CHAPTER 10 CENSORSHIP: SAY THE RIGHT THING- OR DON'T 224(20)
Move to the Front of the Bus, Ms. Parks
By MICHAEL A. KAHN
228(5)
In Defense of Book Burning
By WILL MANLEY
233(4)
Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000
Compiled BY THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
237(1)
Foul Words Permeate Pop Culture, Eliciting a Backlash
By MARK O'KEEFE
238(6)
CHAPTER 11 AMERICA: RECOVERING AND REMEMBERING 244(31)
One Day, Now Broken in Two
By ANNA QUINDLEN
248(5)
Thu. Names
By BILLY COLLINS
253(4)
The Freedom Tower (art)
257(2)
The Question. That We Should Be Asking
By ALISON HORNSTEIN
259(16)
Hurricanes 2005: An Wine Odyssey
By VARIOUS AUTHORS
Appendix A Writing ModelS 275(10)
Appendix B Research and Documenting Sources for College Papers 285(8)
Credits 293(2)
Index 295


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