Globalization A Reader for Writers

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  • Copyright: 12/11/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Read. Write. Oxford.

Using vibrant, challenging, and diverse selections, Globalization: A Reader for Writers invites students to explore what globalization means not just to their everyday lives but to the collective future of the world. The writers, scholars, artists, journalists, and activists represented in this reader transcend globalization as a theme, challenging students to see globalization as a term that they need to define for themselves. This reader presents a more open-ended, less determined perspective than the "West and the Rest" agenda by offering articles that are personal and local yet also engaging to a broader global audience.

Developed for the freshman composition course, Globalization: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in an academic discourse about globalization.

Globalization: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

Author Biography

Maria Jerskey is Associate Professor of Education and Language Acquisition at LaGuardia Community College.

Table of Contents

1. Being and Becoming Global
Tyler Olsen, "In Zarafshan." The Morning News
Marcelo Gleiser. "Globalization: Two Visions of the Future of Humanity"
Kwame Anthony Appiah, "The Shattered Mirror," Excerpt from Cosmpolitanism
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, "A Mickey Mouse Approach to Globalization" Yale Global Online
Tanveer Ali, "The Subway Falafel Sandwich and the Americanization of Ethnic Food." Good
2. Identity and Place
Pico Iyer, "Lonely Places." Excerpt from Falling Off the Map
Justin Nobel, "The Last Inuit of Quebec." The Smart Set
Humera Afridi, "A Gentle Madness." Granta
Julian Hill, "In Search of Black Identity in Uganda" Glimpse
Julia Whitty, "All the Disappearing Islands." Mother Jones
3. Body, Mind, and Spirit
Ann Fadiman, "Birth" The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Latif Nasser, "Do some cultures have their own ways of going mad?" Boston Globe
Andrew Guest, "Pursuing the Science of Happiness" Oregon Humanities
Peter Manseau, "Plasticize Me" Guernica
Elizabeth Dwoskin, "Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs" Business Week
Stefany Anne Golberg, "You Can Take It with You" The Smart Set
4. Languages in Contact
Lera Boroditsky. "How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?" Edge
Stephen Pax Leonard, "Death by Monoculture." University of Cambridge Research
James Angelos, "Passing the Test." World Policy Journal
Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma, "The New Language Landscape." The Hindu
Pallavi Polanki, "Operation Mind Your Language." Open
Julie Traves, "The Church of Please and Thank You." This Magazine
5. Communication and Technology
Ethan Zuckerman, "A Small World After All?" The Wilson Quarterly
Frank Bures, "Can You Hear Us Now?" World Ark
Natana J. DeLong-Bas, "The New Social Media and the Arab Spring." =Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Teju Cole, "The White Savior Industrial Complex." The Atlantic
Rudabeh Pakravan, "Territory Jam." Places
Rob Horning, "The Accidental Bricoleurs." N+1
6. Earning and Spending
"The New Grand Tour." The Economist
Charles Kenny, "Haiti Doesn't Need Your Old T-Shirt." Foreign Policy
Tate Watkins, "How Oliberté, the Anti-TOMS, Makes Shoes and Jobs in Africa." Good
Avantika Bhuyan, "The Enchanted Bylanes." Open
Simon Akam, "The Long and Winding Road." More Intelligent Life
Maureen Orth, "The Luxury Frontier." Wall Street Journal
7. Gender Matters
Christina Larsen, "The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies." Foreign Policy
Doug Clark, "Leopard-Print Headscarves: Wearing the Veil in Banda Aceh, Indonesia" Glimpse
Leila Ahmed, "Reinventing the Veil." Financial Times
Oliver Broudy, "Body-Building in Afghanistan." Men's Health
Mark LeVine, "Killing Emos, and the Future, in Iraq." Al Jazeera
Chloé Lewis, "The Invisible Migrant Man: Questioning Gender Privileges." Open Democracy
8. Media and Culture
Roozbeh Shirazi, "Beyond Mullahs and Persian Party People: The Invisibility of Being Iranian on TV." Jadaliyya
Blake Gopnik, "Revolution in a Can." Foreign Policy
Sarah Lacy, "You Think Hollywood Is Rough? Welcome to the Chaos, Excitement and
Danger of Nollywood." TechCrunch
Jackson Allers, "Voice of the Streets: The Birth of a Hip-Hop Movement." World Hip Hop Market
Charukesi Ramadurai, "Fading Lights in Mumbai." More Intelligent Life
Jeff Chang, "So You Think They Can Break-Dance?" Salon
9. Change and Transformation
Martin Walker, "The World's New Numbers." The Wilson Quarterly
Damon Tabor, "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be the Taliban." Outside
Petina Gappah, "Zimbabwe" Guernica
Paul Salopek, "The Last Famine." Foreign Policy
Francis Kuria, "It's Time for the Turkana To Leave Their Wastelands And Settle Down." Daily Nation
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, "More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World." Foreign Policy
Appendix: Researching and Writing About Globalization

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