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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.
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