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The Informed Argument

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9781413016116

ISBN10:
1413016111
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/26/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Treating argument as a problem-solving tool, featuring an innovative marginalia program that contains the contextual information students need to enter thematic conversations, and providing the most extensive coverage of argument in all forms of media, The Informed Argument is the best-selling solution for teaching writing and argument.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I: Understanding Arguments
1(108)
The Purposes of Argument
2(14)
The Contexts of Argument
16(18)
The Media for Argument
34(36)
The Strategies for Argument
70(39)
Part II: Composing Arguments
109(98)
Constructing Arguments
110(42)
Doing Research
152(28)
Documenting Your Sources
180(27)
Part III: Negotiating Differences
207(516)
Ownership
208(72)
Cluster 1. Who Owns Words and Ideas?
210(26)
``Standing Up for the Power of Learning''
212(5)
Jay Mathews
``What's Yours? (Ownership of Intellectual Property)''
217(5)
Ralph Caplan
``Copyright Crusaders''
222(4)
David Gibson
``The Responsible Plagiarist''
226(10)
Abigail Lipson
Sheila M. Reindl
Cluster 2. Who Owns Music?
236(20)
``Free Downloads Play Sweet Music''
239(5)
Janis Ian
``Ringtones: Music to Moguls' Ears''
244(3)
Tom Lowry
``Hello, Cleveland''
247(3)
James Surowiecki
``Collecting Music in the Digital Realm''
250(6)
Tom McCourt
Cluster 3. Who Owns the Media?
256(24)
``Empire of the Air''
257(6)
Jenny Toomey
``Tripping Up Big Media''
263(9)
Gal Beckerman
``The Moguls Are the Medium''
272(3)
Laura Peterson
``Breaking Up Is Easy to Do''
275(5)
Tom Lowry
Ron Grover
Body Image
280(86)
Cluster 1. How Do the Media Influence Body Image?
282(20)
``Fresh Faces''
283(4)
Sascha de Gersdorff
``Extreme Surgery''
287(4)
Graham Lawton
``The Brutality of Celebrity Culture''
291(3)
Joyce McMillan
``Media Influences on Body Image Development''
294(8)
Marika Tiggemann
Cluster 2. Why Are So Many Americans Overweight?
302(28)
``Eat This Now!''
303(4)
Susan Brink
Elizabeth Querna
``How Your Brain Makes You Fat''
307(4)
Barbara Wickens
``Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic?''
311(7)
W. Wayt Gibbs
``Preventing Childhood Obesity''
318(12)
Jeffrey P. Koplan
Catharyn T. Liverman
Vivica I. Kraak
Cluster 3. When Does Being ``Fit'' Become ``Unfit''?
330(36)
``I Was an Idiot to Take It So Far''
331(3)
Heather Beresford
``Buyin' Bulk''
334(8)
Christopher McDougall
Lou Schuler
``The Adonis Complex''
342(11)
Harrison G. Pope, Jr.
Katherine A. Phillips
Roberto Olivardia
``Femininity and Muscularity: Accounts of Seven Women Body Builders''
353(13)
Sarah Grogan
Ruth Evans
Sam Wright
Geoff Hunter
Relationships
366(74)
Cluster 1. Is Anyone Really `Dating' Anymore?
368(34)
``From Front Porch to Back Seat: A History of the Date''
369(8)
Beth Bailey
``Get Your Hand Out of My Pocket''
377(3)
Darryl James
``Dorm Brothel''
380(9)
Vigen Guroian
``Will You Marry Me? Spectacle and Consumption in the Ritual of Marriage Proposals''
389(13)
Phillip Vannini
Cluster 2. What Does Marriage Require?
402(22)
``Great Expectations''
403(3)
Stephanie Coontz
``Fidelity with a Wandering Eye''
406(5)
Christina Nehring
``A More Perfect Union''
411(8)
Jonathan Rauch
``Baby, This Is For Ever''
419(5)
Phillip Hodson
Cluster 3. What Does It Mean to Be a Good Parent?
424(16)
``Designer Babies and Other Fairy Tales''
425(4)
Maureen Freely
``Victims from Birth''
429(3)
Wendy McElroy
``The Good Enough Mother''
432(3)
Anna Quindlen
``What Fathers Do Best''
435(5)
Steven E. Rhoads
Education
440(100)
Cluster 1. What Should Students Be Taught?
442(28)
``The Humanities for Cocktail Parties and Beyond''
444(4)
Rick Livingston
``Liberal Education on the Ropes''
448(10)
Stanley N. Katz
``An Educated and Culturally Literate Person Must Study America's Multicultural Reality''
458(5)
Ronald Takaki
``Designing a Signature General Education Program''
463(7)
Stephen L. Trainor
Cluster 2. How Should Students Be Taught?
470(28)
``Lost in the Life of the Mind''
471(4)
Bill Coplin
``Moving Away from the Authoritarian Classroom''
475(9)
Mano Singham
``Toward a Radical Feminist Pedagogy''
484(6)
bell hooks
``The Art of Teaching Science''
490(8)
Lewis Thomas
Cluster 3. How Should Learning Be Measured?
498(42)
``Tests, Tracking, and Derailment''
499(4)
Patricia Williams
``Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing''
503(11)
Gregory Cizek
``Why So Many Exams? A Marxist Response''
514(7)
Bertell Ollman
``Getting Along without Grades---and Getting Along with Them, Too''
521(19)
Peter Elbow
American National Identity
540(90)
Cluster 1. Who Gets to Be an American?
542(26)
``By the Time I Get to Cucaracha''
544(5)
Celia C. Perez-Zeeb
``A Nation of Immigrants''
549(6)
Peter Brimelow
``Keep the Borders Open''
555(5)
Jacob G. Hornberger
``Too Many: Looking Today's Immigration in the Face''
560(8)
Steven Camarota
Cluster 2. What Does It Mean to Be a Good American Citizen?
568(30)
``Needed: Informed Voters''
570(3)
John Balzar
``America: Idea or Nation?''
573(9)
Wilfred M. McClay
``A Patriotic Left''
582(7)
Michael Kazin
``Class Warfare''
589(9)
Josiah Bunting, III
Cluster 3. What Kind of Power Should We Give Our Government?
598(32)
``Letter from a Birmingham Jail''
600(12)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Databases and Security vs. Privacy''
612(4)
Heather Green
``Why Fear National ID Cards?''
616(3)
Alan M. Dershowitz
``Reclaiming Federalism''
619(11)
David J. Barron
Environment
630(93)
Cluster 1. How Can We Improve the Cyber Environment?
632(28)
``The Daily We: Is the Internet Really a Blessing for Democracy?''
633(13)
Cass Sunstein
``How to Mend a Broken Internet''
646(5)
Danny O'Brien
``Surviving Chronic E-Mail Fatigue''
651(4)
Andrew K. Pace
``Making Them Squirm''
655(5)
John Tierney
Cluster 2. How Do We Design Communities?
660(28)
``Getting on the Case''
662(6)
Stuart Meck
``The Lived-In City: A Place in Time''
668(8)
Jane Holtz Kay
``So What Can We Do---Really Do---about Sprawl?''
676(6)
Donella Meadows
``Enough Snickering. Suburbia Is More Complicated and Varied Than We Think''
682(6)
Robert Wilson
Cluster 3. What is Our Relationship to Nature?
688(35)
``The Obligation to Endure''
690(7)
Rachel Carson
``Silent Spring at 40''
697(5)
Ronald Bailey
``In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World''
702(10)
Jack Turner
``Hazy Days in Our Parks''
712(11)
Charles Petit
Credits 723(6)
Photo Credits 729(2)
Index 731


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