9780495912866

The New Humanities Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495912866

  • ISBN10:

    0495912867

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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THE NEW HUMANITIES READER presents 25 challenging and important essays from diverse fields that address current global issues. This cross-disciplinary anthology helps readers attain the analytical skills necessary to become informed citizens. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for students to synthesize materials and formulate their own ideas and solutions. The thought-provoking selections engage students and encourage students to make connections for themselves as they think, read, and write about the events that are likely to shape their lives. The Fourth Edition includes nearly 25% new reading selections, which continue to make this text current, globally oriented, interdisciplinary, and probing.

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents
Introduction
On Becoming an Arab
Homo religiosus
Waiting for a Jew: Marginal Redemption at the Eight Street Shul
Is Google Making Us Stupid?
The Naked Citadel
Rewilding North America
Immune to Reality
The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime
The Myth of the Ant Queen
You Have Gestures
Selections from Into the Wild
Selections from Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder
Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
How to Tell a True War Story
Selections from The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See
An Elephant Crackup?
Meat and Milk Factories
A Life of Its Own
When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday
The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue
Another Look Back, and a Look Ahead
Wisdom
An Army of One: Me
Confidence Men and Their Flex Lives
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