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The New World Reader



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  • The New World Reader
    The New World Reader
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  • The New World Reader Thinking and Writing about the Global Community
    The New World Reader Thinking and Writing about the Global Community
  • The New World Reader Thinking and Writing about the Global Community
    The New World Reader Thinking and Writing about the Global Community


With compelling selections by some of the world's most respected and critically acclaimed writers, The New World Reader encourages exploration of the significant global challenges of the 21st century. Through this textbook, students gain a deeper understanding of the topics that affect their lives, such as the challenges and consequences of globalization, global warming, bilingual education, and redefined gender roles.

Challenged by such notable contemporary thinkers and writers as Andrew Lam, Ishmael Reed, Moises Naim, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anna Quindlen, Thomas L. Friedman, Octavio Paz, Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Jane Goodall, students develop their reading and critical-thinking skills.

A consistent pedagogical apparatus includes brief chapter introductions, author headnotes, and pre-reading questions that offer students a preview of the central theme in each section. Exercise sets follow each essay, providing for deeper writing, reading, and discussion opportunities.

Table of Contents

Thinking, Reading, and Writing About the New Global Era
Critical Thinking
Thinking About an Essay:
"China: The Educated Giant"
Reading Critically
Reading an Essay Critically
"The Globalization of Eating Disorders"
Writing in Response to Reading
Writing in Response to an Essay
"Not Ignorant, Not Helpless"
New American Mosaic: Are we Becoming a Universal Nation?
"Why Diversity Matters"
"All Things Asian Are Becoming Us"
"America: The Multinational Society"
"Beyond Black and White: The Hawaiian President"
"American Dreamer"
"The Cult of Ethnicity"
Charles Bowden: "Our Wall"
America and the World: How do Others Perceive Us?
"The I'm-Not-Ugly American"
"The Resilience of American Power"
"Americans Are Tuning Out the World"
"Hungry for America"
"Fashionable Anti-Americanism"
"America's New Empire for Liberty"
"Waking Up From the American Dream"
Speaking in Tongues: Does Language Unify or Divide Us?
"Leave Your Name at the Border"
"Mother Tongue"
"Mute in an English-Only World"
"From Ancient Greece to Iraq, the Power of Words in Wartime"
"Lingua Franchise"
"Multilingual America"
"Reading the History of the World"
Global Relationships: Are Sex and Gender Roles Changing?
"The End of Swagger"
"Arranged Marriages Get a Little Reshuffling"
"In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face"
"Legal in Unlikely Places"
"A Dark Window on Human Trafficking"
"Life on the Global Assembly Line"
The Challenge of Globalization: What are the Consequences?
"Prologue: The Super-Story"
"The Global Village Finally Arrives"
"The Rise of the Rest"
"The Noble Feat of Nike"
"Fear Not Globalization"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"The Educated Student: Global Citizen or Global Consumer?"
Culture Wars: Whose Culture is it, Anyway?
"Cultural Baggage"
"It's a Mall World After All"
"Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?"
"Does the World Still Care About American Culture?"
"Hygiene and Repression"
"Besieged by 'Friends'"
"On Seeing England for the First Time"
The Clash of Civilzations: Is Conflict Avoidable?
"American Dream Boat'"
"When Afghanistan Was at Peace"
"Battlestar Apocalypse
"Fundamentalism Is Here to Stay"
"The West and the Rest: Intercivilizational Issues"
"A World Not Neatly Divided"
"Andalusia's Journey"
The Age of Terror: What is the Just Response?
"To Any Would-Be Terrorists"
"Losing the War"
"The War on Terror Has Not Gone Away"
"Generation Jihad"
"Bad Luck: Why Americans Exaggerate the Terrorist Threat"
"Terror Is the Enemy"
"The Algebra of Infinite Justice"
Global Aid: Can we Reduce Disease and Poverty?
"What I Did on My Summer Vacation"
"The Singer Solution to World Poverty"
"Saving the World Is Within Our Grasp"
"Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?"
"Technology Won't Feed World's Hungry"
"A Development Nightmare"
"Follow the Money"
The Fate of the Earth: Can we Perserve the Global Environment?
"The Obligation to Endure"
"The Climate for Change"
"Talking Trash"
"Lessons from Lost Worlds"
"A Place That Makes Sense"
"Save the Chimps"
"A Hole in the World"
Conducting Research in the New Global Era
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
Glossary of Globalization Terms
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