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One World, Many Cultures

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780205318414

ISBN10:
020531841X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This truly global multicultural reader features almost 60 contemporary selections by internationally acclaimed authors from 22 countries. These compelling readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, and nationality, challenging readers to compare their experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Introduces readers to the culture and people of other countries through the eyes of someone from that culture. Family life, adolescent relationships, gender roles, work and the environment, race and class conflicts, social and political issues, " the other, " and customs, rituals, and values from the perspectives of authors from 22 countries. " " General interest in global issues / other cultures.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction 1(5)
A Sample Essay for Student Annotation
6(10)
The Family in Different Cultures
16(75)
``Grandmother's Sunday Dinner''
18(4)
Patricia Hampl
``Antidisestablishmentarianism''
22(8)
Gayle Pemberton
``Remembering Lobo''
30(4)
Pat Mora
``A Princess Remembers''
34(13)
Gayatri Devi
Santha Rama Rau
``Arranging a Marriage in India''
47(10)
Serena Nanda
``The Little Emperors''
57(12)
Daniela Deane
``Reunion'' [Short Story]
69(4)
John Cheever
``Moonlit Nights of Laughter''
73(6)
Fatima Mernissi
``A Family Super'' [Short Story]
79(12)
Kazuo Ishiguro
Connecting Cultures
89(2)
Coming of Age
91(58)
``The Letter `A'''
93(7)
Christy Brown
``You're Short, Besides!''
100(8)
Sucheng Chan
``Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters''
108(6)
Douchan Gersi
``The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior''
114(11)
Tepilit Ole Saitoti
``Against the Pleasure Principle'' [Short Story]
125(7)
Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi
``After Long Silence''
132(8)
Helen Fremont
``The Miller's Tale'' [Short Story]
140(9)
Jerzy Kosinski
Connecting Cultures
147(2)
How Culture Shapes Gender Roles
149(75)
``The Flesh and the Devil''
151(8)
Kim Chernin
``The Myth of the Latin Woman''
159(6)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Visualizing the Disabled Body''
165(9)
Lennard J. Davis
``Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir''
174(5)
Paul Monette
``Memories of a !Kung Girlhood''
179(12)
Marjorie Shostak
``Amina'' [Short Story]
191(4)
Shirley Saad
``Polite Lies''
195(7)
Kyoko Mori
``Giribala'' [Short Story]
202(22)
Mahasweta Devi
Connecting Cultures
222(2)
How Work Creates Identity
224(62)
``Confessions of a Fast Woman''
226(6)
Lesley Hazleton
``In the Mirror'' [Short Story]
232(9)
Kon Krailet
``Rain of Gold''
241(9)
Victor Villasenor
``Why I Quit the Company''
250(4)
Tomoyuki Iwashita
``A Yen for Cleaning''
254(8)
Louise Rafkin
``A Dirty Job''
262(6)
Jackie Chan
``Misguided `Guide'''
268(11)
R. K. Narayan
``A Canary's Ideas'' [Short Story]
279(7)
Machado de Assis
Connecting Cultures
285(1)
Class and Caste
286(57)
``What Is Poverty?''
288(5)
Jo Goodwin Parker
``The Button'' [Short Story]
293(7)
Mahdokht Kashkuli
``The Lords of Creation''
300(17)
Alonso Salazar
``Civilize Them with a Stick''
317(8)
Mary Crow Dog
Richard Erdoes
``Pariah''
325(6)
Viramma
``Life on the Street''
331(5)
Lee Stringer
``The Stolen Party'' [Short Story]
336(7)
Liliana Heker
Connecting Cultures
342(1)
The Individual in Society
343(53)
``The Son of Man''
345(4)
Natalia Ginzburg
``The Wedgwood Tea Set'' [Short Story]
349(6)
Milorad Pavic
``Decolonising the Mind''
355(9)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
``At the Center of the Storm''
364(14)
Rae Yang
``Daisy''
378(6)
Luis Sepulveda
``Fifteen Lashes''
384(5)
Anwar Iqbal
``Gregory'' [Short Story]
389(7)
Panos Ioannides
Connecting Cultures
395(1)
Strangers in a Strange Land
396(68)
``Ethnicity and Identity: Creating a Sense of Self''
398(8)
Claire S. Chow
``Border Story''
406(14)
Luis Alberto Urrea
``Cervicide'' [Short Story]
420(3)
Gloria Anzaldua
``Confucius and the VCR''
423(6)
Jesse W. Nash
``Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk''
429(5)
Palden Gyatso
``Too Many Bananas''
434(8)
David R. Counts
``The Country of the Blind'' [Short Story]
442(22)
H. G. Wells
Connecting Cultures
463(1)
Customs, Rituals, and Sports
464(57)
``The Culture of Killing''
466(9)
Guanlong Cao
``On Bad Teeth''
475(8)
Slavenka Drakulic
``Looking for a Rain God'' [Short Story]
483(5)
Bessie Head
``The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead''
488(9)
Gino Del Guercio
``Cairo Is a Small City'' [Short Story]
497(7)
Nabil Gorgy
``Fiesta''
504(6)
Octavio Paz
``Uno...Dos...Tres Urrrrnggghhh!''
510(11)
Tad Friend
Connecting Cultures
520(1)
Rhetorical Index 521(4)
Geographical Index 525(2)
Acknowledgments 527(6)
Pronunciation Key 533(2)
Index of Authors and Titles 535


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