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The best of all possible worlds! This truly global multicultural reader features contemporary selections by sixty-one internationally acclaimed authors from twenty-six countries. These compelling readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender and nationality, challenging students to compare their experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Eight thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe; family life, adolescent relationships, gender roles, work, race and class conflicts, customs, rituals and values. New chapters focus on geopolitical issues and experiencing different cultures. General Interest: Improving writing.
Table of Contents
|Rhetorical Contents||p. xi|
|The Family in Different Cultures||p. 27|
|Gayle Pemberton, "Antidisestablishmentarianism"||p. 29|
|Amy Tan, "The Language of Discretion"||p. 37|
|Joe Bageant, "Valley of the Gun"||p. 46|
|Fritz Peters, "Boyhood with Gurdjieff" France||p. 52|
|Steve Sailer, "The Cousin Marriage Conundrum" Iraq||p. 57|
|Daniela Deane, "The Little Emperors" China||p. 64|
|Firoozeh Dumas, "The Wedding" Iran/U.S.||p. 75|
|Lu Xun, "A Happy Family" [Short Story] China||p. 84|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 93|
|Turning Points||p. 94|
|Sucheng Chan, "You're Short, Besides!"||p. 96|
|Enid Schildkrout, "Body Art as Visual Language"||p. 104|
|Christy Brown, "The Letter 'A'" Ireland||p. 113|
|Sabine Reichel, "Learning What Was Never Taught" Germany||p. 120|
|Tepilit Ole Saitoti, "The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior" Kenya||p. 131|
|Douchan Gersi, "Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters" Borneo||p. 142|
|Guanlong Cao, "Chopsticks" China||p. 148|
|Meeta Kaur, "Journey by Inner Light" India/U.S.||p. 153|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 163|
|How Culture Shapes Gender Roles||p. 165|
|Eengene R. August, "Real Men Don't, or Anti-Male Bias in English"||p. 167|
|Judith Ortiz Cofer, "The Myth of the Latin Woman" Puerto Rico/U.S.||p. 179|
|Elizabeth W. Fernea and Robert A. Fernea, "A Look Behind the Veil" Saudi Arabia||p. 185|
|Serena Nanda, "Arranging a Marriage in India" India||p. 194|
|Azar Nafisi, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" Iran||p. 204|
|Don Kulick and Thais Machado-Borges, "Leaky" Brazil||p. 210|
|Paul Monette, "Becoming a Man"||p. 222|
|Shirley Saad, "Amina" [Short Story] Lebanon||p. 229|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 233|
|Working Lives||p. 235|
|Barbara Ehrenreich, "Nickel-and-Dimed"||p. 237|
|Tamara Draut, "Generation Debt"||p. 260|
|Victor Villasenor, "Rain of Gold" Mexico||p. 266|
|Helena Norberg-Hodge, "Learning from Ladakh" India||p. 275|
|Tomoyuki Iwashita, "Why I Quit the Company" Japan||p. 280|
|Hanan al-Shaykh, "What We Think of America" Lebanon/U.S.||p. 284|
|Chitra Divakaruni, "Live Free and Starve" India/U.S.||p. 290|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 294|
|Race, Class, and Caste||p. 295|
|Itabari Njeri, "What's in a Name?"||p. 297|
|Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, "Civilize Them with a Stick"||p. 304|
|Kate Chopin, "Desiree's Baby" [Short Story]||p. 312|
|Richard Rodriguez, "On Becoming a Chicano"||p. 318|
|Viramma, "A Pariah's Life" India||p. 325|
|Kim Foote, "Oburoni No More" Ghana||p. 332|
|Immaculee Ilibagiza, "Left to Tell" Rwanda||p. 341|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 350|
|Geopolitical Issues||p. 351|
|Mike Marqusee, "Global Sports, American Sports"||p. 353|
|Jeremy Rifkin, "Big, Bad Beef"||p. 360|
|Stephen Chapman, "The Prisoner's Dilemma" Pakistan||p. 364|
|Panos Ioannides, "Gregory" [Short Story] Cyprus||p. 372|
|Greg Campbell, "Blood Diamonds" Sierra Leone||p. 378|
|Mike Davis, "Poor Man's Air Force"||p. 385|
|Ngugi wa Thiong'o, "Decolonising the Mind" Kenya||p. 396|
|William Safire, "The Threat of National ID"||p. 405|
|Alan M. Dershowitz, "Why Fear National ID Cards?"||p. 408|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 411|
|Experiencing a Different Culture||p. 413|
|Ralph Linton, "One Hundred Percent American"||p. 415|
|Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, "Individualism as an American Cultural Value" Thailand/U.S.||p. 419|
|Gino Del Guercio, "The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead" Haiti||p. 427|
|David R. Counts, "Too Many Bananas" New Guinea||p. 436|
|Kathleen Lee, "The Scent of Two Cities" Vietnam||p. 445|
|Laura Bohannan, "Shakespeare in the Bush" Nigeria||p. 455|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 466|
|Customs, Rituals, and Values||p. 467|
|Philip Slater, "Want-Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness"||p. 469|
|Harold Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"||p. 475|
|Octavio Paz, "Fiesta" Mexico||p. 481|
|Napoleon A. Chagnon, "Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo" Brazil||p. 488|
|Alifa Rifaat, "An Incident in the Ghobashi Household" [Short Story] Egypt||p. 503|
|Valerie Steele and John S. Major, "China Chic: East Meets West" China||p. 508|
|Connecting Cultures||p. 516|
|Pronunciation Key||p. 517|
|Geographical Index||p. 521|
|Avoiding Plagiarism||p. 523|
|Index of Authors and Titles||p. 524|
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