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The Thomson Reader Conversations in Context (with Comp21: Composition in the 21st Century CD-ROM)

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Pub. Date:
1/26/2006
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Grounded in the belief that reading and writing always occur in context, THE THOMSON READER helps student writers improve their critical reading and writing skills by teaching them the value of contextual awareness. This first-ever, full color thematic reader teaches students to employ audience-centered writing strategies as they explore ongoing conversations about cultural, academic, political, and personal ideologies. THE THOMSON READER also provides students with a fully-integrated library, containing over 300 traditional, image, audio, and video "texts" that teaches them how to recognize, assess, and manage the rhetorical situations of a variety of engaging themes-regardless of the medium, or context.

Table of Contents

Preface to Instructors xx
Introduction to Students xxviii
PART 1 WRITING IN CONTEXT
Understanding the Contexts of Writing
3(13)
What Is ``Good'' Writing?
3(2)
Writing Depends on Context
3(1)
``Good'' Writing Fits the Rhetorical Situation
4(1)
Effective Writers Take Audience Into Account
4(1)
Defining Context in Writing
5(4)
Context as Conversation
5(1)
The Right Timing: Understanding Historical Context
6(4)
Context and Reading
10
Discourse and Why It Is Important
9(3)
Words Acquire Meaning within Discourses
10(1)
Writers Are Always ``within'' Discourse
11(1)
Where Do Themes Come From?
12(4)
Understanding Media as Contexts for Writing
16(16)
``Reading'' Images
19(5)
Images in Context
19(2)
The Role of Background Knowledge
21(1)
Perspective
22(1)
Putting It All Together: Reading Complex Images
23(1)
Using Images in Your Writing
24(6)
Deciding to Use Images
24(2)
Selecting Images
26(1)
Considering Layout and Design
27(3)
Combining Text and Image
30(2)
Entering the Conversations
32(13)
Theme Into Thesis
34(3)
Assessing the Rhetorical Situation
37(1)
Knowing Your Audience
38(1)
Managing the Writing Process
39(5)
Learning through Writing
41(1)
Revising Is Not Editing
41(3)
Using Technology
44(1)
Engaging in Research and Inquiry
45(18)
Writing as Inquiry
44(2)
Conducting Research
46(1)
Tools for Your Inquiry
47(8)
The Library and the Internet
48(1)
Using Indexes and Databases
48(2)
Searching the Internet
50(1)
Evaluating Internet Resources
51(4)
Citing Sources
55(8)
Parenthetical (In-Text) Citations Using MLA Style
55(1)
Compiling a Bibliography or Works Cited Page
56(1)
Sample MLA Citations
56(7)
PART 2 THEMES FOR WRITING AND INQUIRY
Identity
63(64)
Creating Our Selves
66(16)
Ain't I a Woman?
67(3)
Sojourner Truth
The Way to Rainy Mountain
70(7)
N. Scott Momaday
Being Country
77(5)
Bobbie Ann Mason
Defining Each Other
82(22)
No Name Woman
83(10)
Maxine Hong Kingston
You Know Him by His Labors, but Not His Face
93(3)
Dagoberto Gilb
Who Invented White People?
96(8)
Gregory Jay
Diverse Selves, Multiple Identities
104(23)
Black Like I Thought I Was
105(5)
Erin Aubry Kaplan
Crossing the Border without Losing Your Past
110(4)
Oscar Casares
American Dreamer
114(7)
Bharati Mukherjee
The Girl with the Red Dot
121(6)
Ranjani Nellore
Comp21
image, Group Portrait of Elvis Impersonators
image, Paul Klee, Senecio
image, Red Tomato among Green Tomatoes
text, Maya Angelou, Champion of the World
text, W.E.B. Du Bois, from The Souls of Black Folk
text, Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived and What I Lived For
text, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
video, Terror Watch: Is Profiling Too Much
Understanding
127(94)
Learning
129(26)
The Day Language Came into My Life
130(5)
Helen Keller
The Library Card
135(8)
Richard Wright
Living Like Weasels
143(5)
Annie Dillard
On Being Proved Wrong
148(7)
Susan Sawyer
Schooling
155(50)
Graduation
156(10)
Maya Angelou
The Banking Concept of Education
166(13)
Paulo Freire
The Achievement of Desire
179(18)
Richard Rodriguez
Taking Women Students Seriously
197(8)
Adrienne Rich
Knowing and Believing
205(16)
Satisfying the Thirst of the Soul and the Needs of the Body
206(4)
Thomas Moore
Salvation
210(4)
Langston Hughes
Waterfall
214(7)
Shunryu Suzuki
Comp21
image, 1960s College Classroom
image, Embossed Book Cover Illustration
image, Protests against School Segregation
text, Edmund Burke, from Beauty and the Sublime
text, Mike Rose, I Just Wanna Be Average
text, Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal
text, Brett Aronowitz, Can You Write Computerese?
video, From Salvation by Langston Hughes
video, IQ and Race
video, Caught Cheating
Relationships
221(74)
Exploring Love
224(30)
Attila the Honey I'm Home
225(10)
Kristin van Ogtrop
Love Sick
235(4)
Richard Selzer
Sweet Chariot
239(5)
Mark Doty
On Building a Community of Love
244(10)
bell hooks
Complicating Relationships
254(19)
Off Limits: Should Students Be Allowed to Hook Up with Professors?
255(5)
Laura Kipnis
The Power of Marriage
260(4)
David Brooks
Say Farewell to Pin Curls
264(4)
Anna Quindlen
The Other L-Word
268(5)
William Jelani Cobb
Rethinking Relationships
273(22)
Why I Want a Wife
274(4)
Judy Syfers Brady
Should I Have Asked John to Cool It?
278(9)
Michael Berube
The Crows of War: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Relations of Species
287(8)
Peter Sauer
Comp21
image, Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini
image, Brother and Sister
image, Child Holding Adult's Hand
image, Pro-Gay Marriage Rally in Boston
text, John J. Fraser, Jr., Dealing with The Parent Whose Judgment Is Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs text, Bette Sack, Families like Abigail's text, The Economist (US), Islam in the West
text, Dave Wann, Build Better Neighborhoods video, For Better or For Worse
Communication
295(102)
The Politics of Language
298(29)
Mother Tongue
299(7)
Amy Tan
Sex, Lies and Conversation
306(6)
Deborah Tannen
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
312(11)
Gloria Anzaldua
Sleuthing Patriotic Slogans
323(4)
Gary Sloan
Writing Matters
327(41)
Nobody Mean More to Me Than You and the Future Life of Willie Jordan
328(15)
June Jordan
From Silence to Struggle
343(13)
Min Zhan Lu
Solitude and the Fortress of Youth
356(5)
Michael Chabon
Becoming a Poet
361(7)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Beyond Words
368(29)
In Praise of Woodie Guthrie
369(5)
Steve Earle
Zapping
374(12)
Beatriz Sarlo
The Challenge of Rap Music
386(11)
Bakari Kitwana
Comp21
image, Buzz Aldrin Landing on the Moon
image, Dance with Death Cartoon
image, Dog Herding Sheep
image, Keep Abortion Legal
text, T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent
text, John F. Kennedy, Ich bin ein Berliner
text, William Lutz, Doublespeak
text, H. L. Mencken, The Diverging Streams of English
text, Emily Post, Pronunciation
video, English: Who Needs It?
Power
397(96)
The Process of Power
400(29)
Politics and the English Language
401(11)
George Orwell
The Tyranny of the Majority
412(6)
Lani Guinier
I Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident
418(5)
Donna Ladd
Thoughts in the Presence of Fear
423(6)
Wendell Berry
The Consequences of Power
429(19)
Where I Come From Is Like This
430(8)
Paula Gunn Allen
Every Dictator's Nightmare
438(6)
Wole Soyinka
The Onion, Bill of Rights Pared Down to a Manageable Six
444(4)
Challenging Power
448(45)
Resistance to Civil Government
449(17)
Henry David Thoreau
Letter from Birmingham Jail
466(14)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Talking Back
480(6)
bell hooks
American Splendor
486(7)
Chisun Lee
Comp21
image, Adolf Hitler Addressing a Crowd
image, Antiwar Protestors, 1967
image, Civil Rights March on Washington
image, Vote Here Sign beside American Flag
text, Samuel Adams, On American Independence
text, Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
text, Niccolo Machiavelli, from The Prince
text, Adam Smith, The Division of Labour
text, Bill Berkeley, Is America An Empire?
video, Homeland Security at Any Cost
Spaces
493(78)
Creating Spaces
496(25)
Economic Nature
497(15)
Jack Turner
Minimalist Memorial Can Do Justice to 9/11
512(4)
Rhonda Chriss Lokeman
Ridding the American Landscape of Lawn
516(5)
Will Yandik
Using Spaces
521(22)
Stillness
522(9)
Scott Russell Sanders
Keeping a Lost World Alive
531(4)
Verlyn Klinkenborg
Uncommon Buffalo and the Buffalo Commons
535(4)
Diane Dufva Quantic
Disconnected Urbanism
539(4)
Paul Goldberger
Valuing Place
543(28)
The Sense of Place
544(7)
Wallace Stegner
Once More to the Lake
551(7)
E. B. White
Remembering Water
558(5)
Karen Piper
Where Nothing Says Everything
563(8)
Suzanne Berne
Comp21
image, Ceiling Paintings in the Strahov Library
image, A Chinese Garden
image, Fence over Hill
image, New York City Street Scene
text, Joan Didion, from Los Angeles Notebook
text, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
text, How to Share the Earth
text, Maya Lin, Between Art and Architecture
video, Suburban Sprawl
Resources
571(70)
Necessities
574(24)
Growing Up Game
575(5)
Brenda Peterson
A Good Farmer
580(8)
Barbara Kingsolver
Should We All Be Vegetarians?
588(10)
Richard Corliss
The Politics of Consumption
598(20)
The March of the Monoculture
599(9)
Helena Norberg-Hodge
Fat and Politics: Suing Fast Food Companies
608(5)
Michael Stephens
Privatising Water Will Lead to War
613(5)
Vandana Shiva
Use and Consequences
618(23)
The Seeds of a Summer Revolt
619(3)
David Margolick
Sowers and Reapers: The Unquiet World of a Flower Bed
622(8)
Jamaica Kincaid
When a Crop Becomes King
630(4)
Michael Pollan
The Ski Store and the Real Cost of Fun
634(7)
Donella Meadows
Comp21
image, Compactor Burying Trash at Landfill Site
image, Cougar
image, Earth from Space
image, Wave
text, John Carey, Global Warming
text, Chris Fordney, Water Woes
text, Imagining A Cleaner, Greener Tomorrow
video, Suburban Sprawl
Change
641(64)
Living With Change
644(24)
Connections
645(5)
Deborah Tannen
In America, It's Work First and Play Never
650(4)
Ellen Goodman
Anger
654(14)
Judith Levine
Progress
668(17)
The Myth of Progress
669(8)
Kirkpatrick Sale
A Shock to the System
677(4)
Anna Quindlen
Ecological Destruction and a Vermont Farm in May
681(4)
Donella Meadows
Where Are We Now?
685(20)
Pursuing Happiness in Our Time
686(5)
John Leland
A Shirt Full of Bees
691(6)
Bill McKibben
Ironies
697(8)
Harriet Epstein
Comp21
image, The Colosseum
image, First Successful Powered Wright Brothers Flight
image, Ford Motor Company Assembly Line
image, Suffragist Marching, 1912
text, John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Speech
text, Erik L. Goldman, Roe v. Wade at 30 Years
text, Samuel P. Huntington, The Hispanic Challenge
text, Richard Lowry, Profiles in Cowardice
text, Women's Lives and Post-Abortion Syndrome, 30 Years Later: A Long, Cold Journey to the Truth video, For Better or Worse
Comp21 705(4)
Credits 709(6)
Index 715


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