9780321115812

Considering Cultural Difference (A Longman Topics Reader)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321115812

  • ISBN10:

    0321115813

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-25
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Part of the "Longman Topics" reader series,Considering Cultural Differencefeatures multiethnic writing from contemporary U.S. authors centered around issues of ritual, representation, and rights. This brief collection of readings examines cultural identity and difference with respect to race, class, gender, and nationality. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about timely and relevant issues: integration in schools; affirmative action in the workplace, women in sports; living in a multilingual society. Three main sites of cultural difference are addressed: Ritual, Representation, and Rights, each divided into two chapters of five or six essays apiece. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections. "Longman Topics" are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents x
Related Readings xv
Preface xvii
PART I Ritual
1(78)
Introduction
1(2)
Schooling
3(35)
How Reading Changed My Life
3(6)
Anna Quindlen
Alford J. Mapp
9(5)
Nathan McCall
Pidgin Politics
14(6)
Lois-Ann Yamanaka
The Circuit
20(8)
Francisco Jimenez
Biography of an Armenian Schoolgirl
28(3)
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Next Ruling Class: Meet the Organization Kid
31(7)
David Brooks
Sports
38(41)
Trail Blazer
Hunki Yun
The Last Shot
42(7)
Darcy Frey
The Best Pickup-Basketball Player in America
49(6)
Timothy Harper
Throwing Like a Guy: The Mystique of Innate Ability
55(5)
Colette Dowling
Title IX: Political Football
60(7)
Ruth Conniff
The Shame of Boxing
67(12)
Jack Newfield
Responding in Writing
76(3)
PART II Representation
79(80)
Introduction
79(4)
Media
83(34)
Smoke Signals in Context
83(8)
Ward Churchill
I Want to Be Miss America
91(7)
Julia Alvarez
Press Watch
98(4)
Michael Massing
Huey Freeman: American Hero and Aaron McGruder, The Boondocks Illustration
102(7)
John Nichols
Blinded by the White: Crime, Race, and Denial at Columbine High
109(8)
Tim Wise
Visibility
117(42)
Queering the Vast Wasteland
117(6)
Michael Bronski
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
123(7)
Peggy McIntosh
The New Intellectuals
130(11)
Robert S. Boynton
A ``Hyphenated Perspective''
141(3)
Ali Hossaini
Turning Point
144(10)
Rudolph Chelminski
The Peters Projection World Map
154(5)
Arno Peters
Responding in Writing
156(3)
PART III Rights
159(76)
Introduction
159(2)
Language
161(38)
The Paterson Public Library
161(6)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Committee on CCCC Language Statement, Students' Right to Their Own Language
167(9)
Mother Tongue
176(8)
Amy Tan
Living in Tongues
184(8)
Luc Sante
Should English Be the Law?
192(7)
Robert King
Workplace
199(36)
Affirmative Action and the Dilemma of the ``Qualified''
199(10)
Ellis Cose
White-Collar Man in a Blue-Collar World
209(4)
Bob Muldoon
The Foreman's Wallet
213(2)
Martin Espada
Serving in Florida
215(10)
Barbara Ehrenreich
The Insiders
225(10)
Marc Peyser
Responding in Writing
233(2)
Credits 235

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