Emerging Contemporary Readings for Writers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-04
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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How should money be distributed? What is the future of food? How do we identify and combat stereotyping? Emergingengages students with meaningful contemporary issues so that they can develop the skills they need to address the large questions that will shape their lives. To help students learn to bridge public and academic conversations, Emergingfocuses its support on building key academic skills: reading critically, synthesizing, arguing, using evidence, and revising. With a more accessible range of readings, the second edition includes substantial and shorter selections, as well as visuals and online multimodal texts that will challenge students' assumptions and spark considered writing. The print text is now integrated with e -Pages for Emerging,designed to take advantage of what the Web can do.

Author Biography

Barclay Barrios (PhD, Rutgers University) is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the World Wide Web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and has served on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a contributor to Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition (Bedfordbits.com) and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences.

Table of Contents

e-Pages (online only) are labeled in the contents below. Students receive automatic access to e-Pages with the purchase of a new book. If the code in a book or card is expired, they can purchase access here.  

Alternative Contents

     *Paired Readings

     *Thematic Contents

Introduction: Emerging as a Critical Thinker and Academic Writer

The Readings

Madeleine Albright, Faith and Diplomacy

Julia Alvarez, from Once Upon a Quinceanera

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Making Conversation and The Primacy of Practice

*Arwa Aburawa, Veiled Threat: The Guerrilla Graffiti of Princess Hijab

*Namit Arora, What Do We Deserve?

*Brian Christian, Authenticating

*Patricia Churchland, Networking: Genes, Brains, and Behavior

Dalai Lama, Ethics and the New Genetics 

e-Pages *Elizabeth Dickinson, The Future of Food [infographic]

e-Pages *Charles Duhigg and David Barboza, In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad [multimedia essay]

Helen Epstein, AIDS, Inc. 

e-Pages *Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire [essay with images]

Thomas Friedman, The Dell Threory of Conflict Prevention  

Francis Fukuyama, Human Dignity

Daniel Gilbert, Reporting Live from Tomorrow

*Malcolm Gladwell, Small Change

*Hal Herzog, Animals Like Us

*Mara Hvistendahl, Missing: 163 Million Women

*Rachel Kadish, Who Is This Man, and Why Is He Screaming?

*Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs

*Andrew Marantz, My Summer at an Indian Call Center

*Steve Mumford, The Things They Carry

*Manuel Muoz, Leave Your Name at the Border

Rebekah Nathan, Community and Diversity 

Steve Olson, The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of Peoples

Marshall Poe, The Hive

*Jayme Poisson, Parents Keep Childs Gender Secret

Michael Pollan, The Animals: Practicing Complexity 

e-Pages *Portfolio [Infographics]

     Drake Martinet, Stacy Green, Will You Marry Me?

     Buckfire & Buckfire, Student Bullying 

     carinsurancecomparison.org, The Real Effects of Drunken Driving

*Postsecret, Portfolio of Postcards

*Jennifer Pozner, Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha Cha Divas

Richard Restak, Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era 

e-Pages *Alexandra Samuel, "Plug in Better": A Manifesto [essay]

*Dan Savage and Urvashi Vaid, It Gets Better and Action Makes it Better

Leslie Savan, What's Black, Then White, and Said All Over? 

*Peter Singer, Visible Man: Ethics in a World Without Secrets

James Surowiecki, Committees, Juries, and Teams: The Columbia Disaster and How Small Groups Can Be Made to Work

*Tom Vanderbilt, Shut Up, I Can't Hear You: Anonymity, Aggression, and the Problems of Communicating While Driving

*David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster

Bill Wasik, My Crowd Experiment: The Mob Project

e-Pages *Wired.com, Call of Duty: Afghanistan [video]

*Wesley Yang, Paper Tigers

Kenji Yoshino, Preface and The New Civil Rights 

Assignment Sequences

SEQUENCE 1 Identity: Rites/Rights of Passage

SEQUENCE 2 Cosmopolitanism: Ethical Conflict in a Global Economy

SEQUENCE 3 Ethics: Yes We Can, But Should We? The Politics of Science

SEQUENCE 4 Communication: The Talking Cure

SEQUENCE 5 Art: Revelations, Displays, and Cultures

SEQUENCE 6 Communities: Trouble with a Capital "C" 

SEQUENCE 7 Deep Impact: Technology and Our World

SEQUENCE 8 Assimilation: The Melting Not

SEQUENCE 9 Putting the "I" in Team: The Practices of Collaboration


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