Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Integrating text, images, and internet resources, this book is designed to help its users learn to read and write in a global context, and to understand that both specific environments and universal principles contribute to communication. It also demonstrates that increasing intercultural and international connections require efforts to understand each other. Readers will benefit from acknowledging their perspective and from attempting to step back and view America and other cultures from different ones.KEY TOPICSSpecific chapters discuss popular culture topics and present relevant, serious selections on intercultural conflict, health and environment, and more.For a comprehensive understanding and view of the many issues and perspectives of global communication.

Table of Contents

Reading Across International Cultures
Learning through Writing and the Writing Process
Service Learning and Community Writing
Introduction to the Readings: Themes, Selections, and Assignments
America: Perceptions at Home and Abroad
Join, or Die
Our America
There's No Way like the American Way
Images of America in Wartime: World War I and II
Letter from Birmingham Jail
The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority
The Native Hawaiian Today
To Live in the Borderlands Means You
In Praise of American Empire
The Economist, America's World
Pascal Boniface, Reflections on America as a World Power: A European View
Crossing Cultures
Two Views: Women and Veils
My Country and My People
Listening to Other Cultures
In Kabary, the Point is to Avoid the Point
Rock Rolls Once More in Iran
Islam Online, Fatwas: ldquo;McDonaldrsquo;s and Barbie Dolls."
ldquo;Omrdquo; Hinduism in American Pop Culture: Global Strategy or Sacrilegious Mistake?
Cultural Relativism and Universal Rights
ldquo;Asian Valuesrdquo;: From Dynamos to Dominoes? Vietnam Tourism
Issues in Globalism
Samburu Warrior
What is Globalization?
The Global Village Finally Arrives
The Politics of Globalization
Blood Diamonds
Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, Women's Weaving Project
Racism and the Internet: The Need for Global Consensus
The Class of Civilizations? Edward Said, The Clash of Ignorance
Websites: World Trade Organization and Global Trade Watch
Women and Society
Keep within Compass
Self-Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States (1932) and Self-Portrait with Cropped-Hair
Woman as Others
Gender and Power
Office Ladies and the Freedom of the Discriminated
Global Woman
Outside History from Object Lessons
Population and Gender Equity
One World: Health and the Environment
World Health Organization, SARS: A Global Threat, a Global Response
How African Women are Coping with the HIV/AIDS Crisis
Only a Plane Ride Away
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Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Contextis a first-year composition reader drawing from diverse genres and cultural traditions. This book is designed to help students expand their perspectives from mainstream American viewpoints and media to include perspectives from other regions, traditions, and cultures. The book aims to use the resources of the Internet as well as the texts and images provided in the book to help accomplish these goals. It includes an introductory chapter devoted to instruction in critical reading and writing, seven thematic chapters on international and global issues, and an appendix with source materials and additional Web sites. PEDAGOGICAL APPARATUSChapter One gives an overview of reading and writing processes, with attention to issues in international and visual rhetoric. It offers guidance in analyzing texts and images; outlines an Aristotelian model for analyzing texts and images; and provides instruction in prewriting, drafting, and revising, as well as suggestions for integrating outside research into essays. It includes several student essays. This chapter includes a description of community service writing and recommendations for implementing service learning experience into a course with a global theme as well as suggestions for collaboration and peer group work.In addition to the rhetorical discussions in Chapter One, each of the thematic chapters includes an introduction to the chapter theme. For each selection within the chapter, introductory notes provide context and background; to guide students' exploration of the selections, questions for discussion and suggestions for writing and research follow each text or image. At the end of each chapter, questions on the connections between selections enable students to integrate their knowledge of the texts and images both within that chapter and across chapters. End-of-chapter assignments offer suggestions for more expansive research and writing assignments as well as opportunities for service learning and peer collaboration. Finally, selected Web sites are listed to provide opportunities to explore in depth some of the issues raised in the chapter. As noted in the introduction, this book is designed to engage students in the process of reading and analyzing texts and images from diverse sources, and the Web sites included will assist this process. READINGS AND IMAGES Chapters Two through Eight are thematically oriented chapters that focus on readings and images for study and discussion. Chapter Two, "America: Perspectives at Home and Abroad," moves from images of America early in its political and social history to reflections on its place in the current global context. Chapter Three, "Crossing Cultures," focuses on the international context including but also moving beyond the United States; it emphasizes beliefs and values as well as divergent views of intercultural exchange. Chapter Four, "Issues in Globalization," examines crosscurrents on a global scale, from divergent world views to integrated economies across nations. Chapter Five, "Women and Society", focuses on a particular theme within and across cultures, drawing both on traditional views and on creative and innovative ways in which women contribute to their communities. Chapter Six, "One World: Health and the Environment", examines two concerns that require worldwide cooperation: global health and the global environment. SARS and the prospects of bioterrorism have pushed international cooperation on health issues to a new level with the realization that epidemics are, as one writer notes, "only a plane ride away." Chapter Seven, "Conflict: Images of the other", focuses on the ways in which we create an idea and an image of the enemy; this chapter integrates both primary and secondary sources to help us understand the ways in which enemies and conflicts evolve. Chapter Eight, "A Post-9/11 World", explores the events of 9 11 and

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