One World, Many Cultures

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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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 Contentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
The Family in Different Culturesp. 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" Francep. 52
Steve Sailer, "The Cousin Marriage Conundrum" Iraqp. 57
Daniela Deane, "The Little Emperors" Chinap. 64
Firoozeh Dumas, "The Wedding" Iran/U.S.p. 75
Lu Xun, "A Happy Family" [Short Story] Chinap. 84
Connecting Culturesp. 93
Turning Pointsp. 94
Sucheng Chan, "You're Short, Besides!"p. 96
Enid Schildkrout, "Body Art as Visual Language"p. 104
Christy Brown, "The Letter 'A'" Irelandp. 113
Sabine Reichel, "Learning What Was Never Taught" Germanyp. 120
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, "The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior" Kenyap. 131
Douchan Gersi, "Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters" Borneop. 142
Guanlong Cao, "Chopsticks" Chinap. 148
Meeta Kaur, "Journey by Inner Light" India/U.S.p. 153
Connecting Culturesp. 163
How Culture Shapes Gender Rolesp. 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 Arabiap. 185
Serena Nanda, "Arranging a Marriage in India" Indiap. 194
Azar Nafisi, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" Iranp. 204
Don Kulick and Thais Machado-Borges, "Leaky" Brazilp. 210
Paul Monette, "Becoming a Man"p. 222
Shirley Saad, "Amina" [Short Story] Lebanonp. 229
Connecting Culturesp. 233
Working Livesp. 235
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Nickel-and-Dimed"p. 237
Tamara Draut, "Generation Debt"p. 260
Victor Villasenor, "Rain of Gold" Mexicop. 266
Helena Norberg-Hodge, "Learning from Ladakh" Indiap. 275
Tomoyuki Iwashita, "Why I Quit the Company" Japanp. 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 Culturesp. 294
Race, Class, and Castep. 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" Indiap. 325
Kim Foote, "Oburoni No More" Ghanap. 332
Immaculee Ilibagiza, "Left to Tell" Rwandap. 341
Connecting Culturesp. 350
Geopolitical Issuesp. 351
Mike Marqusee, "Global Sports, American Sports"p. 353
Jeremy Rifkin, "Big, Bad Beef"p. 360
Stephen Chapman, "The Prisoner's Dilemma" Pakistanp. 364
Panos Ioannides, "Gregory" [Short Story] Cyprusp. 372
Greg Campbell, "Blood Diamonds" Sierra Leonep. 378
Mike Davis, "Poor Man's Air Force"p. 385
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, "Decolonising the Mind" Kenyap. 396
William Safire, "The Threat of National ID"p. 405
Alan M. Dershowitz, "Why Fear National ID Cards?"p. 408
Connecting Culturesp. 411
Experiencing a Different Culturep. 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" Haitip. 427
David R. Counts, "Too Many Bananas" New Guineap. 436
Kathleen Lee, "The Scent of Two Cities" Vietnamp. 445
Laura Bohannan, "Shakespeare in the Bush" Nigeriap. 455
Connecting Culturesp. 466
Customs, Rituals, and Valuesp. 467
Philip Slater, "Want-Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness"p. 469
Harold Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"p. 475
Octavio Paz, "Fiesta" Mexicop. 481
Napoleon A. Chagnon, "Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo" Brazilp. 488
Alifa Rifaat, "An Incident in the Ghobashi Household" [Short Story] Egyptp. 503
Valerie Steele and John S. Major, "China Chic: East Meets West" Chinap. 508
Connecting Culturesp. 516
Pronunciation Keyp. 517
Creditsp. 518
Geographical Indexp. 521
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 523
Index of Authors and Titlesp. 524
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