Changing Society Readings for the Engaged Writer

ISBN-10: 0132379406
ISBN-13: 9780132379403
Edition: 2010
List price: $111.20
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List price: $111.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This thematic reader helps develop writers by exposing them to readings that are immediately relevant to their lives as students, consumers, and citizens, and seeking to awaken social consciousness and encourage involvement. Rich with discussion questions and writing prompts focusing on critical reading and rhetoric, this text explores not only how society is changing, but also how students can participate in changing it in the interests of social justice, peace, and preservation of communities and the environment.

Preface For Instructors
Introduction
Reading Effectively
The Writing Process
A New Millennium on Campus
Student Debt
Econ 101: College Is the Time to Budget
From University Class President to Bank Robber
Fury over Student Loan Kickback Allegation
Generation Debt: The Dirty Business of Deregulated Credit
Debt Education: Bad for the Young, Bad for America
An Alert to the Dangers of Student Debt: The Student Debt Initiative
Making Connections
Taking Action
Digital Distractions
The Multitasking Generation
The Next Step in Brain Evolution
The Techno-Flux Effect
Meet the Life Hackers
Just Too Much: Young Folks Burn Out on Online Sharing
Hooked on the Web: Help is on the Way
Making Connections
Taking Action
Cyber U.-Education Online
School Away From School
To: Professor@University.edu Subject: Why It's All About Me
Internet Creates New Opportunities for Cheating, but Also Learning
Don't Discredit My Online Degree
Learning, Virtually
A Congressman Questions the Quality and Rigor of Online Education
Making Connections
Taking Action
Agents of Change
Getting Involved
My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
Gen Y's Ego Trip
Shaped by 9/11, Millennials Are Socially Conscious
Political Engagement and Service Learning, a Gandhian Perspective
Generation We and the 2008 Election
Reflections of a Non-Political Man
Making Connections
Taking Action
Volunteerism-Is it for You?
Fixing? Helping? Or Serving?
"Alternative" Spring Breaks: Helping Poor and Homeless
Why Young People Are Volunteering in Record Numbers
Putting the "National" in National Service
Doing Disservice: The Benefits and Limits of Volunteerism
Voluntary Work and the Needs of Strangers
Making Connections
Taking Action
Maybe Heroism Isn't Dead
Heroes I Have Taught-and Who Have Taught Me
Jesuit Greg Boyle, Gang Priest
Heroism and Biology
What Is a Hero?
Heroines and Role Models
The Ambivalence of Political Courage
Making Connections
Taking Action
Media-Mirrors or Makers of Change?
The Culture of Television
Take a Break from TV-Yeah, Right
Image Slaves: Everybody Wants to Be on Television
Watching TV Makes You Smarter
Tuning In, Tuning Out
Does Television Erode Social Capital?
The CSI Effect
Making Connections
Taking Action
Body Image-If You Don't Like It, Change It
Pretty Unreal
The Price of Perfection
For You, My Lovely, A Facelift
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Are Muscular Men the Best of All?
"Thinspiration": Online Websites Promote Eating Disorders
The Ugliness Problem
Making Connections
Taking Action
Dirty Secrets-What We Don't Know and Why
Whitewash at Ground Zero
They Die Piece by Piece
Whistleblower or Troublemaker, Bunny Greenhouse Isn't Backing Down
Weaving Your Community's Master Narrative
Best Coverage Money Can Buy
Secret Service: Against Privacy and Transparency
Making Connections
Taking Action
The Challenge of Change
Burning Issues-Energy and Cars
America's Great Headache
The Autonomist Manifesto
Kicking the Petroleum Habit: Ending Auto-Domination
Fueling Our Transportation Future
The Long Emergency
Can America Go Green?
Making Connections
Taking Action
America Behind Bars
My So-Called Life
Hotel California: Prisons and Punishment
Toxic Recycling
Hundreds of Thousands of Inmates Mentally 3
Dying Well in Corrections: Why Should We Care?
Changing the Lives of Prisoners: A New Agenda
Making Connections
Taking Action
Who Is a Patriot?
Footprints on the Flag
Patriotism and Sacrifice
And Our Flag Was Still There
Facing Away from the Flag
Representative Thune Introduces Flag Protection Amendment
Desecration
Making Connections
Taking Action
Writing With Sources
The Research Paper
Credits
Index of Authors and Titles

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