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Global Issues, Local Arguments Readings for Writing

ISBN-10: 020573992X
ISBN-13: 9780205739929
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: June Johnson
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List price: $83.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writingfeatures high-interest arguments on significant global issues and emphasizes their connection to our lives-all the while developing critical thinking, rhetorical, analysis, synthesis, argumentation, and research skills.

Preface
Exploring and Defining Globalization
Exploration One: How Wide Is Your Global View?
Exploration Two: Globalization at Work
What Does Globalization Mean?
Controversies over Definitions and Interpretations of Globalization
Controversies over Responses to Globalization
Navigating the Controversies
Analyzing and Writing Arguments
A Brief Introduction to Argument
Issue Questions, Claims, and Stakeholders
Basel Action Network, "The e-Waste Crisis"
The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons
Assumptions in Argument
The Development of an Argument: Evidence
Responses to Alternative Views
Arguments Tailored to Audiences
Ed Finn, "Harnessing Our Power as Consumers: Cost of Boycotting Sweatshop Goods Offset by the Benefits"
A Brief Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis
The Importance of Thinking and Reading Rhetorically
Identifying the Writer and the Writer's Angle of Vision
Identifying the Rhetorical Context
Examining the Use of Classical Appeals to Logos, Ethos, and Pathos
A Consideration of Style
Writing a Summary
Using Summaries in Rhetorical Analyses
Using Summaries in Arguments
How to Write a Summary
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis
The Purpose and Audience of a Rhetorical Analysis
The Structure of a Rhetorical Analysis
Analyzing the Argument
Choosing a Focus for Your Rhetorical Analysis and Writing a Thesis Statement
Drafting a Rhetorical Analysis
An Example of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Student Voice: "Responsibly Motivating the World?-A Rhetorical Analysis of Two Advocacy Films" by Tyler Bernard
Writing an Argument
Posing a Significant, Perplexing Issue Question
Examining Multiple Perspectives
Analyzing Your Rhetorical Context
Constructing an Argument Core
Structuring and Drafting Your Argument
Reviewing and Revising Your Draft
An Example of a Student's Researched Argument
Student Voice: "American Privilege Dangerously Perpetuates Water Inefficiency"
Trading Goods: Consumerism, Free Trade, and Sweatshops
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: Thinking Beyond My American Consumerism Sweatshops
International Voices
Comments from a Factory Worker Producing Clothing for Wal-Mart
Global Hot Spot: China
Readings
"Poor Man's Hero" [Interview with Johan Norberg]
Global Exchange, "Twelve Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization" (hand bill)
Associated Press, Wal-Mart Failed America (photograph)
"My Six-Year-Old Son Should Get a Job: Is Free Trade Always the Answer?"
"Yes, Globalization Passed Its Peak"
"When Americans No Longer Own America"
Buy American, Buy Union (photograph)
"Going Downhill: Forget GDP, Americans' Quality of Life Has Been in a Recession Since 1975
"Bangladesh: On the Ladder of Development"
Garment Factory in Saipan (photograph)
"Sweat, Fire and Ethics"
Student Voice: "Is There Blood on These Diamonds?"
"Low Prices Come at a High Cost"
Supermarket Tennis Shoes (cartoon)
"Toxic Toys: Is This Just China Bashing?"
Low Prices Have Consequences (cartoon)
Student Voice: "Uncovere[RED]"
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Trading Financial Risk and Jobs: The Global Economic Crisis
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "Thanking the Poor Economy"
International Voices
Workers in a German Town Comment on Losing Their Jobs
Global Hot Spot: The United States
Readings
"The G-20 Summit: Time to Renew Commitment to Economic Freedom"
"Markets Can't Rule Themselves"
G-20 Protest (photograph)
"A Stimulus Package for the World"
"How Capitalism Will Save Us"
"All of Them Must Go"
"The Open-Door Bailout"
Job Fair (photograph)
"Testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives"
Outsourcing (cartoon)
"Testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives"
Cover of Wired magazine
"Watching Greed Murder the Economy"
Student Voice: "The United States Needs to Nationalize Now"
Apocalypse Now (cartoon)
"Prudence or Profligacy?"
"Forget Commercialism! The New Realities of Consumption and the Economy"
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Crossing Borders: Immigration
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "Immigrant Pain"
International Voices
Residents of a Small Town in Mexico Responding to Immigration
Global Hot Spot: Mexico
Readings
"Borders Beyond Control"
"Lecture on International Flows of Humanity"
Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Relations, From Guide for the Mexican Migrant (excerpt)
"The Special Case of Mexican Immigration"
"MALDEF and LULAC Rebuke Samuel Huntington's Theories on Latino Immigrants and Call on America to Reaffirm Its Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Democracy"
"It's Time to End Worker Exploitation"
"Transnational Labor Citizenship"
America's Leadership Team for Long Range Population-Immigration-Resource Planning, "One of Americas Best-Selling Vehicles" (advocacy ad)
"Assimilation Nation"
Europe as a Walled Fortress (cartoon)
"A Year of Living Dangerously"
"Muslim Riots in Europe: Wasn't This Part of the Programme?"
"This Carry-On about Muslim Dress"
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Protecting the Environment: Water Issues and Emerging Energy Technologies
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "Changing Lives with Water"
International Voices
Comments from Water Authorities in Swaziland
Global Hot Spot: Africa
Readings
"Private Water Saves Lives"
"Where Has All the Water Gone?"
"The Missing Piece: A Water Ethic"
United Nations Environment Programme, "Health and Environment" (poster)
"Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004"
"Big Dams Are Not Sustainable But They Continue to Be Built"
Wind versus Tidal Energy (cartoon)
"Nuke Power Is Earth's Friend"
"The Energy Shortage"
Student Voice: "A Letter to Ken Salazar"
"The Ethanol Delusion"
The White House Goes Green (cartoon)
"Aiming for Energy Security, Not Independence"
"Pedaling Our Way to Energy Independence"
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Feeding the World: Biotechnology, culture, and Local Food
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "Nurturing the Land or Poisoning It"
International Voices
Excerpts from Interviews with Farmers and Activists in Northern India
Global Hot Spot: India
Readings
"Why You Can't Sit Down to Eat Without Making a Statement"
"Technology That Will Save Billions from Starvation"
"Biotech Snake Oil: A Quack Cure for Hunger"
"How We Can Feed the World"
Competition (cartoon)
"Gift of Food: How to Solve the Agricultural Crisis, the Health Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty"
"Power to the People"
Food Routes Network,"Where Does Your Food Come From?" (flier)
"The Vegetable-Industrial Complex"
"Deepening Our Sense of What Is Local and Regional Food"
United Nations Environment Programme, "Health and Environment" (poster)
"Going Local on a Global Scale: Rethinking Food Trade in an Era of Climate Change, Dumping, and Rural Poverty"
"Food That Travels Well"
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Merging and Clashing Cultures: Media, Technology, Music, and Film
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "Cross-Culturalization in Beijing"
International Voices
Yeunhwa Jang from Korea Comments on American Fast Food
Global Hot Spot: The Middle East
Readings
"When Here Sees There"
The Economist, "Behind the Digital Divide"
Cover Image from the Economist
"In Defense of Globalization: Why Cultural Exchange Is Still an Overwhelming Force for Good Globalization"
Great Mall of China (cartoon)
"The Revolution Will Be Televised"
"Mideast Rappers Take the Mic"
"Why Is Bollywood Obsessed with Producing 'Crossover Films�?"
"Shocked by Slumdog's Poverty Porn"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"The Slumdog Look"
"A 'Slumdog� in Heat: Interview with Danny Boyle"
"Marvel Comics and Manifest Destiny"
Image from Spider-Man India
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Defending Human Rights: Trafficking and Child Labor
Context for a Network of Issues
Stakes and Stakeholders
Student Voice: "A Human Connection"
International Voices
Testimony of a Child Domestic Worker in Zambia
Testimony of a Trafficked Woman in the Sex Trade
Global Hot Spot: The Balkans and Eastern Europe
Readings
"Human Trafficking"
"Put Your Money Where Their Mouths Are"
Children's Forum (Special Session on Children-UNICEF), "A World Fit for Us"
Chadian Eight-Year-Old Soldier Smoking (photograph)
"Trafficking and Health"
International Organization for Migration, "For Sale" (poster)
"Confusion Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking"
"Slavery in 2004"
"Ending Abuses and Improving Working Conditions for Tomato Workers"
National Human Trafficking Resource Center, "Look Beneath the Surface" (poster)
Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion
Writing Assignments
Glossary of Globalization and Argument Terms
Films on Global Issues
Answers to Chapter 1, "Global Pursuit"
Credits
Index

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