Across Cultures A Reader for Writers

ISBN-10: 0205780377
ISBN-13: 9780205780372
Edition: 8th 2011
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Designed to offer an appealing anthology where there is an increased interest in connections between and among cultures,Across Cultures,strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures. The book advocates acceptance of a diversity of voices, while suggesting ways to probe the correspondences, interrelationships, and mutual benefits of that diversity. The selections cover a great variety of cultural facets both in the readings and selected visuals that appear at the end of each chapter. Throughout the text, readers are encouraged to draw connections between and among readings through ldquo;Correspondencerdquo; questions that accompany each selection, thus developing their critical thinking skills.

Rhetorical Contents
Preface for the Teacher
Preface for the Student
Writing, the "Writing Process," and You
Literacy Narratives
Composing Your Own Literacy Narrative
Family and Community
How the Wicked Sons Were Duped, Indian Folklore
People Like Us, David Brooks
Changing My Name after Sixty Years, Tom Rosenberg
Where the Land is Stepped on, the Sky ., Trikartikaningsih Byas
We Kissed the Tomato and Then the Sky, Dana Wehle
Focusing on Friends, Steve Tesich
Treasures, Mahwash Shoaib
Two Lives, Shirley Geok-lin Lim
For My Indian Daughter, Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat
The Night I was Nobody, John Edgar Wideman
The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie
One Voice, Susan G. Madera
Solidarity, Charles Neuman
Gender Issues
The Wise Daughter, Swahili Folktale
Apollo and Daphne, Greek Legend
Shrouded in Contradiction, Gelareh Asayesh
To Be a Man, Gary Soto
Man-Made Misery, Thomas M. Colicino
Why Are Gay Men So Feared? Dennis Altman
Gay, Anna Quindlen
Why Do We Hate Our Bodies? Gillianne N. Duncan
The Gravity of Mark Beuhrle, Jason Barone
He and I, Natalia Ginzburg
The Storm, Kate Chopin
Education
The Bar of Gold
A View from the Bridge Cherokee Paul McDonald
Mute in an English-Only World, Chang-Rae Lee
A Letter to a Child Like Me, Josÿ Torres
Always Living in Spanish, Marjorie Agosin
The Mistress of Make Believe, Doris Viloria
Dropout to Graduate, Laura Kuehn
The Fender-Bender, Ramòn "Tianguis" Pÿrez
When the Simulated Patient Is For Real, Taneisha Grant
Multiple Dimensions of Love: From the Artist's Eyes, Giovanni J. Gelardi
From Poets in the Kitchen, Paule Marshall
My Pen Writes in Blue and White, Vincent Cremona
Work
My Young Men Shall Never Work, Chief Smohalla (as told by Herbert J. Spinden)
Life Stories, Michael Dorris
Why We Work, Andrew Curry
Essential Work by John Patterson
Black Hair, Gary Soto
Work Hard���Quit Right! Thomas M. Colicino
Working Like a Dog, Charles Neuman
Forty-Five a Month, R.K. Narayan
Free and Equal, Lalita Gandbhir
Traditions
In the Beginning: Bantu Creation Story, African Legend
Quichÿ-Mayan Creation Story, Quichÿ-Mayan Legend
Footbinding, John King Fairbank
The Algonquin Cinderella, Native American Myth
Cinderella's Stepsisters, Toni Morrison
Seven Days of Mourning, Yael Yarimi
New (and Improved) Delhi, Gautam Bhatia
The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
Stone Throwing in India: An Annual Bash, Mark Fineman
The Losing Champion, Ramon Mendez, Jr
Cultural Encounters
The Falsehood of Truth, Senegalese Myth
The Wise Rogue, Jewish Folktale (as told by Moses Gaster)
Fraternity, Garrett Hongo
Passion and the Dream, Linda Stanley
On Leaving New York, Emma Wunsch
The Man I Killed, Tim O'Brien
Child of the Lot, Ariela Rutkin-Becker
What's in a Name? Gloria Naylor
Konglish, Kenneth Woo
Popular Culture
The Pleasures of Text, Charles McGrath
Can You Hear Me Now?, Sherry Turkle
Too Much Technology?, Katherine Larios
Is That Video Game Programming You? John Misak
The Timeless Culture, Tom Lee
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n Roll? James Geasor
Well if you can't hold the torch .then why pass it? Todd Craig
Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King
Why Does Wall-E Listen to Broadway Musicals? Martin Kutnowski
Rhetorical and Cultural Glossary
Geographic Index
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