Crosscurrents Reading in the Disciplines

ISBN-10: 0205784615
ISBN-13: 9780205784615
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Underscoring the essential skills of reading and writing in multiple fields of knowledge,Crosscurrentsis a thematic reader that connects ideas and texts from across the disciplines. With its rich variety of readings that span the major college disciplines,Crosscurrentsis a true writing across the curriculum reader.  Three introductory chapters on critical reading, thinking, and research (Part 1) provide a broad, yet concise rhetoric that orients both students and instructors to disciplines that may be outside their comfort zone or areas of expertise.  These chapters offer assistance in reading and comprehending material in each of the disciplines.  Foundational, seminal readings foreground each of the eight thematic chapters in Part 2; additional, mainly contemporary, selections drawn from print and electronic books, journals, and general interest periodicals provide a wide range of source materials so that students can further understand each discipline and its intricacies.  

Reading And Writing In The Disciplines
Knowledge, Reading, and Writing across Disciplines
Preparing a Foundation for Learning
Understanding Genres
Sciences
Social Sciences
Humanities
Genres Used across Fields
Linking Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning in Disciplines
Categorizing Academic Disciplines
Natural and Applied Sciences
Social Sciences
Business and Applied/Professional Studies
History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Humanities
Creative Arts
Understanding Genre Expectations in the Disciplines
Researching in the Disciplines
Reasoning
Cross-Check
Reading across Disciplines: Reading for Learning, for Analysis, and for Argument
Reading for Learning
Strategies for Reading
Reading the Author's Logic: Logical Fallacies
Reading Visual Aids
Reading Internet Sites and Determining Credibility
Reading for Analysis
Strategies for Analytic Reading
Analyzing Arguments
Argumentation in the Disciplines
Cross-Check
Writing and Researching: Genres, Practices, and Processes
Writing Conventions
Rules
Guidelines
Strategies
Writing as a Cyclical Process
Planning and Invention
Analyzing your Audiences
Writing Arguments
Developing a Thesis Statement
Researching
Types of Research
Starting Your Research
Narrowing Your Topic
Taking Notes
Synthesizing and Incorporating Borrowed Material without
Plagiarizing
Organizing Ideas
Working with Visual Aids
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Documenting Sources
MLA Documentation
Annotated Student Paper
APA Documentation
Cross-Check
Anthology Of Readings
Nature, Genetics, and the Philosophy of Science
Introduction
Emily Martin, et. al. "Scientific Literacy, What It Is, Why It's Important, and Why Scientists Think We Don't Have It"
Foundations in the Philosophy of Science
Paul Feyerabend, from Against Method
The Tools of Science: A World Too Small to See (images)
Genetics and Human Identity
Francis Fukuyama "Why We Should Worry" from Our Posthuman Future
Visions of the Posthuman (images)
Michael J. Sandel "The Case Against Perfection"
Olivia Judson "The Selfless Gene"
Robert Lanza "A New Theory of the Universe"
Natalie Angier "My God Problem—And Theirs"
Thinking Crosscurrently
Business and Economics
Introduction
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Maid to Order"
Foundations: Free Enterprise and Social Responsibility
John Maynard Keynes, "The End of Laissez-Faire"
Doing Business in America (images)
Barbara Kellerman, "Leadership: Warts and All"
Nature and the Economic Realm: Causes and Conflicts
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, "Information Asymmetry" (from Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything)
Terry Burnham and Jay Phelan, "Laughing All the Way to the Darwinian Bank" (from Mean Genes ,)
At Work in America: The Triumph and Trials of an Economic System (images)
Steve Denning, "Why Amazon Can't Make a Kindle in the USA"
Thinking Crosscurrently
Government, Political Science, and Public Policy
Introduction
David Mamet, "Political Civility"
Foundations: The Individual and the State
Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience"
Mahatma Gandhi, "The Non-Violent Society"
Governments and their Symbols (images)
Activism, Social Change, and its Discontents
Caitlin Flanagan, "How Serfdom Saved the Women's Movement"
Activism and Social Change (images)
Jane Mayer, "The Black Sites"
Thinking Crosscurrently
Education and Society
Introduction
Shelby Steele, "The New Sovereignty"
Foundations: Theorizing Education
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"
The Classroom: Then and Now (images)
Education in the Modern Age
Christina Hoff Sommers "The War Against Boys"
Diane Ravitch, "What I Learned About School Reform" (from The Death and the Life of the American School)
Alissa Quart, "The Baby Genius Edutainment Complex"
Emily Bernard, "Teaching the N-Word"
Jeff Sharlet, "Straight Man's Burden"
Guns in America: Two Views (images)
Dan Baum, "Happiness is a Worn Gun"
Malcolm Gladwell, "The 10,000 Hour Rule" (from Outliers: The Story of Success)
Thinking Crosscurrently
Communication and Pop Culture
Introduction
Foundations: Theories of Communication and Culture
Dick Hebdige, "Subculture and Style"
Comics and the Graphic Novel
Douglas Wolk from Reading Comics
Lynda Barry, from The Greatest of Marlys
Noel Murray and Scott Tobias, "How Has the Culture of TV (and TV-Watching) Changed?
Susan Willis "Disney World" (from Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World)
Susan Linn "Marketing, Media, and the First Amendment" (from Consuming Kids)
Using Advertising to Raise Awareness: Animal Rights (images)
William Deresiewicz, "Faux Friendship"
Thinking Crosscurrently
Philosophy and Psychology
Introduction
Foundations: Examining the Self
Plato "The Apology"
Understanding Human Emotions (images)
V. S. Ramachandran, "Neuroscience: The New Philosophy" (from A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness)
Thinking Beyond the Human: Artificial Intelligence and Transhumanism
A. M. Turing "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
Ray Kurzweil, "The Law of Accelerating Returns"
Proving the Existence of God
Three Arguments for the Existence of God
William Paley from Natural Theology
St. Thomas Aquinas from Summa Theologica
St. Anselm from Proslogium
Theology and Cartoons (images)
Kwasi Wiredu from Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective
Robert Orsi "When 2 + 2 = 5"
Thinking Crosscurrently
History and Culture
Introduction
Jacques Barzun, "The Coming Age" (from From Dawn to Decadence 1500 to Present: 50 Years of Western Cultural Life)
Foundations: Historical Process and Human Agency
W. E. B. Dubois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" (from The Souls of Black Folk)
Images of the American Civil War (images)
Richard Rodriguez, "In the Brown Study" (from Brown)
Bruce Catton, "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts"
Illegal Immigration in America: Political Cartoons (images)
Immigration: Pathways and Promises
Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Rituals: A Prayer, a Candle, and a Notebook"
Belle Yang, "The Language of Dreams"
Margaret Regan, "Prologue" (from The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands)
Andrea Elliot, "A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds"
Thinking Crosscurrently
Literature, Language, and Art
Introduction
Barbara Wallraff, "What Global Language?"
Foundations: What Makes it Literature?
Virginia Woolf, "Shakespeare's Sister" (from A Room of One's Own)
Architecture as Art (images)
The Interdisciplinary Imagination
James Tiptree, Jr. "The Last Flight of Doctor Ain"
Herman Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street"
Art and Medicine Through the Ages (8-page, 4-color insert)
The Art of Love, the Passion of Art
Kate Chopin, "The Storm"
James Joyce, "Araby"
Terry Eagleton, "The Rise of English" (from Literary Theory: An Introduction)
Thinking Crosscurrently
Appendix Breaking Down Assignments: A Guide for Students

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