Reading the Lives of Others A Sequence for Writers

ISBN-10: 0312115113

ISBN-13: 9780312115111

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Description: A briefer, less expensive version of the innovative Ways of Reading, Third Edition, this cultural studies reader includes 6 rich, lengthy, and demanding readings (by Clifford Geetz, Harriet Brent Jacobs, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others) and an Assignment Sequence.

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Book details

List price: $47.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 11/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 257
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Making a Mark
Ways of Reading
Strong Readers, Strong Texts
Reading with and against the Grain
Reading and Writing: The Questions and Assignments
Readings
Clifford Geertz
Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight
[From Intrepretation of Cultures]
Harriet (Brent) Jacobs
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
[Selections From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl}
Patricia Nelson Limerick
Closing the Frontier and Opening Western History
[From The Legacy of Conquest]
Empire of Innocence
Joyce Carol Oates,
Theft (Fiction)
[From Marya: A Life]
Mary Louise Pratt,
Arts of the Contact Zone
John Edgar Wideman,
Our Time
[From Brothers and Keepers]
Assignment Sequence
Working with the Assignment Sequence
Assignment Sequence History and Ethnography: Reading the Lives of Others
Ethnography: Reading Culture [Geertz]
History: Reading the Past [Limerick]
Imagined Landscapes [Oates]
Life Stories [Wideman, Geertz, Limerick, Oates]
Revision [Geertz, Limerick, Oates, Wideman]
Autoethnography: Engaging Others [Pratt, Jacobs]
Reading and Writing in the "Contact Zone" [Pratt]
Revision (again) [Geertz, Limerick, Oates, Wideman, Jacobs, Pratt]
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