Writing the World Reading and Writing about Issues of the Day

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List price: $62.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

"Writing the World" is a new reader and writing guide that will prepare students to join the conversations about important issues of the day. It offers provocative readings that will engage student interest along with extensive writing guidance to help them add their voices to the conversations about key social and cultural issues -- to write the world, if you will.

Susan Peck MacDonaldhas taught literature, writing, and technical writing at universities in Connecticut, Illinois, and California. Her publications have been on literature, writing in the disciplines, and variations within academic writing.  

Introduction
How This Book Works
Reading
A Writer's Notebook
The Writer's Guides
Additional Writing Projects
Helpful Appendices
Reporting Information: What Do Self-Help Books Say about Communicating?
A Look Ahead: Reporting on Advice
Readings
Research on How Men and Women Talk
"Put Down That Paper and Talk to Me!": Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
Essential Traits of Couples Who Thrive
The Two Marriages: His and Hers
A Writer's Notebook: Communicating in Relationships
Critical Response
Are Women Morally Superior to Men?
Selling the Apolitical
Tower of Psychobabble
A Writer's Notebook: Critical Responses
A Writer's Guide
Additional Writing Projects
Personal Experience Essay
Report on an Observed Conversation
An Interpretation of Humor about Men's and Women's Talk
Essay Taking a Position
Taking a Position on a Constitutional Issue: Should Colleges Attempt to Regulate or Ban Offensive Speech?
Glossary: Words about Words
A Look Ahead: Writing about Speech Regulations
Readings
Campus Speech Incidents
A Campus Case: Speech or Harassment?
Suit Forces U.C. Riverside to Rescind Fraternity Penalty
Caltech Student's Expulsion over Contents of E-Mail Raises Concerns
A Writer's Notebook: Campus Speech Incidents
Current Campus Speech Guidelines
University of Southern California, Student Life
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rights and Prohibited Conduct
University of Texas at Austin, Sexual Harassment of Students by Faculty and Staff
A Writer's Notebook: Campus Speech Guidelines
Supreme Court Cases and Historical Background
U.S. Supreme Court, Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)
U.S. Supreme Court, Beauharnais v. Illinois(1952)
Hate Speech: The History of an American Controversy
America's First "Hate Speech" Regulation
A Writer's Notebook: Supreme Court Cases and Historical Background
Arguments for and against Regulating Speech on College Campuses
Assaultive Speech and Academic Freedom
If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus
Pressure Valves and Bloodied Chickens: Paternalistic Objections to Hate Speech Regulation
Campus Hate Speech on Trial
Free Speech versus Civil Discourse
Sticks and Stones Can Put You in Jail, but Can Words Increase Your Sentence?
Let Them Talk
"Speech Acts" and the First Amendment
A Writer's Notebook: Arguments for and against Regulating
A Writer's Guide
Planning and Drafting Your Essay
The Writing Assignment
Understanding Your Readers
Selecting Materials
Preparing a Prospectus
Organizing Your Essay
Developing Your Argument and Counterargument
Sentences for Taking a Position
Sentences that Keep Readers on Track
Conjunctive Adverbs for Indicating Logical Relationships
Citing Sources
Informal Citation
Formal Citation
Evaluating and Revising
Read to Get a General Impression
Read to Analyze the Draft More Closely
Editing and Proofreading
Reflecting on What You Have Learned
Gathering Additional Information
Supreme Court Cases
Recent Speech Incidents
Position Statements on Speech Regulations
Additional Writing Projects
Personal Experience Essay
Policy Proposal
Report on an Issue
A Rhetorical Analysis of a Reading
Evaluating Civic Stances: Conservatism? Liberalism? Libertarianism?
Readings
Conservatism
Who Are the Conservatives?
A New Contract with America
Condom Nation: Government Sex Education Promotes Teen Pregnancy
A Writer's Notebook: Conservatism
Liberalism
The Triumph of Liberalism
They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era
Dubious Conceptions
A Writer's Notebook: Liberalism
Libertarianism
Capitalism and Freedom
The Coming Libertarian Age
The Vision of the Annointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
A Writer's Notebook: Libertarianism
A Writer's Guide
Additional Writing Projects
Personal Experience Essay
Essay Taking a Position
Report on a Civic Stance
Report on Controversy
Speculating about a Social Crisis: What Causes Violence in Young Men?
A Look Ahead: Writing About Violence
Readings
Descriptions of Violent Crime
Two Boys, a Debt, a Gun, a Victim: The Face of Violence
Always Running
Falling
From Adolescent Angst to Shooting Up Schools
The Streets of Los Angeles
A Writer's Notebook: Decriptions of Violent Crime
Statistics: Patterns of Violence
Who Commits Violence
Where Violence Is Committed
A Writer's Notebook: Statics: Patterns of Violence
Possible Causes of Violence by Young Men
The Gun in the Closet
When Work Disappears
The Code of the Streets
Life without Father
The Scapegoat Generation
Honey, I Warped the Kids: The Argument for Eliminating Movie and TV Violence
The Symbolic Crusade against Media Violence Is a Confession of Despair
Love, Money, Prison, Sin, Revenge
Why? -- A Cartoon
Moving beyond Blame
The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties' Legacy to the Underclass
A Writer's Notebook: Possible Causes of Violence by Young Men
A Writer's Guide
Additional Writing Projects
Personal Experience Essay
Report on Statistical Information
Essay Speculating about Effects
Essay Taking a Position
Interpreting Popular Culture: How Does Tabloid TV Represent American Culture?
A Look Ahead: Writing About Tabloid TV
Viewing Tabloid TV Critically
Becoming Oriented
Watching Closely and Gathering Data
Critical Viewing
Gathering Data about a Series
Gathering Data about Program Segments
Interpreting Television from a Social Perspective
A Writer's Notebook: Viewing Tabloid TV Critically
Glossary Words about Words
Readings
Tabloid TV as a Genre: Its History and Features
Here Come the News Punks
News Caliente: Tabloid TV with a Latin Accent
The Big Sleaze
The TV Tabs' New Tone
Glued to the Set
The Reality Effects of Tabloid Television News
A Writer's Notebook: Tabloid TV as a Television Genre
Social Perspectives on Tabloid Television
Bad Rap for TV Tabs
Why Viewers Watch
Prime Time: How Television Portrays American Culture
For Enquiring Minds: A Cultural Study of Supermarket Tabloids
A Writer's Notebook: Social Perspectives on Tabloid TV
A Writer's Guide
Additional Writing Projects
Personal Experience Essay
Rhetorical Analysis of a Reading
Report on an Issue
Research Report
Speculating about the Future: What Does the Restructured Economy Mean for Your Generation?
Glossary: Words about Words
A Look Ahead: Writing about the Economy
Readings
Understanding the Restructured Economy
Meet the Median Family
The State of Working America 1998-1999
How the Pie Is Sliced
Disposable Workers
Disconnected
Some Who Lost Jobs in the Early 90s Recession Find a Hard Road Back
Downsizing Comes Back, but the Outcry Is Muted
Most Workers Find a Sense of Security in Corporate Life
Skilled Workers Watch Their Jobs Migrate Overseas
A 20-Year GM Parts Migration to Mexico
Political Cartoons about the Restructered Economy
A Writer's Notebook: Understanding the Restructured Economy
Understanding Generational Competition
The Baby Boom -- Entering Midlife
Revolution X: A Survival Guide for Our Generation
A Writer's Notebook: Understanding Generational Competition
Surveying Consequences of the Restructured Economy
Future Work Policies May Focus on Teens, Trimming Workloads
America's Anxious Class
The End of Work
The Secret Lives of Citizens: Pursuing the Promise of American Culture
The End of Affluence
A Writer���s Notebook: Surveying Consequences of the Restructured Econom

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