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California Dreams and Realities Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers

ISBN-10: 0312412894
ISBN-13: 9780312412890
Edition: 3rd 2005
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Description: California has long been a bellwether state -- a place where crucial trends that eventually spread throughout the U.S. first take root. Its national and international influence is driven by one of the largest economies in the world, by its  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

California has long been a bellwether state -- a place where crucial trends that eventually spread throughout the U.S. first take root. Its national and international influence is driven by one of the largest economies in the world, by its extraordinary technological and cultural innovations, and by a disproportionately affluent and activist population larger than that of entire countries. In short, the issues of California are the issues that are likely to have an impact on the rest of America, and college students in California are well served by studying, thinking, and writing about their home state in their composition courses. "California Dreams and Realities" is the one composition reader that allows students to do just that.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction
California: The Bellwether State
[Developing Active Reading strategies: Jack Lopez, Of Cholos and Surfers]
California Dreaming: Myths of the Golden Land
Frontispiece: Sunkist CA Dream box label
California: A Place, a People, a Dream
The Queen of California
Map of North America showing California as an Island (1625)
Notes of a California Expedition
A New Perspective on the Dream
Notes from a Native Daughter
Proofs
Indian Cartography
Roadkill Warrior: Last of His Tribe
Orange County Historian
The Great Migration: Immigrants in California History
Frontispiece: Strip Mall, Los Angeles
Coming to California: Chasing the Dream
State Needs a 'Time-Out' from Mass Immigration
IMAGE: , The New Order
Editors, Contra Costa Times, Revamp Immigration
The World of Our Grandmothers
Manzanar, U.S.A.
IMAGE: Group of young Japanese girls
Maid in L.A.
Invisible Men
Religious Dimensions of the Immigrant Experience
Iranian Women and Gender Relations in Los Angeles
Vietnamese Youths No Longer Look Homeward
My Latino Heart
The Best-Laid Plans: Education and the California Dream
Frontispiece: Tuition Increase
The 'English Courses' at the University of California
A Visit to Edwin Markham Intermediate School
Something There Is That Doesn't Love a List
Testing, Anyone?
A Win-win for the High School Exit Exam
Cuts Crush College Promise
'Well, I Guess They Need Their Minority'
It Shouldn't Be Good to Have It Bad
Yuba City School
The Geography of Desire: California and the Sense of Place
Frontispiece: New California State Quarter/John Muir at Yosemite
California Hills in August
IMAGE: , Petaluma Fields
Identified by Technology
KQED, The Castro Q & A
As If the Farmer Died
Cultivating Wildness
Barrio Boy
In Search of Oildorado
IMAGE: Oildorado Days
Suburbia
Interesting Times
Edge City: Irvine
The Palms in Our Hands
Exporting Culture: California and the Popular Imagination
Frontispiece: The Hollywood Sign
All about Eden
Surviving Apocalypse
Nathanael West, from The Day of the Locust
IMAGE: , Hollywood
California through the Lens of Hollywood
The Automobile Age in California
Berkeley Explained
The New Chinatown? Try the Asian Mall
Arcadia and Utopia
(Mis)Managing California: Politics, Environment, and the State of the State
Frontispiece: Monarch, California's Last Wild Grizzly and Symbol for State Flag
Tarnished Gold
Regional Diversity
IMAGE: Sunset Magazine Illustration, Life's Best Mixture -- Sun and Air and Gasoline
Sprawling Gridlock
The Water Game
Things Fall Apart
IMAGE: Warning Sign, Almeda Qucksilver County Park
Battling Toxic Racism
The First
Paradise Lost
We're Only Confirming [California's] Flaky Image
Guiding the Great Experiment: California's Recall and America's Democratic Destiny

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