Patterns Across Cultures

ISBN-10: 0618866809
ISBN-13: 9780618866809
Edition: 2009
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List price: $143.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 824
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This is a rhetorically-organised first-year composition reader driven by the principle that as the world gets smaller, students should be exposed to a wide variety of cultural perspectives - both from within the United States and from other countries.

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing What Is Reading Critically?
The Process of Reading Critically Sample Annotated Essay
Fiesta What Is Writing Critically?
The Process of Writing Critically Sample Student Essay
My Cousin's Wedding Words Create Images, Images Convey Ideas
Finding, Using, and Documenting Sources
Limiting Your Topic
Using and Evaluating Print Sources
Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Developing a Thesis Statement
Note-Taking Procedures
Avoiding Plagiarism
Using MLA Style to Document
Your Sources
A Brief Note on the APA Style of Documentation
Sample Student
Research Paper in MLA Style
Mediocre Media
Narration
Telling Stories of Culture and Customs
Learning to Read and Write
Champion of the World
Irish Step Dancing (Ireland)
Chopsticks (China)
Moonlit Nights of Laughter (Morocco)
The Misguided "Guide" (India)
Fiction
The Lion (Russia)
Student Essay
A New Horizon
Description
Showing Details of People, Places and Things
The Paradox of St. Marks (Italy)
The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior (Kenya)
Lessons (China)
Flavio's Home (Brazil)
The Way to Rainy Mountain (Kiowa/United States)
A Small Place (Antigua)
Fiction
I Am a Cat (Japan)
Student Essay
Iwakuni: Truly Unique
Exemplification
Discovering Culture Through Examples
Advertisements for Oneself
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria (Puerto Rico/United States)
Minor Accidents (France)
The Little Emperors (China)
Social Time: The Heartbeat of Culture (Brazil)
If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I? (India/United States)
Fiction
The Censors (Argentina)
Student Essay
Refuting the Latina Stereotype
Comparison and Contrast
Exploring Similarities and Differences Across Cultures
That Lean and Hungry Look
Good Marx for the Anthropologist
Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw! (Canada)
Eiffel and Oak (France)
Left to Tell (Rwanda)
The Prisoner's Dilemma (Pakistan)
Fiction
A Canary's Ideas (Brazil)
Student Essay
East Meets West: Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Process Analysis
Cultural Rituals
How to Tame a Wild Tongue (Mexico/United States)
Mortuary Solaces
An Island Passover (Scotland)
Birth Ceremonies (Guatemala)
The Mbuti Pygmies (Republic of the Congo)
An Original Elephant (India)
Fiction
Girl (Antigua)
Student Essay
True Life: Life as a Gamer
Classification and Division
Categorizing and Analyzing Cultural Features
Mother Tongue (China/United States)
Nobody's Son (Mexico/United States)
Fingers
We Eat What We Are
Homage to Catalonia (Spain)
Polite Lies (Japan)
Fiction
Her Three Days (Mali)
Student Essay
High on Heels: Society's Obsession with Pain
Cause and Effect
Exploring Causal Connections in Society and Culture
The Real Vampire (Serbia/Romania)
Big Mac and the Tropical Forests
The Flesh and the Devil
Why I Quit the Klan
The Telephone (Lebanon)
To Kiss: Why We Kiss Under the Mistletoe Fiction
The Persian Carpet (Lebanon)
Student Essay
Americans: Bigger by the Day
Definition: Identifying Meanings in Different Cultures
Reflections on Exile
Transformation (Japan/United States)
The Married Woman (France)
The Wife Today
Tortillas (Mexico)
A Look Behind the Veil (Saudi Arabia)
Fiction
The Stolen Party (Argentina)
Student Essay
Dabbawalas in Action
Problem Solving
Resolving Cultural Dilemmas
The Bittersweet Science
How to Kill an Ocean (Norway)
The Role of Religion in Modern Society (Tibet)
An Incident in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Too Many Bananas (New Guinea)
Jungle (Bolivia)
Daisy (Chile)
Poetry
The Road Not Taken Student Essay
Medicinal Marijuana
Argument
Taking a Stand on Issues
The Difference Between Argument and Persuasion
Writing Effective Arguments
Reasoning in Deductive and Inductive Arguments
Transitions Organizing an Argument Essay
Overabundance, Not Hunger, Is the World's New Peril
Asking How Much Is Enough
I Have a Dream
The Unfashionable Human Body
Circumcision of Girls (Egypt)
Debate
Trends in Animal Research
Monsters of the Brave New World
Genetically Engineered Animals (England)
Debate
Torture and Terrorism
The Case for Torture
Now the Talk Is About Bringing Back Torture Debate
Steroids in Sports
The Coercive Power of Drugs in Sports
Ethical and Social Issues in Antidoping Strategies in Sport
Student Essay
Emphasize Teaching, Not Technology
Using Combined Patterns
Shishmaref
The Social Sense
Autobiography of a Face
The Turbid Ebb and Flow of Misery
A Modest Proposal

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