Essays from Contemporary Culture

ISBN-10: 0838406777

ISBN-13: 9780838406779

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

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Description: Praised for its collection of essays on contemporary issues, the fifth edition offers more coverage of critical reading and writing and visual rhetoric.

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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.09" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.474

Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th Edition), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2015, 7th Edition). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award.

Preface
Reading and Writing Critically
The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address and the War Against Terrorism
How to Speak to a Nation's Suffering
A Spirit Reborn
Ethics, Morals, and Values
Having No Hand in the Matter
It's Failure, Not Success
Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age?
Making the Grade
Infamy and Immortality
The Quality of Mercy Killing
First and Last, Do No Harm
Living Is the Mystery
A Jury of Her Peers (fiction)
Transitions
Inaugural Address
Who Shall I Be? The Allure of a Fresh Start
An Urge for Going
Grandma's Story
Once More to the Lake
Silence (fiction)
Insights
Think About It: Ways We Know, and Don't
Living Like Weasels
To Gabriella, a Young Writer
The Silent Friendship of Men
Woodstock's Message Is Still True
Learning the Hard Way
Shooting an Elephant
The Story of an Hour (fiction)
Self-Perception
You're Short, Besides!
On Being a Cripple
The Twit Triumphant
What's in a Name?
Who's a Hillbilly?
The Androgynous Male
Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
The House on Mango Street (fiction)
Role Models and Heroes
A Call to Courage
It's Too Bad We Don't Have Another Roy
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
I Became Her Target
Lessons from Two Ghosts
Unsung Heroes
Rebel Twilight
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
Gendered Relationships
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
What's the Difference Between Boys and Girls?
Love Story
Men and Women in Search of Common Ground
Over 40 and Unmarried
I'm Not Sick, I'm Just in Love
Vows (fiction)
Popular Culture
Rap Music and the Demonization of Young Black Males
Where's the Return Fire in Culture Wars?
Is Hollywood Responsible for 9-11?
Movies, Morality, and Conservative Complaints
Bang, You're Dead
Menace to Society
Beating the Same Old Dead Horse
Cavalcade of Whimsey: Defending Springfield Against Itself
Do Ask, Do Tell
Violent Media Is Good for Kids
Can't Live Without It
Prejudice and Discrimination
The Ruses of Racism
A Woman from He-Dog
The Affirmative Action Debate
Racial Privacy
Have We Lost Our Sense of Humor?
The Word Polic
Symbolic Arguments
The Lesson (fiction)
Terrorism, War, and Violence
Three Key Principles in the War Against Terrorism
Is Cyber Terror Next?
War Culture
Parenting Post-9/11
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
Menagerie, A Child's Fable (fiction)
Credits
Photo Credits
Index
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