Seeking Common Cause Reading and Writing in Action

ISBN-10: 007244259X

ISBN-13: 9780072442595

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lisa Gerrard, Diane Bennet Durkin

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"Seeking Common Cause" is a reader that defines argument as creating credibility. The authors encourage careful examination of writers' multiple perspectives and various strategies for drawing readers in. These strategies are what help readers see what the writer sees, and share views that they did not expect to share. The book emphasizes a form of argument in which writers synthesize points of view rather than polarize them. The authors aim to teach critical reading through empathy and belief rather than through disbelief and quick dismissal. For that reason, they rely less on legal logic--analysis through claim, evidence, and warrant--than on writing strategies for bringing about mutual consent.
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List price: $68.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 716
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Reading and Writing Argumentsp. 1
Artworks (Color Plates)
Edmond and Therese Morbilli (painting)
Paul Helleu Sketching with His Wife (painting)
Cafe (painting)
The Lawrence Tree, 1929 (painting)
The Child's Bath (painting)
The Banjo Lesson (painting)
El Chandelier (object)
Mercenaries II (painting)
Analytical Reading as Preparation for Argumentp. 1
Reading Print Textsp. 1
Reading Visual Materialsp. 3
Reading Web Sitesp. 7
To Sum Upp. 9
Analytical Writing as Argumentp. 10
Credibilityp. 10
Writing about Texts and Images: The Writing Processp. 14
Using the Tools of Your Craftp. 18
Reporting Others' Experiencep. 25
Sample Student Papersp. 28
The Media's Impact on Women's Body Imagep. 29
Magritte's Clairvoyance (Self-Portrait)p. 33
To Sum Upp. 38
Defining Cultural Identityp. 39
Paintings (Color Plates)
Flip Flops and Lace
The Library
Camas para Suenos (Beds for Dreams)
Nisei Babies in Concentration Camp
The Laundryman's Daughter (mixed media)
Fantasy World for Children (mural)
Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States
Rainbow Shabbat (stained glass window)
Cultural Identity in the Works of Artp. 39
Analyzing the Paintingsp. 39
Analysis of a Paintingp. 40
Cultural Identity in Essaysp. 41
Analyzing the Essaysp. 42
The Language of Discretionp. 43
Public and Private Languagep. 51
From Outside, Inp. 57
First They Changed My Name...p. 65
What's in a Name?p. 71
The Names of Womenp. 76
Transformationp. 81
From a Native Daughterp. 85
What Global Language?p. 93
Connecting the Readings with the Artworksp. 98
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: When African Americans attempt to eradicate elements of Black English vernacular from their speech, are they "practicing a form of self-hatred"? Or are they exercising their right to "social mobility"?p. 101
The Dilemma of Black Englishp. 102
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 104
Adding More Informationp. 104
Seeking Common Causep. 105
Debate Essayp. 105
Writing Projectsp. 105
Writing a Short Essayp. 105
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 106
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 107
Using Web Resourcesp. 108
Constructing Genderp. 109
Advertisements (Color Plates)
Want strong bones?...(America's Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors)
Shop and not drop (America's Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors)
Beyond Infinity, Givenchy
Chanel Chance
Diving into a Diet Coke (Coca-Cola)
Gender in Advertisementsp. 109
Analyzing the Advertisementsp. 110
Analysis of an Advertisementp. 110
Gender in Essaysp. 111
Analyzing the Essaysp. 112
Analysis of an Essayp. 112
The Myth of the Sexual Athletep. 113
Just Walk On Byp. 118
The Return of the Pigp. 122
Beer Commercials: A Manual on Masculinityp. 127
My Cosmetic Surgeryp. 139
My Brown Facep. 143
"The More You Subtract, the More You Add": Cutting Girls Down to Sizep. 149
The Empire of Images in Our World of Bodiesp. 169
Dividing the Consumer Piep. 177
Connecting the Readings with the Advertisementsp. 180
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: Should same-sex marriage be legalized?p. 182
Why the M Word Matters to Mep. 183
Deathblow to Marriagep. 185
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 187
Adding More Informationp. 188
Seeking Common Causep. 188
Debate Essayp. 188
Writing Projectsp. 188
Writing a Short Essayp. 188
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 190
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 190
Using Web Resourcesp. 192
Images of Educationp. 193
Architecture (Color Plates)
University High School, Los Angeles, California (photograph)
Diamond Ranch High School, Diamond Bar, California (photograph)
Engineering Building, Utah State University (photograph)
The Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art (photograph)
Dormitory, Illinois Institute of Technology (photograph)
Graduate Reading Room, Suzzallo Library, University of Washington (photograph)
Snap the Whip (painting)
Schoolhouse (photograph)
Images of Education in Architecturep. 193
Analyzing the Architecturep. 195
Analysis of an Engineering Buildingp. 136
Images of Education in Essaysp. 196
Analyzing the Essaysp. 197
Analysis of an Essayp. 197
School: The Story of American Public Educationp. 198
Learning in the Key of Lifep. 205
The School and the Life of the Childp. 211
Savage Inequalitiesp. 214
The Merits of Meritocracyp. 224
Who Is This Child?p. 229
Human Intelligence Isn't What We Think It Isp. 232
Epilogue: Liliap. 242
Forget Classrooms. How Big Is the Atrium in the New Student Center?p. 246
Connecting the Readings to the Architecturep. 252
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: Who becomes valedictorian? A question of meritp. 255
She's Almost Too Good to Be True, and to Prove It, She's Going to Suep. 256
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 257
Adding More Informationp. 257
Seeking Common Causep. 258
Debate Essayp. 258
Writing Projectsp. 258
Writing a Short Argumentp. 258
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 259
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 260
Using Web Resourcesp. 262
The Work Worldp. 263
Artworks (Color Plates)
The Trial (painting)
New York Office (painting)
Dorothy Hodgkin (painting)
Spring Sale at Bendel's (painting)
Sun and Wind on the Roof (painting)
Albert Einstein among Other Immigrants (mural)
Mural, the Great Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts
El Campesino (painting)
The Work World in the Artworksp. 263
Analyzing the Artworksp. 264
Analysis of a Paintingp. 265
The Work World in the Essaysp. 265
Analyzing the Essaysp. 266
Analysis of an Essayp. 266
The Physical Geniusp. 268
The Working Life of a Waitressp. 278
Work Makes Life Sweetp. 285
Take this Job and Love Itp. 292
Black Hairp. 296
SantaLand Diariesp. 303
Selection from Nickel and Dimedp. 322
Voices from the Workplacep. 328
Mural Painterp. 328
Psychiatrist (Anna Balas)p. 330
Journalist (Claudia Luther)p. 332
Connecting the Readings to the Artworksp. 335
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: Should the Family Time Flexibility Act be supported?p. 337
Motherhood and Comp Timep. 338
The National Organization for Women, Background: The Family Time Flexibility Actp. 340
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 341
Adding More Informationp. 342
Seeking Common Causep. 343
Debate Essayp. 343
Additional Debate Questionp. 343
Writing Projectsp. 344
Writing a Short Essayp. 344
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 345
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 345
Using Web Resourcesp. 347
Connecting to Naturep. 349
Artworks (Color Plates)
Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota (photograph)
Crazy Horse Memorial (photograph)
Tractored Out, Childress County, Texas (photograph)
Crucified Land (painting)
Bareford Mountains, West Milford, New Jersey
Doesn't Fall Off His Horse
Kindred Spirits (painting)
The Icebergs (painting)
A Bigger Grand Canyon (painting)
The Blue Marble Earth, Western Hemisphere (photograph)
The Natural World in the Artworksp. 349
Analyzing the Artworksp. 351
Analysis of a Paintingp. 352
The Natural World in Essaysp. 352
Analyzing the Essaysp. 353
Analysis of an Essayp. 353
Wilderness as a Form of Land Usep. 354
The Last Americansp. 362
An Entrance to the Woodsp. 372
Heaven and Earth in Jestp. 381
The Migration Story: An Interior Journeyp. 389
Ice and Lightp. 397
Selection from In the Shadow of Manp. 402
Terminal Icep. 408
The World's Largest Membranep. 416
Connecting the Readings to the Artworksp. 419
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: Does the federal government have the right to prevent states from developing land while Congress decides whether to preserve this land as wilderness?p. 422
The Nation: Tussle over a Western Jewelp. 423
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 427
Adding More Informationp. 428
Seeking Common Causep. 428
Debate Essayp. 428
Writing Projectsp. 428
Writing a Short Essayp. 428
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 423
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 430
Using Web Resourcesp. 431
Exploring Cyberculturep. 433
Web Sites (Color Plates)
The Farnsworth Art Museum Web Site
The Guerrilla Girls Web Site
La Grande Odalisque (painting)
The Web Site for the Museum of Web Art (MOWA)
The Jacob Lawrence: Exploring Stories Web Pages
Exploring Cyberculture in Web Sitesp. 433
Analyzing the Web Sitesp. 433
Analysis of a Web Sitep. 434
Exploring Cyberculture in the Essaysp. 435
Analyzing the Essaysp. 436
Analysis of an Essayp. 437
Pyramids and Pancakesp. 438
Selection from Small Pieces Loosely Joinedp. 450
You've Got Blog: How to Put Your Business, Your Boyfriend, and Your Life Onlinep. 456
How to Recognize the Future When It Lands on Youp. 463
Beyond the Information Revolutionp. 472
Creating a Culture of Ideasp. 479
Mind the Gap: The Digital Divide as the Civil Rights Issue of the New Millenniump. 483
Nu Shortcuts in School R 2 Much 4 Teachersp. 487
Selected Web Sitesp. 491
Connecting the Readings with the Web Pagesp. 499
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: Should it be legal for individuals to download music from file-sharing Web sites? (e.g., Gnutella, Blubster, Grokster)?p. 500
Piracy Gets Mixed Reviews in Industryp. 501
Empathizing with Different Points of Viewp. 507
Adding More Informationp. 507
Seeking Common Causep. 508
Debate Essayp. 508
Writing Projectsp. 508
Writing a Short Essayp. 508
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 509
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 509
Using Web Resourcesp. 511
Exploring the Artsp. 513
Artworks (Black and White)
Darci Kistler and Robert LaFosse, New York City, 1990 (photograph)
Martha Graham in Letter to the World (photograph)
Still from Stagecoach
Artworks (Color Plates)
The Sources of Music (mural)
Showtime (collage)
The Three Musicians (painting)
Blues (painting)
Reservation Scene (rug)
Dancing at the Louvre (quilt)
Self-Portrait (painting)
A Peaceable Kingdom with Anna Pavlova (painting)
Exploring the "Art" in Works of Artp. 513
Analyzing the Works of Artp. 514
Analysis of a Paintingp. 515
Exploring the Arts in Essaysp. 516
Analyzing an Essayp. 518
Selection from Ways of Seeingp. 519
Ways of Seeingp. 530
Selection from Dance and Photographyp. 547
By Means of the Visible: A Picture's Worthp. 551
Selection from The Hollywood Eyep. 562
Selection from When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feministp. 572
Selection from A Century of the Bluesp. 580
The Ties That Bindp. 586
Selection from Blood Memoryp. 591
Connecting the Readings to the Works of Artp. 596
Finding Common Cause in Controversy: How much license should a documentary filmmaker take in editing, juxtaposing, and otherwise reconstructing events?p. 599
Bowling for Columbine: Documentary or Fiction?p. 600
Empathizing with the View that Moore's Film Is Not a True Documentaryp. 603
Empathizing with the View that Moore Has Produced a Worthy Documentaryp. 604
Adding More Informationp. 604
Seeking Common Causep. 606
Debate Essayp. 606
Writing Projectsp. 606
Writing a Short Essayp. 606
Writing an Extended Argumentp. 608
Designing the Extended Writing Projectp. 608
Using Web Resourcesp. 610
Creditsp. C-1
Indexp. I-1
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