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Changing Minds Arguments on Contemporary and Enduring Issues

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ISBN-10: 0205568130

ISBN-13: 9780205568130

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jon M. Ford, Marjorie A. Ford

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Changing Minds is a collection of classic and contemporary readings designed to acquaint readers with strategies for developing effective, persuasive arguments and to demonstrate the rich and complex nature of persuasive writing through essays from a wide variety of contexts.An introductory chapter presents essential elements of argument, as well as common strategies and misunderstandings, and is followed by nine thematic chapters, each including a brief introduction and eight essays. The thematic chapters integrate opportunities for stengthening reading and critical thinking skills through a focus on issues that have had an evolving and controversial history.
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Book details

List price: $55.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 582
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction to Writing and Reading Arguments
What is Argument?
Deductive Reasoning In Argument
Induction In Argument
Different Types of Arguments and Claims
Reading and Critiquing Arguments
Annotated Professional Argument
"What's Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses"
Re-creating the Family
"Saplings in the Storm"
"Decommercializing Childhood"
"Multi-Tasking Man"
"For a Politics of Quality of Life"
"A More Perfect Union"
Differing Perspectives: How Can Individuals and Social Institutions Help to Sustain Marriages and Reduce The Rate of Divorce?
"The Legacy of Divorce"
"Marriage Plus"
Educating a Nation
"Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education"
"How Media Education Can Promote Democracy"
"Unplugged Schools"
"Which Number Will You Be?"
"Cleaner, Greener U"
Differing Perspectives: Does High Stakes Uniform Achievement Testing Do More Harm Than Good?
"Testing Makes for Progress in Learning"
"High-Stakes Testing is Putting the Nation at Risk"
Revisioning Immigration
"A Legacy of the Unforeseen"
"The Return of the Melting Pot"
"The American Kaleidoscope, Then and Now"
"Becoming American"
"Hispanics and the American Dream"
"Immigration's Aftermath"
Differing Perspectives: Should Documented Non-Citizen Immigrants Be Given The Right to Vote?
"Non-Citizen Voting: Pipe Dream or Possibility"
"The Debate Over Non-Citizen Voting"
Engaging Work
"In Praise of Idleness"
"On the Front Lines of the Service Sector"
"Is Your Job Going Abroad?"
"The Legacy of Dreams"
"Millions of Jobs of a Different Collar"
"Work Rules"
Differing Perspectives: Should Work Make Us Happy?
"Workers of the World, Relax"
"Work Makes Life Sweet" bell hooks
Censoring Extreme Speech
"A Plea for Free Speech in Boston"
"'Speech Codes' on the Campus and Problems of Free Speech"
"Hate Speech Harms Public Discourse"
"On Campus: Free Speech for You But Not for Me?"
"Conspiracy Theories 101"
"Celebrity Bigots"
Differing Perspectives: Should Internet Hate Speech Be Regulated?
"Countering Hate on the Internet: Recommendations for Action"
"Why We Need Free Speech Online"
Blaming the Media for Youth Violence
"Aggression: The Impact of Media Violence"
"Stop Blaming Kids and TV for Crime and Substance Abuse"
"Media and Risky Behaviors: Aggressive and Violent Behavior"
"Playing War: Real Combat Video Games"
"Evaluating the Research on Violent Video Games"
"Testimony on Media Violence"
Differing Perspectives: Is Media Violence A Result Of The Battle For Ratings Or Our Own Cultural Values?
"Is Media Violence Free Speech?"
Speaking Out About Pop Music
"Crowds and Freedom"
"Creativity and Band Dynamics"
"Statement to the Committee"
"The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto"
"Politicians Might Hear, But Does Popular Culture Have the Power to Make Them Act?"
Differing Perspectives: Should College Students on Campus be the Target of Recording Industry Crackdowns on Illegal Downloading?
"The Music Industry's 'Spring Offensive'"
"Explaining the Crackdown on Student Downloading"
Spying and Privacy
"Take My Privacy, Please!"
"Less Privacy Is Good for Us (and You)"
"Three Cheers for the Surveillance Society!"
"The Myth of the 'Transparent Society'"
International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications
"Rome Memorandum: Report and Guidance on Privacy in Social Network Services"
Differing Perspectives: Has the Patriot Act Made Us Feel Safer at the Cost of Our Privacy?
"1984 in 2003?: Fears About the Patriot Act Are Misguided"
"Surveillance State"
Changing Nature
"GeoSigns" The Big Thaw"
"Don't Believe the Hype"
"Policy Address on Global Warming"
"Is Corporate Greenwashing Headed for a Fall?"
"Carbon Offsets: Buying Your Way Out of Responsibility"
Differing Perspectives: Will Genetically Engineered Crops and Organisms Help Us Survive Climate Change or Further Upset The Balance of Nature?
"Biotech Century: Playing Russian Roulette with Mother Nature's Designs"
"Will Frankenfood Save the Planet?"
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