Readings for Today

ISBN-10: 0205568564

ISBN-13: 9780205568567

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gary J. Goshgarian

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This affordable new reader from best-selling author Gary Goshgarian provides a wide-ranging collection of contemporary readings-almost 80% written in the 21 st century--designed to get todayrsquo;s students talking-and writing. nbsp; With chapters focusing on complex, current issues like global warming, media influence, and immigration,Readings for Todayoffers a wide range of contemporary opinion by journalists, academics, and public figures like Peggy Orenstein, David Brooks, Charles Murray, and Al Gore.
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List price: $46.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction: How to Read and Write Critically
What is Critical Thinking?
Why Read Critically?
How to Read Critically
What is Critical Writing?
Strategies for Writing
The Images We Project
Chapter Introduction
"Never Too Buff"
"The Natural Beauty Myth"
"Weight of the World"
"My Hips, My Caderas"
Viewpoints: "A Man's Guide to Slimming Couture"
Viewpoints: "Why Do We Get to Laugh at Fat Guys?"
Wanting It, Selling It
Chapter Introduction
Shop 'til We Drop?
What's Wrong with Cinderella?
"A Brand by Any Other Name"
Lux Populi
Viewpoints: "With These Words I Can Sell You Anything"
Viewpoints: "The Language of Advertising"
The American Family in Flux
Chapter Introduction
"Family: Idea, Institution, and Controversy"
"The Decline of Marriage"
"For Better, For Worse"
The Cultural Devaluation of Child-Rearing
Viewpoints: "Why The 'M' Word Matters to Me"
Viewpoints: "The Case Against Same Sex Marriage"
Television's Influence
Chapter Introduction
"Can TV Improve Us?"
The Myth of Media Violence
The Great TV Debate, Jason Kelly
Three Cheers for Reality TV
Viewpoints: AAP Recommends No Television for Children
Viewpoints: "TV Can Be a Good Parent"
The Global Warming Debate
Chapter Introduction
Global Warming Is an Immediate Crisis
Don't Believe the Hype
Pew Research Center, Global Warming: A Divide on Causes and Solutions
Viewpoints: No change in political climate
Viewpoints: On Comparing Global Warming Denial to Holocaust Denial
Exploring the Gender Gap
Chapter Introduction
"My Most Attractive Adversary"
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
"Girls, We Really Are Our Own Worst Enemies"
In Search of Notorious PhDs
Viewpoints: Homeward Bound
Viewpoints: The Year of Domesticity
The University System
Chapter Introduction
How to Get a College Education
A's for Everyone!
Who Should Get into College?
What's Wrong with Vocational School?
Viewpoints: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus (Charles Lawrence III)
Viewpoints: Muzzling Free Speech
Race and Ethnicity
Chapter Introduction
Inequality, Race and Remedy
"People Like Us"
"Please Ask Me 'Who,' Not 'What' I Am"
Getting Under My Skin
Viewpoints: The Racial Profiling Myth Lives On
Viewpoints: "You have the right to remain a target of racial profiling"
The Immigration Debate: Chapter Introduction
Forging a New Vision for America's Meltingpot
Do We Want Mexifornia?
Can We Still Afford to be a Nation of Immigrants?
The Next Americans
Viewpoints: A Nation Divided by One Language
Viewpoints: My Spanish Standoff
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