Blair Reader Exploring Issues and Ideas

ISBN-10: 0205728448

ISBN-13: 9780205728442

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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The Blair Readerencourages public discussion in the wider world by reading actively as well as critically and responding to the ideas of others. After more than twenty-five years of teaching composition, the authors have come to see reading and writing as interrelated activities: To write effectively, one must also read actively and critically. The authors have found and strongly believe that a reader is enriched and engaged when he/she view the reading and writing they do as a way of participating. From the beginning, the goal inThe Blair Readerhas always been to encourage these discussions in the wider world by responding to the ideas of others.
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List price: $40.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Topical Clusters
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Introduction: Becoming A Critical Reader
Family and Memory
Poetry: Linda Hogan, "Heritage"
Poetry: Robert Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays"
"My Grandmother's Dumpling"
"Once More to the Lake"
"No Name Woman"
"Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self"
"Sixty-Nine Cents"
"The Storyteller"
Issues in Education
"The Sanctuary of School"
"School Is Bad for Children"
"The Good Immigrant Student"
"School's Out"
"Should the Obama Generation Drop Out?"
"Is College Worth the Money?"
"For More Balance on Campuses"
Fiction: Edward P. Jones, "The First Day"
Focus: How Much Do a College's Facilities Really Matter?
"In Iowa, 2 Colleges Separated by 150 Miles and $1.37 Billion: Grinnell College"
"In Iowa, 2 Colleges Separated by 150 Miles and $1.37 Billion: Clarke College"
Photo Essay, from The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Politics of Language
Poetry;"Baca Grande"
"Mother Tongue"
"Learning to Read and Write"
"Sexism in English: Embodiment and Language"
"The Loaded Language of Science"
"The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society"
"Politics and the English Language"
Focus: Is Texting Destroying the English Language?
"I h8 txt msgs: How Texting Is Wrecking Our Language"
"2b or not 2b?"
"Thumbspeak: Is Texting Here to Stay?"
Media and Society
"Television: The Plug-In Drug"
"Reality TV: A Dearth of Talent and the Death of Morality"
"The Revolution Will Be Televised"
"Eminem Is Right"
Editors of the Rocky Mountain News, "Goodbye, Colorado"
"News You Can Endow"
"The Universe of Meaning"
Poetry: "Dear John Wayne"
Focus: Does Social Networking Connect Us or Keep Us Apart?
"The Fakebook Generation"
"What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace"
"To Twitter or Not to Twitter?"
"Does Social Networking Really Connect You to Humanity?"
"Social Networking: Crossing Digital Divide Can Pay Dividends"
Gender and Identit
Poetry: "Barbie Doll"
Poetry: "Rite of Passage"
"Gardenland, Sacramento, California"
"The M/F Boxes"
"Why I Want a Wife"
"Stay-at-Home Dads"
"Man Bashing: Trivial Pursuit or a Truth with Consequences?"
"Without Apology: Girls, Women, and the Desire to Fight"
"Marked Women"
Focus: Who Has It Harder, Girls or Boys?
"What Is the Triple Bind?"
"The War Against Boys"
"Men Are from Earth, and So Are Women: It's Faulty Research That Sets Them Apart"
The American Dream
Poetry: Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"
"What Sacagawea Means to Me (and Perhaps to You)"
"The Library Card"
"Becoming American"
"The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria"
"Coming into the Country"
"Just Walk On By"
"On Dumpster Diving"
"Where Evil Dwells: Reflections on the Columbine School Massacre"
Focus: What Is the American Dream?
The Declaration of Independence
The Gettysburg Address
Inaugural Address
"I Have a Dream"
"Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions"
Why We Work
"Why We Work"
"One Last Time"
"Professions for Women"
"The Second Shift"
"Behind the Counter"
"Selling in Minnesota"
"Don't Blame Wal-Mart"
"Delusions of Grandeur"
Fiction: John Updike, "A & P"
Focus: Is Outsourcing Bad for America?
"Let Someone Else Do It: The Impulse Behind Everything"
"Missed Target: Is Outsourcing Really so Bad?"
"Fair Exchange: Who Benefits from Outsourcing?"
Saving the Planet
from "Through the Stories We Hear Who We Are"
"The American Forests"
"Being Kind to the Land"
"The Obligation to Endure"
"Fateful Voice of a Generation Still Drowns Out Real Science"
"The Conquest of Garbage"
"Built to Last"
Fiction: Steven Millhauser, "The Invasion from Outer Space"
Focus: How Can We Create a More Sustainable Environment?
"The Challenge to Environmentalism"
"Green, Greener, Greenest"
"Why Bother?"
Religion in America
"New Superstitions for Old"
"Our Faith in Science"
"Among the Believers"
"Kicking the Secularist Habit"
"Turning Faith into Elevator Music"
"Muslim in America"
"Earthly Empires"
"I Believe in an America Where the Separation of Church and State Is Absolute"
Fiction: Raymond Carver, "Cathedral"
Focus: Is There Intelligent Design in Nature?
"Finding Design in Nature"
"Why Intelligent Design Isn't"
"Finding Darwin's God"
Making Choices
Poetry: Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
Poetry: Linda Pastan, "Ethics"
"Shooting an Elephant"
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
"Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against 'Aid' That Harms"
"Dog Lab"
"The Perils of Obedience"
Commencement Speech
"And Then They Came for Me"
Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Index of Authors and Titles
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