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Challenging Perspectives Reading Critically about Ethics and Values

ISBN-10: 0618215034

ISBN-13: 9780618215034

Edition: 2005

Authors: Deborah Holdstein

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A mainstream thematic reader for first-year composition courses, this compilation is distinctive from other major readers in that it places a significant emphasis on the role of ethical perspectives in examining themes in non-fiction and literary works. Challenging Perspectives encourages students to grapple with their own views of the world as they are challenged by moral and ethical issues suggested by or directly discussed in a particular selection. Comprised of over 80 non-fiction essays, short stories, poems, and images, the reader's numerous argumentative and persuasive pieces make it a rigorous and substantial anthology ideally suited to composition courses centering on argumentative writing. Supporting discussion questions and writing assignments coach students in arguing an effective point of view. Students gain a solid foundation in constructive questioning and analysis, giving them the confidence to take on complex issues that come up in reading and in daily life. Visual literacy is explored in each thematic section. A supporting photograph, work of art, or web site shot promotes discussion, analysis, and writing that guide students toward critically "reading" visual and online texts. A cross-disciplinary anthology balances classic works with more diverse, contemporary essays that represent a variety of academic disciplines.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Preface: Questioning the Assumptions Behind this Book--It's
Not About ""I"" Becoming Myself
What Kind of Person
Do I Want to Be?
""Ethics"" (poem)
""The Blue Hotel"" (short fiction)
""When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision"" (essay)
""Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor"" (essay)
""A Mistaken Charity"" (short fiction)
""Shooting an Elephant"" (essay)
""Everyday Use"" (