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Designed to offer an appealing anthology where there is an increased general interest in connections between and among cultures, Across Cultures, Fifth Edition strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures. The book provides an extensive sampling of and advocates acceptance of a diversity of voices, while suggesting ways to probe the correspondences, interrelationships, and mutual benefits of that diversity. The selections cover an even greater variety of cultural facets than the table of contents indicates. For example, the readings in "Work," the subject of Chapter 4, lead students to consider related subjects such as affirmative action, immigration, cultural displacement, family narratives, and definitions of success. Throughout the text, readers are encouraged to draw connections between and among readings through "Correspondence" questions that accompany each selection, thus developing their critical thinking skills. For those interested in developing their critical thinking, reading and writing skills, while learning about cultural diversity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321475299
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 7/16/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents.

Preface for the Teacher.

Preface for the Student.

1. Family and Community.

Luke 10: 29 - 37,The Good Samaritan.

Dana Wehle, We Kissed the Tomato and Then the Sky.

Steven Tenich, Focusing on Friends.

Maxine Hong Kingston, -from White Tigers.

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue.

Mahwash Shoaib, Treasures.

Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Two Lives.

Jeremy Seabrook, Family Values.

Audre Lorde, The Fourth of July.

Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat, For My Indian Daughter.

Dana Wehle, Noah.

Emma Wunsch, Learning to Fly.

Bell Hooks, Talking Back.

Susan G. Madera, One Voice.

2. Gender Issues.

Chinese Folktales, Women.

Greek Legend, Apollo and Daphne.

Paul Theroux, The Male Myth.

Rose del Castillo Guibault, Americanization Is Tough on “Macho” .

Jerry Rockwood, Life Intrudes.

Deborah Tannen, Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?

Bruce Weber, The Unromantic Generation.

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Women and the Future of Fatherhood.

Dorsett Bennett, I, Too, Am a Good Parent.

Dennis Altman, Why Are Gay Men So Feared?

Anna Quindlen, Gay.

3: Education.

Crow Legend, The Creation of the Crow World.

James Baldwin, If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?

Chang-Rae Lee, Mute in an English Only World.

Jose Torres, A Letter to a Child Like Me.

Roland Jorif, Thinking.

Tom Montgomery-Fate, The Rain Makes the Roof Sing.

Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson.

Doris Viloria, The Mistress of MakeBelieve.

Isabel L. Pipolo, Learning to Teach.
Literary Narratives.

Paule Marshall, -from Poets in the Kitchen.

Vincent Cremona, My Pen Writes in Blue and White.

4. Work.

Genesis 3: 1-9, The Fall.

Chief Smohalla as told by Herbert J. Spinden, My Young Men Shall Never Work.

Mario Puzu, Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen.

Alfred Lubrano, Bricklayer's Boy.

Tomoyuki Iwashita, Why I Quit the Company.

Michael Kingsley, Email Culture.

Barbara Brant, Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours.

R.K. Narayan, Forty-five a Month.

Lalita Gandbhir, Free and Equal.

Micheal Gnolfo, A View of Affirmative Action in the Workplace.

5. Traditions.

African Legend, In the Beginning: Bantu Creation Story.

Quiché—Mayan Legend.

Quiché—Mayan Creation Story.

Native American Myth, The Algonquin Cinderella.

Toni Morrison, Cinderella's Stepsisters.

N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain.

Yael Yarami, Seven Days of Mourning.

Salman Rushdie, -from Imaginary Homelands.

Shirley Jackson, The Lottery.

Mark Fineman, Stone-Throwing in India: An Annual Bash.

6. Cultural Encounters.

Senegalese Myth, The Falsehood of Truth.

Jewish Folktale as told by Moses Gaster, The Wise Rogue.

Jay Ford, 20/20 Hindsight.

Jim Fuscilli, Becoming an American, by Degrees.

Richard Rodriguez, Does America Still Exist.

Garrett Hongo, Fraternity.

Taneisha Grant, To Speak Patios.

Linda Stanley, Passion and the Dream.

Brent Sstaples, Black Men and Public Spaces.

Michael T. Kaufman, Of My Friend Hector and My Achilles' Heel.

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Silent Dancing.
Literary Narratives.

Gloria Naylor, What's in a Name?

Kenneth Woo, Kongish.

7. Choices.

Swahili Folktale, The Wise Daughter.

Amanda Stellman, Flowers.

Panos Ionnides, Gregory.

Dana Wehle, The Impossible became No Longer Unthinkable.

Joseph Steffan, Honor Bound.

Pete Hamill, Winning Isn't Everything.

Richard Rodriguez, To the Border.

Marcus Mabry, Living in Two World.

Ramon “Tianguis” Perez, The Fender-Bender.

Scott Russell Sanders, Homeplace.

8. Popular Culture.

Anne Norton, The Signs of Shopping.

Kathleen Carlin, You Are What You Wear.

Robyn Meredith, Big Mall's Curfew Raises Questions of Rights and Bias.

Sylvester Monroe, Hollywood: The Dark Side.

Benjamin DeMott, Class Struggle in Hollywood.

Emma Wunsch, Closer to Fine: My Parent's Music and Mine.

Jay Ford, What Is Hip-Hop?

Emily Hegarty, Really Cool: Authenticity, Identity, and Popular Music.

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies.

Rhetorical And Cultural Glossary.

Geographical Index.

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