California Dreams and Realities: Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers

California Dreams and Realities: Readings for Critical Thinkers and Writers

by Jack Solomon
     
 
California has long been a bellwether state -- a place where crucial trends that eventually spread throughout the U.S. first take root. Its national and international influence is driven by one of the largest economies in the world, by its extraordinary technological and cultural innovations, and by a disproportionately affluent and activist population larger than

Overview

California has long been a bellwether state -- a place where crucial trends that eventually spread throughout the U.S. first take root. Its national and international influence is driven by one of the largest economies in the world, by its extraordinary technological and cultural innovations, and by a disproportionately affluent and activist population larger than that of entire countries. In short, the issues of California are the issues that are likely to have an impact on the rest of America, and college students in California are well served by studying, thinking, and writing about their home state in their composition courses. California Dreams and Realities is the one composition reader that allows students to do just that.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312114954
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

The coeditors are successful textbook authors who, between them, have over forty years of teaching experience in the California college classroom. SONIA MAASIK, a lecturer in the UCLA Writing Program, has taught writing from developmental to advanced levels. JACK SOLOMON, a professor of English at California State University, Northridge, teaches literature and critical theory and is often interviewed by the California media for analysis of current events and trends in the state. The two together also have published Signs of Life in the U.S.A.: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers, Fourth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003).

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