Citizenship Now (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

Citizenship Now (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

by Jon Ford, Marjorie Ford
     
 

The editors (from the College of Alameda and Stanford U.) intend this collection of thirty recent essays to serve as a text in a college writing class. The essays address questions of citizenship in the United States, focusing on issues of diversity, education, civil liberties, the media, and civic responsibility. Among the authors represented are actress Barbara… See more details below

Overview

The editors (from the College of Alameda and Stanford U.) intend this collection of thirty recent essays to serve as a text in a college writing class. The essays address questions of citizenship in the United States, focusing on issues of diversity, education, civil liberties, the media, and civic responsibility. Among the authors represented are actress Barbara Streisand, media activist David Barsamian, former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, cultural theorist bell hooks, and Harper's Magazine publisher Lewis Lapham. The editors also include questions to encourage critical reading, "Ideas for Writing" questions, and advice on further pursuing the themes elaborated. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321117670
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
09/23/2003
Series:
Longman Topics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
643,053
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

1. Citizenship and Diversity

Lewis Lapham, “Who and What Is American.”

Anna Quindlen, “ A Quilt of a Country: Out of Many, One.”

Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream.”

Linda Chavez, “Hispanics and the American Dream.”

Robert D. King, “Should English Be the Law.”

Andrew Pham, “Viet Kieu.”

2. Education and Citizenship

Linda Darling-Hammond, “Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education.”

bell hooks, “Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education.”

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., “The Common School and The Common Good.”

Deborah Meier, “Educating a Democracy.”

Robert Coles, “Community Service.”

3. Citizenship and Civil Liberties

Alan Dershowitz, “Rights as a Check on Democracy.”

Charles R. Lawrence III, “On Racist Speech.”

Sallie Tisdale, “The Myth of Social Consensus.”

Amitai Etzioni, “Less Privacy Is Good for Us (and You).”

Richard A. Posner, “Security versus Civil Liberties

Nadine Strossen, “Protecting Dr. King's Legacy: Justice and Liberty in the Wake of September 11th.”

4. The Media and the Citizen

Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson, “Pictures in Our Heads.”

Patricia Williams, “Hate Radio.”

Cathleen A. Cleaver, “The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger.”

Jeffrey Scheuer, “Media, Literacy, and Democratic Citizenship.”

David Barsamian, “"Independent Media Alternatives.”

Howard Rheingold, “Rethinking Virtual Communities.”

5. The Public Citizen.

Cornel West, “The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society.”

Charles Derber, “Civic Responsibility.”

Barbra Streisand, “The Artist as Citizen.”

Cleve Jones and Jeff Dawson, “A Vision of the Quilt.”

Suzanne Pharr, “A Match Made in Heaven.”

Lani Guinier, “The Tyranny of the Majority.”

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >