Citizenship Now (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

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Citizenship Now examines the meaning of citizenship in our changing society and encourages participation in revitalizing our communities.

This brief collection of readings focuses on the crucial role of the citizen in the democratic process. Thought-provoking selections ask readers to think about timely and relevant issues: civil liberties vs. increased national security; consumerist values and environmental responsibility; immigration and the need for educational reform. Divided into five chapters, each features six or seven essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps individuals write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about their roles as citizens.

Individuals interested in reading selections designed to encourage active citizenship in today's changing society. Ford_Ford Citizenship_Now SMP.doc Page 1 of 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321117670
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 9/23/2003
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 673,490
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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.”

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