Fields of Reading: Motives for Writing / Edition 9

Fields of Reading: Motives for Writing / Edition 9

by Nancy R. Comley, David Hamilton, Carl H. Klaus, Robert Scholes
     
 

Fields of Reading draws on the major divisions of the curriculum — arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences — to offer well-crafted and high-quality writing from these fields. Chosen with the rhetorical purposes of composition in mind by editors who are all distinguished teachers and writers, the selections progress from individual

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Fields of Reading draws on the major divisions of the curriculum — arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences — to offer well-crafted and high-quality writing from these fields. Chosen with the rhetorical purposes of composition in mind by editors who are all distinguished teachers and writers, the selections progress from individual essays to paired texts to casebooks that contain multiple readings on engaging topics and compelling issues. Even more than its predecessors, the new edition emphasizes the cross-curricular reading, thinking, and writing expected in college as it exposes students to key cultural conversations that involve major voices in contemporary intellectual life. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for Fields of Reading, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312553746
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
11/18/2009
Edition description:
Ninth Edition
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Thematic Contents
Introduction
    From Reading to Writing: The Conversation
    Writing and Thinking: The Rhetorical Modes
    Writing and Thinking: The Process
    Reading to Write
    Exploratory Writing
    Drafting
    Revising
    Editing
    Your Process
    Writing Across the Curriculum
    Reflecting, Reporting, Explaining, Arguing:
     The Motives Explained
 
 
Part One: Arts and Humanities
 
Lucy Grealy, Mirrors (Reflecting)
Frederick Douglass, Learning to Read and Write (Reflecting)
*Junot Díaz, Homecoming with Turtle (Reflecting)
Amanda Coyne, The Long Goodbye: Mother’s Day in
  a Federal Prison (Reporting)
Christina Boufis, Teaching Literature at the County
  Jail (Reporting)
Jan Harold Brunvand, Urban Legends: "The Boyfriend’s
  Death" (Explaining)
Steven Johnson, Watching TV Makes You Smarter (Arguing)
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (Arguing)
James Baldwin, If Black English Isn’t a Language,
  Then Tell Me, What Is? (Arguing)
 
Paired Readings: On Descriptive Writing
    Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook (Explaining)
    *Patricia Hampl, The Dark Art of Description (Reflecting)
 
Paired Readings: On Bilingualism
    *Gloria Anzaldúa, How to Tame a Wild Tongue (Arguing)
    Amy Tan, Mother Tongue (Reflecting)
 
Paired Readings: On Religious Belief
    *Marjane Satrapi, The Veil (Reporting)
    *Paul Bloom, Is God an Accident? (Arguing)
 
 
Part Two: Social Sciences and Public Affairs
 
Phyllis Rose, Tools of Torture: An Essay on
  Beauty and Pain (Reflecting)
*Andrew Sullivan, What’s So Bad about Hate? (Reflecting)
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not)
  Getting By in America (Reporting)
Zoë Tracy Hardy, What Did You Do in the War,
  Grandma? A Flashback to August, 1945 (Reporting)
*Olivia Judson, The Selfless Gene (Explaining)
Barbara Tuchman, "This Is the End of the World":
  The Black Death (documented essay) (Explaining)
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of
  Independence (Arguing)
Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal (Arguing)
*Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others (Arguing)
 
Paired Readings: On Animal-Human Conflicts
    George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant (Reflecting)
    *Charles Siebert, An Elephant Crackup (Reporting)
 
Paired Readings: On Race Relations
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from
      Birmingham Jail (Arguing)
    *Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union (Reflecting)
 
Paired Readings: On the Reality of War
    John Berger, Hiroshima (Reporting)
    *Various Authors, Soldiers’ Stories (Reflecting)
 
 
Part Three: Sciences
 
*Lewis Thomas, The Corner of the Eye (Reflecting)
*Melanie Thernstrom, My Pain, My Brain (Reflecting)
Roy C. Selby, Jr., A Delicate Operation (Reporting)
Jamie Shreeve, The Other Stem-Cell Debate (Reporting)
Bruno Bettelheim, Joey: A "Mechanical Boy" (Reporting)
*Greg Easterbrook, The Sky Is Falling (Explaining)
*Jonah Lehrer, Eureka Hunt (Explaining)
*Atul Gawande, The Checklist (Arguing)
*Steven Pinker, The Moral Instinct (Arguing)
 
Paired Readings: On Suffering
    Richard Selzer, A Mask on the Face of Death (Reporting)
    Abraham Verghese, Close Encounters of the 
      Human Kind (Reflecting)
 
Paired Readings: On Natural Phenomena
    Diane Ackerman, Why Leaves Turn Color in
      the Fall (Explaining)
    James Jeans, Why the Sky is Blue (Explaining)
 
Paired Readings: On Sexual Reproduction
    *Michael Pollan, Corn Sex (Explaining)
    Emily Martin, The Egg and the Sperm: How
      Science Has Constructed a Romance Based
      on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles (Arguing)
 
 
Part Four: Casebooks
 
Virtual Experience: Life Online
    *Andrew Sullivan, Why I Blog (Reflecting)
    *Clive Thompson, I’m So Totally, Digitally, Close
      to You: The Brave New World of Digital
      Intimacy (Reporting)
    *Marshall Poe, The Hive (Explaining)
    *Anthony Grafton, Future Reading (Arguing)
    *Nicholas Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid? (Arguing)
    *Guillermo Gómez-Peña, The Virtual Barrio @
      the Other Frontier (Arguing)
 
The Classroom: Ideals, Obstacles, Solutions
    *Mike Rose, I Just Wanna be Average (Reflecting)
    *Emily Bazelon, The Next Kind of Integration (Reporting)
    *Elizabeth Weil, Teaching to the Testosterone: The
      Gender Wars Go to School (Reporting)
    Theodore Sizer, What High School Is (Explaining)
    Garret Keizer, Why We Hate Teachers (Arguing)
    *Matt Miller, First, Kill All the School Boards (Arguing)
 
The Visual World: Sight and Insight
    *Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures (Reflecting)
    *Rita Carter, The Stream of Illusion (Reporting)
    Plato, The Cave (Explaining)
    Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for
      a Hat (Explaining)
    *Scott McCloud, Setting the Record Straight (Arguing)
    *John Berger, Ways of Seeing (Arguing)
 
Grey Matter: The Brain and the Self
    *Jill Bolte Taylor, Morning of the Stroke (Reflecting)
    *Patricia Hampl, Memory and Imagination (Reflecting)
    *V.S. Ramachandran, The Woman Who Died
      Laughing (Reporting)
    *Daniel Schacter, Of Time and Autobiography (Explaining)
    *Shannon Moffett, Watching the Brain (Explaining)
    Stephen Jay Gould, Women’s Brains (Arguing)
 
*Appendix A: Using Research
 
* new to this edition

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