Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context / Edition 1

Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context / Edition 1

by Ann Watters
     
 

Integrating text, images, and internet resources, this book is designed to help its users learn to read and write in a global context, and to understand that both specific environments and universal principles contribute to communication. It also demonstrates that increasing intercultural and international connections require efforts to understand each other.

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Overview

Integrating text, images, and internet resources, this book is designed to help its users learn to read and write in a global context, and to understand that both specific environments and universal principles contribute to communication. It also demonstrates that increasing intercultural and international connections require efforts to understand each other. Readers will benefit from acknowledging their perspective and from attempting to step back and view America and other cultures from different ones. KEY TOPICS Specific chapters discuss popular culture topics and present relevant, serious selections on intercultural conflict, health and environment, and more.

For a comprehensive understanding and view of the many issues and perspectives of global communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130487629
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.09(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Reading Across International Cultures.

Learning through Writing and the Writing Process.

Service Learning and Community Writing.

Collaborations.

Introduction to the Readings: Themes, Selections, and Assignments.

2. America: Perceptions at Home and Abroad.

Benjamin Franklin, Join, or Die.

Jacob Needleman, Our America.

Margaret Bourke White, There's No Way like the American Way.

Images of America in Wartime: World War I and II.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Ronald Takaki, The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority.

Michael Kioni Dudley and Keoni Kealoha Agard, The Native Hawaiian Today.

Gloria Anzaldua, To Live in the Borderlands Means You.

Dinesh D'Souza, In Praise of American Empire.

The Economist, America's World.

Pascal Boniface, Reflections on America as a World Power: A European View.

3. Crossing Cultures.

Two Views: Women and Veils.

Aung San Suu Kyi, My Country and My People.

Deborah Tannen, Listening to Other Cultures.

Danna Harman, In Kabary, the Point is to Avoid the Point.

Daniel Pearl, Rock Rolls Once More in Iran.

Islam Online, Fatwas: “McDonald’s and Barbie Dolls."

Sarala Nagala, “Om” Hinduism in American Pop Culture: Global Strategy or Sacrilegious Mistake?

Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Cultural Relativism and Universal Rights.

Lucian Pye, “Asian Values”: From Dynamos to Dominoes?

Vietnam Tourism.

4. Issues in Globalism.

Sally Wiener Grotta, Samburu Warrior.

Randy Charles Epping, What is Globalization?.

Pico Iyer, The Global Village Finally Arrives.

Kofi Annan, The Politics of Globalization.

Greg Campbell, Blood Diamonds.

Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, Women's Weaving Project.

Phillip Schloter, Racism and the Internet: The Need for Global Consensus.

Samuel Huntington, The Class of Civilizations?

Edward Said, The Clash of Ignorance.

Websites: World Trade Organization and Global Trade Watch.

5. Women and Society.

Keep within Compass.

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait Between the Borderline of Mexico and the United States (1932) and Self-Portrait with Cropped-Hair.

Simone de Beauvoir, Woman as Others.

Estelle B. Freedman, Gender and Power.

Yuko Ogasawara, Office Ladies and the Freedom of the Discriminated.

Arlie Russell Hochschild and Barbara Ehrenreich, Global Woman.

Eavan Boland, Outside History from Object Lessons.

Amartya Sen, Population and Gender Equity.

6. One World: Health and the Environment.

World Health Organization, SARS: A Global Threat, a Global Response.

Hope Chigudu , How African Women are Coping with the HIV/AIDS Crisis.

William F. Schulz, Only a Plane Ride Away: Public Health and Human Rights.

Tejaswini More, Drinking Poison: The Lesson of Bhopal.

Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure.

Derrick Z. Jackson, The Ugly Guzzlers.

Warwick McKibbin and Peter Wilcoxen, The Next Step for U.S. Climate Change Policy.

Pam Mayfield, U.S. Forest Conservation May Increase Deforestation Elsewhere.

NASA, Deforestation.

7. Conflict: Images of the Other.

Sam Keen, Apparitions of the Hostile Imagination.

Mark Twain, The War Prayer (1904-1905).

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor Address.

Images of the other: Carousing American and Warning! Our Homes are in Danger Now!

Dmitry Litvinovich, Russia and USA: Friends or Enemies?

Mortimer Zuckerman, A Shameful Contagion.

Islamlic Postcard, 2002. Jay S. Hoar, Callow, Brave, and True: A Gospel of Civil War Youth.

Kathleen Lacamera, Living with Terrorism: Northern Ireland Shares Lessons.

8. A Post-9/11 World.

Natalie Angier, Of Altruism, Heroism, and Nature's Gifts in the Face of Terror.

George W. Bush, Address to Joint Session of Congress, September 20, 2001.

Osama bin Laden, Statement, October 7, 2001.

Editorial Cartoons: Post-9/11.

Thomas L. Friedman, The Real War.

Salman Rushdie, Yes, This Is About Islam.

Ghassan Khatib, Unsolved Palestinian Problem Remains a Magnet.

Craig Frazer, Fake Explosives and Saddam Statue America: Open for Business.

Appendix: Precedents and Traditions.

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