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Now you can provide your freshman students with a collection of recently published essays from well-known publications on topics they are sure to find compelling. HERE AND NOW features 55 essays organized thematically around such provocative topics as reconsituted families,generational differences,career options,ethnic and gender identity,political correctness,entertainment,and other issues that define today's campus life,American culture,and global society. What's more,all these articles were published in ...
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Now you can provide your freshman students with a collection of recently published essays from well-known publications on topics they are sure to find compelling. HERE AND NOW features 55 essays organized thematically around such provocative topics as reconsituted families,generational differences,career options,ethnic and gender identity,political correctness,entertainment,and other issues that define today's campus life,American culture,and global society. What's more,all these articles were published in respected publications like Time,Esquire,Working Woman,Harper's Magazine,Sports Illustrated,The New Yorker,and Essence—none earlier than 1993! If,like most freshman,your students are curious and opinioned,eager to deal critically with social realities,then this is the collection for your class.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070443723
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

To the Student: Reading, Discussing, and Writing Essays
CHAPTER 1: GENERATIONS AT THE CROSSROADS
Nicholas Zill and John Robinson: "The Generation X Difference"
Arthur Levine: "The Making of a Generation"
Peggy Noonan: "The D-Day Generation"
Dahlia Aguilar: "Boom or Bust?"
Barbara Kingsolver: "Stone Soup"
CHAPTER 2: CYBER-NATION
Bill Gates: "The State of Cyberspace"
Peter McGrath: "The Web: Infotopia or Marketplace?"
Randall Rothenberg: "Life in Cyburbia"
Brian Hayes: "Debugging Myself"
Deborah Tannen: "Gender Gap in Cyberspace"
CHAPTER 3: PAY SCALES
Barbara Anderman: "Why Can’t I Find a Full-Time Job?"
Herbert J. Gans: "Fitting the Poor into the Economy"
Lester Thurow: "Why Their World Might Crumble"
Sunnel Ratan: "Generational Tension in the Office"
Andrea Gabor: "Married, With Househusband"
CHAPTER 4: THE DATING GAME
Susan Shirachi, "California’s Dating Hell"
Trip Gabriel, "Pack Dating: For a Good Time, Call a Crowd"
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