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This cross-disciplinary reader gives students the opportunity to read and write about significant issues across the arts and sciences and to explore how knowledge is constructed and communicated. Thirty-eight contemporary essays are preceded by introductory chapters on writing and reading and are followed by assignment sequences that juxtapose three or more essays with a central theme. The Second Edition of Making Sense presents works by well-known authors such as Annie Dillard, Gloria AnzaldÃºa, bell hooks, Lawrence Lessig, Ralph Ellison, and Nancy Sommers, as well as selections by lesser-known writers from a variety of fields. While the essays are arranged in alphabetical order, the text also offers alternative thematic and disciplinary tables of contents.
I. Making Sense 1. Making Sense through Reading 2. Making Sense through Writing II. Essays Dorothy Allison, "This is Our World" Gloria AnzaldÃºa, "Chicana Artists: Exploring Nepantla, el Lugar de la Frontera" Sven Birkerts, "The Owl Has Flown" Julie Charlip, "A Real Class Act: Searching for Identity in the Classless Society" Scott DeVeaux, "Progress and the Bean" Annie Dillard, "Seeing" Julie English Early, "The Spectacle of Science and Self" Ralph Ellison, "The Little Man at Chehaw Station" Stuart Ewen, "The Marriage Between Art and Commerce" Richard Florida, "The Transformation of Everyday Life" Arlie Russell Hochschild, "From the Frying Pan into the Fire" bell hooks, "keeping close to home: class and education" Zita Ingham, "Landscape, Drama, and Dissensus: The Rhetorical Education of Red Lodge, Montana" Michio Kaku, "Second Thoughts: The Genetics of a Brave New World?" Thomas Kuhn, "The Historical Structure of Scientific Discovery" Christopher Lasch, "The Lost Art of Argument" Lawrence Lessig, "Introduction" to Free Culture Emily Martin et al., "Scientific Literacy, What It Is, Why It's Important, and Why Scientists Think We Don't Have It" Scott McCloud, "Setting the Record Straight" Erin McGraw, "Bad Eyes" Barbara Mellix, "From Outside, In" Walter Mosley, "For Authors, Fragile Ideas Need Loving Every Day" Walker Percy, "The Loss of the Creature" Richard Rodriguez, "'Blaxicans' and Other Reinvented Americans" Witold Rybczynski, "Designs for Escape" Rebecca Solnit, "Aerobic Sisyphus and the Suburbanized Psyche" Nancy Sommers, "I Stand Here Writing" Susan Sontag, "In Plato's Cave" Marita Sturken, "The Wall, the Screen, and the Image: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial" Jane Tompkins, "At the Buffalo Bill Museum, June 1988" Christopher P. Toumey, From "Science in an Old Testament Style" Haunani-Kay Trask, "From a Native Daughter" Yi-Fu Tuan, "Earth: Nature and Culture" Sherry Turkle, From "The Triumph of Tinkering" Susan Willis, "Disney World: Public Use/Private State" Jeanette Winterson, "Imagination and Reality" III. Assignment Sequences 1. Challenging the Inertia of Old Ideas (Toumey, Percy, Lessig, Hochschild) 2. Seeing and Knowing (Percy, Winterson, Dillard) 3. Reading Art and Culture (Tompkins, AnzaldÃºa, Birkerts, Ewen) 4. Using Oneself as a Source (Rodriguez, McGraw, Allison, Sommers) 5. Contradictions in Class and Classroom (hooks, Charlip, Ellison) 6. History and Memory (Trask, Tompkins, Sturken) 7. Democracy and Debate (Lasch, Ingham, Hochschild) 8. Imagination, Possibility, and Control (Winterson, Mosley, Willis, Toumey) 9. Escapes (Tuan, Rybczynski, Solnit) 10. Fragility and Fruition (DeVeaux, Mosley, and McCloud) 11. Self-Reflection and Making Sense (Tompkins, hooks, Mellix) 12. Technology and Change (Sontag, Turkle, Kuhn, Lessig) 13. Parts and Wholes (Lasch, AnzaldÃºa, Rodriguez) 14. Writing on Writing (Sommers, Mellix, Early) 15. The Art of "Reality" (Winterson, Sturken, Kaku, Allison) 16. The Arts and Sciences (Toumey, Kuhn, Winterson, Ellison) 17. Technology and Understanding (Sontag, Lasch, Turkle) 18. Images and Words (Hochschild, Florida, Tuan, Charlip) 19. Applying Arguments and Concepts (Ewen, Willis, Percy) 20. "Progress" in Art and Technology (DeVeaux, Ewen, Birkerts) 21. Rhetorical Education (Ingham, Burke, Martin et al.) 22. What Is Scientific Literacy? (Martin et al., Toumey, Kaku) 23. Visual Literacy (Sontag, McGraw, McCloud) 24. The Ways that Thinking Happens (Birkerts, Turkle, Solnit) 25. Status, Self, and Authority (AnzaldÃºa, Trask, Early) Appendices Making Sense through Research Writing in the Disciplines
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