Multitude: Cross-Cultural Readings for Writers / Edition 2

Multitude: Cross-Cultural Readings for Writers / Edition 2

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
     
 

ISBN-10: 007017086X

ISBN-13: 9780070170865

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Known for its upbeat approach, MULTITUDE brings together a diverse spectrum of voices and issues that reflect our society. This anthology is divided into 10 broad themes and provides a variety of perspectives on the ways people connect across boundaries of ethnicity, class, gender, age, and geography. The 84 readings include essays, student essays, fiction,

…  See more details below

Overview

Known for its upbeat approach, MULTITUDE brings together a diverse spectrum of voices and issues that reflect our society. This anthology is divided into 10 broad themes and provides a variety of perspectives on the ways people connect across boundaries of ethnicity, class, gender, age, and geography. The 84 readings include essays, student essays, fiction, poetry, letters, and journals and includes a diversity of lengths and difficulty. The second edition features 40% new selections and more writing activities and assignments that incorporate collaboration and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070170865
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

List of Selections by Rhetorical Mode
Preface
1The Time When There Were No People on the Earth Plain: Bering Strait Eskimo Creation Myth4
2On Love, from "Symposium"8
3Genesis, Chapters 1, 2, and 3: The Creation and the Fall: From the King James Version of the Bible13
4Letter Describing the Results of His First Voyage19
5The Promised Land25
6America Singing: An Address to the Newly Arrived Peoples30
7My Early Years41
8Chronicle (poem)49
9Born Without Light: The Effect of Slavery on African American Children52
10Families62
11Variations on a Theme67
12Finding A Wife75
13Pom's Engagement79
14TV Families87
15Teenagers in Crisis97
16Mothers, Sons and the Gangs107
17Beyond Manzanar117
18Nani (poem)128
19A New Breed of Fathers131
20Shopping and Other Spiritual Adventures in America Today140
21No Name Woman144
22Social Time: The Heartbeat of Culture154
23The Last of the Kiowas160
24America's Emerging Gay Culture166
25Amish Economics176
26An Indian Family in New York185
27The Japanese Syndrome192
28American Space, Chinese Place200
29El Hoyo203
30The Perfect House206
31Cultural Shock in Reverse211
32Gay Freedom Day Parade, San Francisco216
33Heaven (poem)227
34Home230
35School Days of an Indian Girl238
36Getting Tough246
37Shame255
38By Any Other Name260
39Footsteps of My Life266
40Barba Nikos274
41I Ask My Mother to Sing (poem)279
42Discovery281
43Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments289
44Twice an Outsider: On Being Jewish and a Woman293
45Unfair Game301
46Distancing the Homeless305
47In Response to Executive Order 9066 (poem)316
48Miami: The Cuban Presence318
49Hair327
50The Economics of Hate330
51Linguistic Factors in Prejudice340
52Mommy, What Does "Nigger" Mean?350
53Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood354
54Viva Bilingualism371
55Ethics and the Language of AIDS376
56Breaking Silence (poem)387
57Language and Literature from a Pueblo Perspective391
58Silence Is a Loud, Loud Language401
59Where I Come From Is Like This410
60The Men We Carry in Our Minds417
61Manufactured Images: How Women Appear in Advertising422
62Love and Sex in the Life of the Arab430
63Graduation448
64Shooting an Elephant458
65Why They Hated Us: A Study of the Nature of British Imperialism465
66Football Red and Baseball Green474
67Can TV Help Save Black Youth?481
68Sin, Suffer and Repent486
69Eight Ways of Looking at an Amusement Park493
70An Often Long Journey: An Interview with Joy Harjo508
71"Cinderella": A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts514
72"Cinderella": A Tale That Promotes Sexist Values521
73The Cult of Ethnicity, Good or Bad528
74Communication in a Global Village532
75Minor Accidents542
76On Friendship551
77Thriving as an Outsider, Even an Outcast, in Smalltown America556
78The Real Lesson of L.A.564
79Typical570
80Mostly Scared: Handling Prejudice in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings574
81Crossing Bridges577
Glossary583
Index of Authors and Titles585

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >