The New World Reader / Edition 4

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With compelling selections by some of the world's most respected and critically acclaimed writers, THE NEW WORLD READER encourages exploration of the significant global challenges of the 21st century. Students gain a deeper understanding of the topics that affect their lives, such as the challenges and consequences of globalization, global warming, bilingual education, and redefined gender roles. Challenged by such notable contemporary thinkers and writers as Andrew Lam, Ishmael Reed, Moises Naim, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anna Quindlen, Thomas L. Friedman, Octavio Paz, Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Jane Goodall, students develop their reading and critical-thinking skills. A consistent pedagogical apparatus includes brief chapter introductions, author headnotes, and pre-reading questions that offer students a preview of the central theme in each section. Exercise sets follow each essay, providing for deeper writing, reading, and discussion opportunities.

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"It is a wonderful text for developmental writers on globalization and its effects on culture, language, identity, and society."

"This text is very topical and balanced. Any teacher can find something in it to engage students' interest."

"Not only did I adopt this text last year, I continue to use it this year, despite my previous policy of changing textbooks each year. Since teaching Composition II online for the last 12 years, this is the first text I've used for more than two terms in a row."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133310327
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 149,331
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert H. Muller is a Professor Emeritus of English at LaGuardia Community College and the author of several college textbooks as well as scholarly books on William Cullen Bryant and Flannery O'Connor.

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Table of Contents

1. THINKING, READING, AND WRITING ABOUT THE NEW GLOBAL ERA. Critical Thinking. Thinking About an Essay: Nicholas D. Kristof, "China: The Educated Giant". Reading Critically. Reading an Essay Critically: Susan Bordo, "The Globalization of Eating Disorders". Writing in Response to Reading. Writing in Response to an Essay: Lorraine Ali, "Not Ignorant, Not Helpless". 2. NEW AMERICAN MOSAIC: ARE WE BECOMING A UNIVERSAL NATION? Lee C. Bollinger, "Why Diversity Matters". Andrew Lam, "All Things Asian Are Becoming Us". Ishmael Reed, "America: The Multinational Society". Dwight N. Hopkins, " Beyond Black and White: The Hawaiian President". Bharati Mukherjee, "American Dreamer". Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., "The Cult of Ethnicity". Charles Bowden: "Our Wall". 3. AMERICA AND THE WORLD: HOW DO OTHERS PERCEIVE US? Anne Hulbert, "The I'm-Not-Ugly American". Fouad Ajami, "The Resilience of American Power". Alkman Granitsas, "Americans Are Tuning Out the World". Moises Naim, "Hungry for America". Dominic Hilton, "Fashionable Anti-Americanism". Paul Johnson, "America's New Empire for Liberty". Sasha Abramsky, "Waking Up From the American Dream". 4. SPEAKING IN TONGUES: DOES LANGUAGE UNIFY OR DIVIDE US? Manuel Munoz, "Leave Your Name at the Border". Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue". Chang-rae Lee, "Mute in an English-Only World". Robin Tolmach Lakoff "From Ancient Greece to Iraq, the Power of Words in Wartime". Charles Foran, "Lingua Franchise". William H. Frey, "Multilingual America". Isabel Allende, "Reading the History of the World". 5. GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS: ARE SEX AND GENDER ROLES CHANGING? Anna Quindlen, "The End of Swagger". Lizette Alvarez, "Arranged Marriages Get a Little Reshuffling". Kofi A. Annan, "In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face". Jose Contreras, "Legal in Unlikely Places". Mike Ceaser, "A Dark Window on Human Trafficking" . Barbara Ehrenreich and Annette Fuentes, "Life on the Global Assembly Line". 6. THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? Thomas L. Friedman, "Prologue: The Super-Story". Pico Iyer, "The Global Village Finally Arrives". Fareed Zakaria, "The Rise of the Rest". Johan Norberg, "The Noble Feat of Nike". Joseph S. Nye, Jr., "Fear Not Globalization". Robert Koehler, "Slumdog Millionaire". Benjamin Barber, "The Educated Student: Global Citizen or Global Consumer?" 7. CULTURE WARS: WHOSE CULTURE IS IT, ANYWAY? Barbara Ehrenreich, "Cultural Baggage". Mac Margolis, "It's a Mall World After All". Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?". Richard Pells "Does the World Still Care About American Culture?". Octavio Paz, "Hygiene and Repression". Heather Havrilesky, "Besieged by 'Friends'". Jamaica Kincaid, "On Seeing England for the First Time". 8. THE CLASH OF CIVILZATIONS: IS CONFLICT AVOIDABLE? K. Oanh Ha, "American Dream Boat'". Margaret Atwood, "When Afghanistan Was at Peace". Mikal Gilmore, "Battlestar Apocalypse. Karen Armstrong, "Fundamentalism Is Here to Stay". Samuel P. Huntington, "The West and the Rest: Intercivilizational Issues". Amartya Sen, "A World Not Neatly Divided". Edward Said, "Andalusia's Journey". 9. THE AGE OF TERROR: WHAT IS THE JUST RESPONSE? Naomi Shihab Nye, "To Any Would-Be Terrorists". Reza Aslan, "Losing the War". Thane Rosenbaum, "The War on Terror Has Not Gone Away". Bill Powell, "Generation Jihad". Jeffrey Rosen, "Bad Luck: Why Americans Exaggerate the Terrorist Threat". Philip Bobbitt "Terror Is the Enemy". Arundhati Roy, "The Algebra of Infinite Justice". 10. GLOBAL AID: CAN WE REDUCE DISEASE AND POVERTY? Jeffrey Sachs, "What I Did on My Summer Vacation". Peter Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty". Bill Gates, "Saving the World Is Within Our Grasp". Sara Corbett, "Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?". Anuradha Mittal, "Technology Won't Feed World's Hungry". Kenneth Rogoff, "A Development Nightmare". Vivienne Walt and Amanda Bower, "Follow the Money". 11. THE FATE OF THE EARTH: CAN WE PERSERVE THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT? Rachel Carson, "The Obligation to Endure". Al Gore, "The Climate for Change". Andy Rooney, "Talking Trash". Jared Diamond, "Lessons from Lost Worlds". Bill Mckibbon, "A Place That Makes Sense". Jane Goodall, "Save the Chimps". Jonathan Schell, "A Hole in the World". Appendix A. Conducting Research in the New Global Era. Appendix B. Glossary of Rhetorical Terms. Appendix C. Glossary of Globalization Terms. Credits. Index.

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