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One World, Many Cultures / Edition 8
     

One World, Many Cultures / Edition 8

by Stuart Hirschberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0205801102

ISBN-13: 2900205801106

Pub. Date: 01/10/2011

Publisher: Longman

These compelling readings, which explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, and nationality, challenge you to compare your experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Eight thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe, including family life; adolescent relationships;

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These compelling readings, which explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, and nationality, challenge you to compare your experiences with those of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Eight thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe, including family life; adolescent relationships; gender roles; work, race, and class conflicts; and customs, rituals, and values.

In this new edition, twenty-six new readings-close to half the book-provide timely reflections on the issues of today, and new chapters on Geopolitical Issues (Chapter 6) and Experiencing a Different Culture (Chapter 7) challenge the basic assumptions of U.S. culture and explore what it means to be "the other" in a variety of cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205801106
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/10/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464

Table of Contents


Rhetorical Contents     xi
Preface     xiv
Introduction     1
The Family in Different Cultures     27
Gayle Pemberton, "Antidisestablishmentarianism"     29
Amy Tan, "The Language of Discretion"     37
Joe Bageant, "Valley of the Gun"     46
Fritz Peters, "Boyhood with Gurdjieff" France     52
Steve Sailer, "The Cousin Marriage Conundrum" Iraq     57
Daniela Deane, "The Little Emperors" China     64
Firoozeh Dumas, "The Wedding" Iran/U.S.     75
Lu Xun, "A Happy Family" [Short Story] China     84
Connecting Cultures     93
Turning Points     94
Sucheng Chan, "You're Short, Besides!"     96
Enid Schildkrout, "Body Art as Visual Language"     104
Christy Brown, "The Letter 'A'" Ireland     113
Sabine Reichel, "Learning What Was Never Taught" Germany     120
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, "The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior" Kenya     131
Douchan Gersi, "Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters" Borneo     142
Guanlong Cao, "Chopsticks" China     148
Meeta Kaur, "Journey by Inner Light" India/U.S.     153
Connecting Cultures     163
How Culture Shapes GenderRoles     165
Eengene R. August, "Real Men Don't, or Anti-Male Bias in English"     167
Judith Ortiz Cofer, "The Myth of the Latin Woman" Puerto Rico/U.S.     179
Elizabeth W. Fernea and Robert A. Fernea, "A Look Behind the Veil" Saudi Arabia     185
Serena Nanda, "Arranging a Marriage in India" India     194
Azar Nafisi, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" Iran     204
Don Kulick and Thais Machado-Borges, "Leaky" Brazil     210
Paul Monette, "Becoming a Man"     222
Shirley Saad, "Amina" [Short Story] Lebanon     229
Connecting Cultures     233
Working Lives     235
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Nickel-and-Dimed"     237
Tamara Draut, "Generation Debt"     260
Victor Villasenor, "Rain of Gold" Mexico     266
Helena Norberg-Hodge, "Learning from Ladakh" India     275
Tomoyuki Iwashita, "Why I Quit the Company" Japan     280
Hanan al-Shaykh, "What We Think of America" Lebanon/U.S.     284
Chitra Divakaruni, "Live Free and Starve" India/U.S.     290
Connecting Cultures     294
Race, Class, and Caste     295
Itabari Njeri, "What's in a Name?"     297
Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, "Civilize Them with a Stick"      304
Kate Chopin, "Desiree's Baby" [Short Story]     312
Richard Rodriguez, "On Becoming a Chicano"     318
Viramma, "A Pariah's Life" India     325
Kim Foote, "Oburoni No More" Ghana     332
Immaculee Ilibagiza, "Left to Tell" Rwanda     341
Connecting Cultures     350
Geopolitical Issues     351
Mike Marqusee, "Global Sports, American Sports"     353
Jeremy Rifkin, "Big, Bad Beef"     360
Stephen Chapman, "The Prisoner's Dilemma" Pakistan     364
Panos Ioannides, "Gregory" [Short Story] Cyprus     372
Greg Campbell, "Blood Diamonds" Sierra Leone     378
Mike Davis, "Poor Man's Air Force"     385
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, "Decolonising the Mind" Kenya     396
William Safire, "The Threat of National ID"     405
Alan M. Dershowitz, "Why Fear National ID Cards?"     408
Connecting Cultures     411
Experiencing a Different Culture     413
Ralph Linton, "One Hundred Percent American"     415
Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, "Individualism as an American Cultural Value" Thailand/U.S.     419
Gino Del Guercio, "The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead" Haiti     427
David R. Counts, "Too Many Bananas" New Guinea      436
Kathleen Lee, "The Scent of Two Cities" Vietnam     445
Laura Bohannan, "Shakespeare in the Bush" Nigeria     455
Connecting Cultures     466
Customs, Rituals, and Values     467
Philip Slater, "Want-Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness"     469
Harold Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"     475
Octavio Paz, "Fiesta" Mexico     481
Napoleon A. Chagnon, "Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo" Brazil     488
Alifa Rifaat, "An Incident in the Ghobashi Household" [Short Story] Egypt     503
Valerie Steele and John S. Major, "China Chic: East Meets West" China     508
Connecting Cultures     516
Pronunciation Key     517
Credits     518
Geographical Index     521
Avoiding Plagiarism     523
Index of Authors and Titles     524

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