Ourselves Among Others: Readings from Home and Abroad / Edition 4

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Overview

Thoroughly class-tested, this adventurous thematic reader exposes students to stimulating writing from the United States and abroad in the context of 6 familiar themes, giving them a critical, cross-cultural perspective on the United States — essential in today's global society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312207649
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CAROL VERBURG is a professional writer who has edited the Bedford/St.Martin's textbook The Environmental Predicament and has contributed to a number of other textbooks in a variety of disciplines, including, for Bedford/St.Martin's, Elements of Argument, The Nuclear Predicament, Student Writers at Work, and The Bedford Guide for College Writers.

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Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
Introduction for Students: Crossing Cultures, Active Reading, and Critical Thinking

PART I. IDENTIFYING OURSELVES
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Bharati Mukherjee, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Adrienne Rich, Molly Ivins, Jill Ker Conway, Carlos Fuentes, Richard Rayner, Ishmael Reed, Anita Desai, Danny Romero, Elaine H. Kim
Walker Percy, A Short Quiz
Danzy Senna, The Mulatto Millenium
Amy Tan, Two Kinds
Susan Orlean, Quinceanera
Octavio Paz, The Art of the Fiesta
Germaine Greer, One Man's Mutilation Is Another Man's Beautification
Paul Harrison, The Westernization of the World
Eskia Mphahlele, Tradition and the African Writer
Margaret Atwood, A View from Canada
Salman Rushdie, The Broken Mirror

PART II. FAMILIES
Naguib Mahfouz, Francine Du Plessix Gray, Chang-Rae Lee, Andrew Mason and Naohiro Ogawa, Frances Rose Besmer, Angela Davis, Philip Roth, Paula Fomby, James Coogan, Robert Bly, Julia Alvarez
Louise Erdrich, Making Babies
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, From Death to Divorce
Barbara Kingsolver, Stone Soup
Frank McCourt, Limerick Homecoming
Rigoberta Menchú, Birth Ceremonies
Wole Soyinka, Nigerian Childhood
Lisa Jones, Grave Matters at Monticello
Nicholas Bromell, Family Secrets
John David Morley, Acquiring a Japanese Family
Kazuo Ichiguro, Family Supper

PART III. TURNING POINTS
Clive Barker, Bob Seger, Gail Sheehy, Michael Dorris, Gloria Anzaldúa, Malcolm X, Sven Birkerts, Gunter Grass, Joseph Brodsky, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kit R. Roane
Maya Angelou, Mary
Liliana Heker, The Stolen Party
Sophronia Liu, So Tsi-Fai
Andre Dubus, Imperiled Men
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Achates McNeil
James Baldwin, The New Lost Generation
Richard Rodriguez, Europe Once Gripped America's Imagination -- Now It's the Other Way Around
Allesandra Stanley, The New Europeans, Multilingual, Cosmopolitan, Borderless
Nadine Gordimer, Where Do Whites Fit In?
Robert Reich, The Three Jobs of the Future

PART IV. OPPOSITE SEXES
Paula Gunn Allen, David Friedman, Naomi Woolf, Gerald Early, Andrew
Sullivan, Population Communications International, Lawrence Wright, Caryl Rivers, Violeta Chamoro, Dympna Ugwu-Oju, Ved Mehta
John Updike, The Disposable Rocket
Curtis Sittenfeld, Your Life as a Girl
Camille Paglia, Woman and Nature
Sam Keen, Man and WOMAN
Simone deBeauvoir, Woman as Other
Alberto Moravia, The Chase
Deborah Tannen, How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently
Marjorie Shostak, Nisa's Marriage
Jan Goodwin, Muslims, The First Feminists
Yashar Kemal, A Dirty Story

PART V. MYTH AND MAGIC
Albert Einstein, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Luther King Jr.,
Marcellina U. Okehie-Offoha, Fadia Faqir, Celestine Bohlen, William J. Bennett,
Leslie Marmon Silko, Mara Freeman, Derek Walcott, Pablo Neruda
Ursula K. LeGuin, Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction
Gary Engle, What Makes Superman So Darned American?
Joseph Bruchac, Digging into Your Heart
Eudora Welty, Fairy Tale of the Natchez Trace
Toni Morrison, from Beloved
Barry Bearak, Caste Hate, and Murder, Outlast Indian Reforms
Nikos Kazantzakis, The Gentleman
Chinua Achebe, The Writer and His Community
Isabel Allende, Clarisa
Gabriel García Márquez, Dreams for Hire

PART VI. PEOPLE AND POWER
Haunani-Kay Trask, Vine Deloria Jr. and Clifford M. Lytle, Nader Mousavizadeh, Elaine Ruth Fletcher, Roger Cohen, Frank Langfitt,
Serge Schmemann, Susan Sontag, Thomas Friedman, Saul Bellow, Ted Koppel, Octavio Paz
Neil Postman, Future Schlock
Jianyang Zha, Yearning
Masha Gessen, The Day after Technology
Amos Oz, Between Word and Picture
Elaine Salinas, Still Grieving over the Loss of the Land
Esther Dyson, Cyberspace: If You Don't Love It, Leave It
Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates, Preface to The Future of the Race
Nelson Mandela, Black Man in a White Court
Grace Paley, Six Days: Some Rememberings
Faye Weldon, Down the Clinical Disco

Geographical Index
Rhetorical Index
Index of Authors and Titles
Map of the World Identifying Countries Treated in Selections

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