Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Reading Across the Disciplines / Edition 5

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Overview

This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting students with a variety of perspectives on current issues from across the curriculum.
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"PERSPECTIVES is unique in its writing discussion quality and accessibility, which keeps me coming back."

"I think it is a very effective reader for my freshman level courses that I teach. It is thorough and written in a style and manner that is engaging to the students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413033977
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th Edition), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2015, 7th Edition). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award.
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Table of Contents

1. Reading Critically
2.Writing a Summary
3.Writing a Critique
4.Writing a Synthesis
5.In-text Citations, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
6.Writing a Research Paper Using MLA Style
7.Writing a Research Paper Using APA Style
8.The Arts
9.Music, Film, and Media Studies
10.Television
11.Advertising
12.Education
13.Poverty and Homelessness
14.Criminal Behavior
15.Gender and Sex Roles
16.Race and Ethnicity
17.Terrorism
18.Computers and Cyberspace
19.Natural Sciences
20.Bioethics
21.Public Health
22.Environmental Studies
23.The American Consumer
24.The Workplace
25.The American Image Abroad
26.The United States in the Global Marketplace.
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