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  • ISBN-13: 9780673991881
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/9/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 540

Table of Contents

Alternate Thematic Contents.



Critical Reading.





Perspectives and Influences.

Reading Perspectives.

Internal and External Influences.

Understanding the Rhetorical Situation.

Determining Aims.

Analyzing Ways of Knowing.

Developing Your Reading Repertoire.

Gary Soto, The Pie.


1. Knowledge by Participation.

T.H. Watkins, Little Deaths.

Marion Winik, Meditations on a Stolen Purse.

Joseph H. Suina, And Then I Went to School.

Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me.

A. Alvarez, Sylvia Plath: A Memoir.

Harriet Lerner, Hating Fred.

Frank DeFord, Lessons from a Friend.

Sandra Cisneros, Only Daughter.

Jay Ford, 20/20 Hindsight.

2. Knowledge by Observation.

Kai Erikson, Of Accidental Judgments and Casual Slaughters.

David Gelman, Columbus and His Four Fateful Voyages.

Virginia Woolf, Thoreau.

Daniel Mark Epstein, The Case of Harry Houdini.

3. Knowledge by Participation and Observation.

Steven Levy, My Search for Einstein's Brain.

Leslie Lampert, Fat Like Me.

Cynthia Ozick, My Grandmother's Pennies.

Bruce Edward Hall, Ghosts.

Donald McQuade, Living In and On the Margins.

Nancy Mairs, On Being a Cripple.

Mary Gordon, More Than Just a Shrine: Paying Homage to the Ghosts of EllisIsland.

Walt Harrington, The House Where Martin Wept.

N. Scott Momaday, Grandmother's Country.

Michael Kernan, A New Monument to Remembering With a Mission.


1. Knowledge by Participation.

Amoja Three Rivers, Cultural Etiquette: A Guide.

Noel Perrin, Falling for Apples.

Phyllis Theroux, Shopping with Children.

Garrison Keillor, How to Write a Letter.

2. Knowledge by Observation.

Patricia Goubil Gambrell, A Practitioner's Guide To Research Methods.

Anthony R. Perry, Kevin M. Kane, Kevin J. Bernesser, Paul T. Spicker, Type A Behavior, Competitive Achievement, Striving, and Cheating Among College Students.

Josiah Ober and Catherine Vanderpool, Athenian Democracy.

Renee Loth, The Big New Mix.

Jimmy A. Frazier, Eldon E. Snyder, The Underdog Concept in Sport.

Rebecca Leonard, Don C. Locke, Communication Stereotypes: Is Interracial Communication Possible?

Gerald M. Murch, Using Color Effectively: Designing To Human Specifications.

3. Knowledge by Participation and Observation.

Judith Viorst, Friends, Good Friends and Such Good Friends.

Richard Wolkomir, An Architect Who Takes Stairways One Step at a Time.

Issac Asimov, What Do You Call a Platypus?

Robert J. Sternberg, Janet E. Davidson, The Mind of the Puzzler.

Chiori Santiago, Luis Jimenez's Outdoor Sculptures Slow Traffic Down.

Matt Cartmill, The Bambi Syndrome.

Linda Hatchel, Peach Preserves and "A New Texas": A Rhetorical Analysis of the Inaugural Addresses of "Ma" Ferguson and Ann Richards.

Marina Oppenheimer, Alma's Bedside Ghost: Or the Importance of Cultural Similarity.

Fred H. Harrington, The Man Who Cries Wolf.

Jane and Michael Stern, The Indian Image.

Cartriona T. Higgs, Karen H. Weiller, Gender Bias and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games: An Analysis of Television Coverage.

Beth Livermore, Amphibian Alarm: Just Where Have All the Frogs Gone?


1. Knowledge by Participation.

Terence Rafferty, Outlaw Princesses.

Arlene B. Hirschfelder, It Is Time to Stop Playing Indians.

Mike Royko, Farewell to Fitness.

Jill Frawley, Inside the Home.

Dorsett Bennett, I, Too, Am a Good Parent.

2. Knowledge by Observation.

Ronald E. Hall, The "Bleaching Syndrome": Implications of Light Skin for Hispanic American Assimilation.

Cynthia Crossen, The Data Game.

Betty Rollin, The Motherhood Myth.

Robert Sherrill, Murder, Inc.

3. Knowledge by Participation and Observation.

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Jason DeParle, Warning: Sports Stars May Be Hazardous to Your Health.

Alleen Pace Nilsen, Sexism in English: A 1990s Update.

Amy Tan, The Language of Discretion.

HaunaniKay Trask, From a Native Daughter.

Vita Wallace, Give Children the Vote.

Michael Pollan, Why Mow: The Case Against Lawns.

Karen L. Slattery, Sensationalism Versus News of the Moral Life: Making the Distinction.

Joy Williams, The Killing Game.

Rod Carveth, Amy Fisher and the Ethics of "Headline" Docudramas.

Sylvester Monroe, Hollywood: The Dark Side.

David A. Bella, Rethinking the Unthinkable.

Robert A. Archibald, History is Not a Museum.

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