The New Humanities Reader / Edition 3

The New Humanities Reader / Edition 3

by Richard E. Miller, Kurt Spellmeyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618988564

ISBN-13: 9780618988563

Pub. Date: 07/08/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

THE NEW HUMANITIES READER presents 25 challenging and important essays from diverse fields that address current global issues. This cross-disciplinary anthology helps readers attain the analytical skills necessary to become informed citizens. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for readers to synthesize materials and formulate their

Overview

THE NEW HUMANITIES READER presents 25 challenging and important essays from diverse fields that address current global issues. This cross-disciplinary anthology helps readers attain the analytical skills necessary to become informed citizens. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for readers to synthesize materials and formulate their own ideas and solutions. The thought-provoking selections engage and encourage readers to make connections for themselves as they think, read, and write about the events that are likely to shape their lives. The fifth edition includes nearly 50 percent new reading selections, which continue to make this text current, globally oriented, interdisciplinary, and probing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618988563
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
788
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents. Preface. Reading and Writing About the New Humanities. Karen Armstrong, Homo religiosus. Leslie C. Bell, The Paradox of Sexual Freedom. Nicholas Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid? Cathy N. Davidson, Project Classroom Makeover. Susan Faludi, The Naked Citadel. Barbara L. Fredrickson, Love, Our Supreme Emotion. Daniel Gilbert, Immune to Reality. Malcolm Gladwell, The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime. Karen Ho, Anthropology Goes to Wall Street. Steven Johnson, The Myth of the Ant Queen. Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism. Beth Loffreda, Selections from Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder. Bill McKibben, Global Warming's Terrifying New Math. Michael Moss, The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. Azar Nafisi, Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. Maggie Nelson, Styles of Imprisonment. Tim O'Brien, How to Tell a True War Story. Jesse J. Prinz, Gender and Geometry. Oliver Sacks, The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See. Charles Siebert, An Elephant Crackup- Andrew Solomon, Son. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Rent Seeking and the Making of an Unequal Society. Martha Stout, When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday. Sherry Turkle, Nearest Neighbors. Jean Twenge, An Army of One: Me. Ethan Watters, The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan. Tim Wu, Father and Son. Eight Sample Assignment Sequences. Author and Title Index.

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