The New Humanities Reader / Edition 3

The New Humanities Reader / Edition 3

by Richard E. Miller, Kurt Spellmeyer
     
 

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 students to synthesize materials and formulate their

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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 students to synthesize materials and formulate their own ideas and solutions. The thought-provoking selections engage students and encourage students to make connections for themselves as they think, read, and write about the events that are likely to shape their lives. The Fourth Edition includes nearly 25% 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. Introduction. Leila Ahmed, On Becoming an Arab. Karen Armstrong, Homo religiosus. Jonathan Boyarin, Waiting for a Jew: Marginal Redemption at the Eight Street Shul. Nicholas Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid? Susan Faludi, The Naked Citadel. Carolyn Fraser, Rewilding North America. Daniel Gilbert, Immune to Reality. Malcolm Gladwell, The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime. Steven Johnson, The Myth of the Ant Queen. Christine Kenneally, You Have Gestures. Jon Krakauer, Selections from Into the Wild. Beth Loffreda, Selections from Losing Matt Shepard: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder. Azar Nafisi, Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. Tim O'Brien, How to Tell a True War Story. Juhani Pallasmaa, Selections from The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses. Oliver Sacks, The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See. Charles Siebert, An Elephant Crackup?. Peter Singer and Jim Mason, Meat and Milk Factories. Michael Specter, A Life of Its Own. Martha Stout, When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday. Deborah Tannen, The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue. Edward Tenner, Another Look Back, and a Look Ahead. Robert Thurman, Wisdom. Jean Twenge, An Army of One: Me. Janine Wedel, Confidence Men and Their Flex Lives.

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