The New World Reader: Thinking and Writing about the Global Community / Edition 1

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Overview

With compelling selections by some of the world's most respected and critically acclaimed writers, The New World Reader encourages us to explore some of the most significant global challenges of the 21st century. Complete with two portfolios of provocative images, including photo essays on global ideas of beauty and the clash of cultures, this reader addresses the challenges and consequences of globalization, changing roles of gender across cultural lines, conflicts among cultures, global poverty and global aid, and the fate of the global environment. Truly transnational, The New World Reader examines the influence and reactions of North American culture on the complex transformations of our changing globe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618395941
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/22/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert H. Muller is a Professor Emeritus of English at LaGuardia Community College and the author of several college textbooks as well as scholarly books on William Cullen Bryant and Flannery O'Connor.

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Table of Contents


Rhetorical Contents     xiii
Preface     xxiii
Thinking, Reading, and Writing About the New Global Era     1
Critical Thinking     3
Narration and Description     5
Exposition     6
Argument and Persuasion     8
Thinking About an Essay: Nicholas D. Kristof, "Love and Race"     11
Reading Critically     13
Steps to Reading Critically     16
Reading Visual Texts     17
Reading an Essay Critically: Susan Bordo, "The Globalization of Eating Disorders"     18
Writing in Response to Reading     22
Prewriting     23
Drafting     24
Revision     25
Writing in Response to an Essay: Lorraine Ali, "Not Ignorant, Not Helpless"     26
New American Mosaic: Are We Becoming a Universal Nation?     29
"All Things Asian Are Becoming Us"     31
"The Way to Rainy Mountain"     35
"America: The Multinational Society"     42
"Two Americas?"     47
"American Dreamer"     52
"The Cult of Ethnicity"     59
"Arabs in Foreign Lands"     63
America and the World: How Do Others Perceive Us?     67
"Stranger in the Arab-Muslim World"     70
"Americans Are Tuning Out the World"     77
"An Obsession the World Doesn't Share"     81
"Fashionable Anti-Americanism"     86
"America's New Empire for Liberty"     95
"In Search of Pro-Americanism"     101
"Waking Up from the American Dream"     109
Speaking in Tongues: Does Language Unify or Divide Us?     117
"Mother Tongue"     120
"Mute in an English-Only World"     126
"If You Can't Master English, Try Globish"     130
"Lingua Franchise"     134
"Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language"     138
"Multilingual America"     146
"Reading the History of the World"     254
Global Relationships: Are Sex and Gender Roles Changing?     159
"Arranged Marriages Get a Little Reshuffling"     161
"In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face"     166
"The Muslim in the Mirror"     171
"Justice for Women"     179
"The Veiled Threat"     182
"Family Values"     197
"Life on the Global Assembly Line"     205
The Challenge of Globalization: What Are the Consequences?     215
"Prologue: The Super-Story"     218
"The Global Village Finally Arrives"     223
"The Noble Feat of Nike"     227
"Fear Not Globalization"     231
"Globalisation"     235
"Toward a New Cosmopolitanism"     245
"The Educated Student: Global Citizen or Global Consumer?"     261
Culture Wars: Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?     272
"Cultural Baggage"     274
"It's a Mall World After All"     278
"Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?"     284
"Hygiene and Repression"     287
"Besieged by 'Friends'"     292
"The Culture of Liberty"     295
"On Seeing England for the First Time"     304
The Clash of Civilizations: Is Conflict Avoidable?     315
"American Dream Boat'"     317
"When Afghanistan Was at Peace"     322
"The World in 1500-or the West as a Backwater"     326
"Fundamentalism Is Here to Stay"     329
"The West and the Rest: Intercivilizational Issues"     335
"It's the Women, Stupid"     340
"A World Not Neatly Divided"     345
"Andalusia's Journey"     349
The Age of Terror: What Is the Just Response?     363
"To Any Would-Be Terrorists"     365
"Blood Diamonds"     371
"Letter from New York"     377
"Generation Jihad"     384
"Bad Luck: Why Americans Exaggerate the Terrorist Threat"     391
"The Algebra of Infinite Justice"     395
Global Aid: Can We Reduce Disease and Poverty?     402
"What I Did on My Summer Vacation"     404
"Cities Without Slums"     413
"A Threat Worse Than Terror"     417
"Technology Won't Feed World's Hungry"     421
"A Development Nightmare"     424
"Follow the Money"     427
"AIDS in Africa"     433
The Fate of the Earth: Can We Preserve the Global Environment?     443
"The Obligation to Endure"     445
"Talking Trash"     452
"Lessons from Lost Worlds"     455
"Driving Global Warming"     459
"In the Jungle"     464
"Digging Up the Roots"     469
"In Defense of Nature, Human and Non-human"     474
"A Hole in the World"     479
Conducting Research in the New Global Era     485
Introduction
The Research Process
The Writing Process
Documentation
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms     509
Glossary of Globalization Terms     515
Credits     521
Index     525
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