Reading the Lives of Others: A Sequence for Writers / Edition 1

Reading the Lives of Others: A Sequence for Writers / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0312115113
ISBN-13:
9780312115111
Pub. Date:
11/15/1994
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Reading the Lives of Others: A Sequence for Writers / Edition 1

A briefer, less expensive version of the innovative Ways of Reading this cultural studies reader includes 6 rich, lengthy, and demanding readings (by Clifford Geetz, Harriet Brent Jacobs, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others) and an Assignment Sequence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312115111
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 11/15/1994
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Making a Mark
Ways of Reading
Strong Readers, Strong Texts
Reading with and against the Grain
Reading and Writing: The Questions and Assignments
Readings
Clifford Geertz,
Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight
[From Intrepretation of Cultures]
Harriet (Brent) Jacobs,
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
[Selections From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl}
Patricia Nelson Limerick,
Closing the Frontier and Opening Western History
[From The Legacy of Conquest]
Empire of Innocence
Joyce Carol Oates,
Theft (Fiction)
[From Marya: A Life]
Mary Louise Pratt,
Arts of the Contact Zone
John Edgar Wideman,
Our Time
[From Brothers and Keepers]
Assignment Sequence
Working with the Assignment Sequence
Assignment Sequence History and Ethnography: Reading the Lives of Others
1. Ethnography: Reading Culture [Geertz]
2. History: Reading the Past [Limerick]
3. Imagined Landscapes [Oates]
4. Life Stories [Wideman, Geertz, Limerick, Oates]
5. Revision [Geertz, Limerick, Oates, Wideman]
6. Autoethnography: Engaging Others [Pratt,
Jacobs]
7. Reading and Writing in the "Contact Zone" [Pratt]
8. Revision (again) [Geertz, Limerick, Oates, Wideman, Jacobs, Pratt]

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