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Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing / Edition 10

Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and again that they've watched their students grow as critical thinkers and writers as they grapple with cross-curricular readings that not only engage them, but also challenge them to reexamine deeply held cultural assumptions, such as viewing success solely as the result of hard work. Extensive apparatus offers students a proven framework for revisiting, revising, or defending those assumptions as students probe the myths underlying them. Rereading America has stayed at the forefront of American culture, contending with cultural myths as they persist, morph, and develop anew.

The eleventh edition features a refreshed collection of readings with an updated chapter that introduces students to one of the most pervasive myths of our time: technological innovation fosters an improved society. Also in response to instructors' requests for more writing instruction, there are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

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ISBN-13: 9781457699214
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Edition description: Tenth Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 21,414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gary Colombo is professor emeritus of English and ESL at Los Angeles City College. He has also published Mind Readings: An Anthology for Writers (2002), and with Bonnie Lisle and Sandra Mano, Frame Work: Culture, Storytelling and College Writing (1997), both for Bedford/St. Martins.
Robert Cullen is professor emeritus of English at San Jose State University, where he taught a wide range of courses in writing, rhetoric, composition pedagogy, and American literature.
Bonnie Lisle teaches in the UCLA Writing Programs. With Gary Colombo and Sandra Mano, she is the author of Frame Work: Culture, Storytelling, and College Writing (Bedford/St. Martins, 1997).

Table of Contents

*Asterisks indicate new selections

1: Harmony at Home: The Myth of the Model Family

Gary Soto, "Looking for Work"

Stephanie Coontz, "What We Really Miss About the 1950s"

Naomi Gerstel and Natalia Sarkisian, "The Color of Family Ties: Race, Class, Gender, and Extended Family Involvement"

*Larissa MacFarquhar, “When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents?”

*Amy Ellis Nutt, From Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

* Sheryll Cashin, From Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

*Mimi Schippers, From Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities

2: Learning Power: The Myth of Education and Empowerment

John Taylor Gatto, "Against School"

Mike Rose, "I Just Wanna Be Average"

Jean Anyon, from Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work

Jonathan Kozol, "Still Separate, Still Unequal"

*Sherry Turkle, “Education: Attentional Disarray” *Cathy N. Davidson, “Against Technophilia”

*Kate Harding, “Reasons for Hope”

*Sara Goldrick-Rab, “City of Broken Dreams”
3: The Wild Wired West: Myths of Progress on the Tech Frontier

Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen, "Our Future Selves"

*Kenneth Goldsmith, “Wasting Time on the Internet”

*Jean M. Twenge, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation?”

*Noreen Malone, “Zoë and the Trolls”

*Jessie Daniels, “Twitter and White Supremacy, A Love Story”

*Bruce Schneier, “How We Sold Our Souls—and More—to the Internet Giants”

*Kevin Drum, “You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think”

*Yuval Noah Harari, “Google, Big Data, and the End of Free Will”

4: Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity

Gregory Mantsios, “Class in America”

Barbara Ehrenreich, “Serving in Florida”

Alan Aja, Daniel Bustillo, William Darity Jr., and Darrick Hamilton, “From a Tangle of Black Pathology to a Race-Fair America”

*Mehrsa Baradaran, From How the Other Half Banks

Diana Kendall, “Framing Class, Vicarious Living, and Conspicuous Consumption” *Ellen K. Pao, From Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change

*Kate Aronoff, “Thank God It’s Monday”

*Rutger Bregman, “Why We Should Give Free Money to Everyone”

5: True Women and Real Men: Myths of Gender

Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl"

*Lisa Wade and Myra Marx Ferree, “How to Do Gender”

*Carlos Andrés Gómez, “Guys’ Club: No Faggots, Bitches, or Pussies Allowed”

Ruth Padawer, “Sisterhood is Complicated”

*Allan G. Johnson, From The Gender Knot: “Patriarchy” Jean Kilbourne, “‘Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt’: Advertising and Violence” Rebecca Solnit, “The Longest War”

*Jackson Katz, “From Rush Limbaugh to Donald Trump: The Defiant Reassertion of White Male Authority”
6: Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot

Ta-Nehisi Coates, "The Case for Reparations"

Linda Holtzman and Leon Sharpe, "Theories and Constructs of Race"

*Marc Lamont Hill, “Nobody”
Sherman Alexie, "Gentrification"

*Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, From Muslim Girl

*José Orduña, “Passport to the New West”

*Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco, "How Immigrants Become 'Other'"



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Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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KAEKM More than 1 year ago
Very critically engaging
Guest More than 1 year ago
Writers with different style, and from different personal and professional background, present debatable arguments on several topics. This book is divided in six chapters, which discuss ¿The Myth of the Model Family,¿ ¿The Myth of Education and Empowerment,¿ ¿The Myth of Individual Opportunity,¿ ¿Myths of Gender,¿ ¿The Myth of the Melting Pot,¿ and ¿The Myth of Frontier Freedom.' Although the book is intende for college students, I'd recommend it to anybody interested in critical thinking and writing.