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The New Humanities Reader (with 2016 MLA Update Card) / Edition 5

The New Humanities Reader (with 2016 MLA Update Card) / Edition 5

by Richard E. Miller, Kurt Spellmeyer


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The New Humanities Reader (with 2016 MLA Update Card) / Edition 5

THE NEW HUMANITIES READER presents 25 challenging and important essays from diverse fields that address current global issues. This cross-disciplinary anthology helps you attain the analytical skills necessary to become informed citizens. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for you to synthesize materials and formulate your own ideas and solutions. The thought-provoking selections engage and encourage you to make connections for yourself as you think, read, and write about the events that are likely to shape your life. The fifth edition includes nearly 50 percent new selections, which continue to make this text current, globally oriented, interdisciplinary, and probing. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

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ISBN-13: 9781337284639
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 293,053
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Miller, Executive Director of the Plangere Writing Center, is the author of Writing at the End of the World (Pittsburgh, 2005), As If Learning Mattered: Reforming Higher Education (Cornell, 1998), and co-author, with Kurt Spellmeyer, of The New Humanities Reader (Houghton-Mifflin, Cengage, 3rd edition, 2008), a textbook used in first-year writing courses in high schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Together with Paul D. Hammond, Director of Digital Initiatives in the Rutgers University Writing Program, Professor Miller is developing a revitalized version of the humanities that engages with the sciences and the social sciences to improve the quality of human life by addressing the biggest problems of our time. This multi-faceted, interdisciplinary project includes designing new spaces for learning and performance; developing new curricula which aim to foster creativity and curiosity; and launching collaborative projects that seek to engage the public sphere.

Kurt Spellmeyer is Director of the Writing Program at Rutgers University. He is the author of Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction (2010); Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century (2003); and Common Ground: Dialogue, Understanding, and the Teaching of Composition (1992). He also has written articles on the theory of composition, critical theory of composition, critical theory, and academic institutions.

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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