Rereading America

Author: Gary Colombo
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319018245
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 tenth edition, developed with extensive input from users, features a refreshed collection of readings with a new chapter that introduces students to one of the most pervasive myths of our time: technological innovation fosters a more equal 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.

Rereading America

Author: Gary Colombo
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457641848
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because of its unique approach to the issue of cultural diversity. Unlike other multicultural composition readers that settle for representing the plurality of American voices and cultures, Rereading America encourages students to grapple with the real differences in perspectives that arise in our complex society. With extensive editorial apparatus that puts readings from the mainstream into conversation with readings from the margins, Rereading America provokes students to explore the foundations and contradictions of our dominant cultural myths.

College Knowledge

Author: David Louis Schoem
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472030353
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student

Reefer Madness

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752675X
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Social Science

America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting eye on the underbelly of the American marketplace and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays — pot, porn, and illegal immigrants — Eric Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new techonology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns — and profits — from the underground. Reefer Madness is a powerful investigation that illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.

Ticket to Exile

Author: Adam David Miller
Publisher: Heyday
ISBN: 1597140651
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

With each chapter accompanied by a poem, the African-American poet and teacher offers his recollections of growing up in the small town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, before and during the Great Depression. Original.

The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas

Author: Anand Giridharadas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393239508
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Social Science

Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.

Writing with Style

Author: John R. Trimble
Publisher: Pearson Educacion
ISBN: 0132092603
Release Date: 2010
Genre: English language

This bestselling brief supplementary text is for any course where students write. A storehouse of practical writing tips written in a lively, conversational style. Provides new insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions and much more. Students learn to develop a "writer's sense": the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Readily accessible to college freshman, yet sophisticated enough to delight a senior English Honors class. Unusually flexible, the book can function equally well as both a self-teaching text (in literature courses, etc.) and a companion text (in composition and journalism courses).

The Power of Art

Author: Richard Lewis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133589716
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Art

Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis’s THE POWER OF ART, 3e features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images. Students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that will make it easy for you to both understand and enjoy reading the material. THE POWER OF ART delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is all around you and relevant to you - no matter what your major happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to your life. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Myths That Made America

Author: Heike Paul
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839414859
Release Date: 2014-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of »discovery,« the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers, the melting pot myth, the myth of the West, and the myth of the self-made man. The chapters provide extended analyses of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. Including visual material as well as study questions, this book will be of interest to any student of American studies and will foster an understanding of the United States of America as an imagined community by analyzing the foundational role of myths in the process of nation building.

Media Ethics

Author: Clifford G. Christians
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134841561
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning challenges readers to think analytically about ethical situations in mass communication through original case studies and commentaries about real-life media experiences. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical principles of ethical philosophies, facilitating ethical awareness. It introduces the Potter Box, with its four dimensions of moral analysis, to provide a framework for exploring the steps in moral reasoning and analyzing the cases. Focusing on a wide spectrum of ethical issues faced by media practitioners, the cases in this Tenth Edition include the most recent issues in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and entertainment. Visit the companion website at http://www.mediaethicsbook.com/.

Merriam Webster s Collegiate Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 0877798095
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

Presents concise definitions, pronunciations, abbreviations, some illustrations, usage examples, and synonyms with ten thousand new words and meanings.

It s Complicated

Author: danah boyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166316
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Computers

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Prentice Hall Reference Guide

Author: Muriel Harris
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134427866
Release Date: 2017
Genre: English language

For first year composition courses. Tried-and-true advice at every stage in the writing process The Prentice Hall Reference Guide, 10th Edition is a tabbed, spiral-bound handbook written to help all writers quickly find the information they need, without necessarily knowing the proper terminology. A series of "portals" guide learners to the answers to writing, research, and grammar-related questions. The compact, four-color design makes this book easy to use. The result of many years of field testing, this handbook offers guidance at every stage of the writing process from instructors who have over 30 years of combined experience, all while using language students will understand. The 10th Edition has been extensively revised to provide the most updated and easiest-to-use writing instruction. It now features more coverage of critical thinking and reading, and examples of interactions with texts, student writing, and explanatory graphics. Prentice Hall Reference Guide, 10th Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

The St Martin s Handbook

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312602932
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lunsford found that today's students write more than ever before-- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. This is the first handbook to help students build on the smart decisions they make as recreational writers in order to succeed in their academic and professional work. It is an all-in-one teaching tool and reference that shows students how to write effectively for any purpose.