Rereading America

Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

Author: Gary Colombo,Robert Cullen,Bonnie Lisle

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319018246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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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.
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Rereading America

Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

Author: Gary Colombo,Robert Cullen,Bonnie Lisle

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312673260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 797

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The Ethics of Writing Instruction

Issues in Theory and Practice

Author: Michael A. Pemberton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567504705

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Presents a panoply of views, arguments, and perspectives on what means to talk about ethics in the writing classroom.
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The Nigerian Americans

Author: Kalu Ogbaa

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319648

Category: History

Page: 183

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Discusses the largest African immigrant group in the United States, exploring Nigerian values, ways of life in America, culture, economic status, and contributions to American society.
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Mind Readings

An Anthology for Writers

Author: Gary Colombo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312390822

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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How do your senses and memory work? What is the nature of consciousness? What sets your intelligence apart from that of animals and computers? Mind Readings urges your students to think carefully about such questions -- questions about cognition, or the process of thinking itself. Because many of the topics in the book deal directly with the skills students need in college -- such as interpreting and remembering what they read and communicating the ideas they find -- students are likely to improve these crucial skills. The readings themselves are memorable and worth talking about. Deborah Blum tries to convince your students that emotional sensitivity gives enormous advantages to women. Students weigh Francine Patterson and Wendy Gordon's claim that Koko, the gorilla who has mastered human language, deserves to be considered a person. A rich editorial apparatus helps students read texts closely, connect the ideas they encounter in the text to their life experiences, and extend the book's ideas to larger issues such as race, cultural memory, and the social conception of selfhood.
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Walter Mosley's Detective Novels:

The creation of a Black Subjectivity

Author: Agustín Reyes Torres

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437084687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Basat en la perspectiva de la identitat, la consciència i la subjectivitat dels estudiosos negres com Stuart Hall, Bell Hooks, Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, Jr i W. I. B. Du Bois, al costat de l'enfocament postcolonial de crítics com Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin i Homi Bhabha entre d'altres, aquest llibre proporciona el marc teòric necessari per a analitzar les novel·les d'Easy Rawlins escrites per Walter Mosley. l'autor s'apropia de les convencions de la novel·la detectivesca per tal de representar la societat americana dels cinquanta i seixanta des d'una perspectiva marginal. La subjectivitat d'Easy Rawlins està determinada pel seu paper com a detectiu, la seva consciència postcolonial com a home negre que ha crescut en una societat dominada pels blancs i, per la seua inclinació i defensa d'una forta cultura afroamericana.
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Literacy in Multimedia America

Integrating Media Education Across the Curriculum

Author: Ladislaus M Semali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351236202

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Originally published in 2000. This book provides insights, practical suggestions and clear-cut strategies for integrating media across the K-12 curriculum. This contribution to teaching and curriculum design uses students' own media experiences or media vignettes from students' lives to enter teaching and learning. It provides a road map for teachers longing to reflect and take seriously the knowledge students bring to school from their homes and communities, and to draw upon this background to develop students' critical thinking, viewing and reading of written texts, visuals, and other electronic images and messages.
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Heart Beats

Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Author: Catherine Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.
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Frame Work

Culture, Storytelling, and College Writing

Author: Gary Colombo,Bonnie Lisle,Sandra Mano

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312103347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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The first writing text to combine a process-oriented, revision-centered approach with the current thinking on the impact culture has on writing. Designed specifically for students who have struggled under traditional methods, it enlists the power of stories to enable beginning college writers to move successfully into the academic world.
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