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Acting Out Culture

Author : James S. Miller
ISBN : 9781319126667
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cultural messages bombard students daily, laden with unstated rules about what makes our work valuable, our bodies ideal, our connections meaningful. Acting Out Culture empowers students to critically read those messages and use writing to speak back to their culture and question its rules. This book appeals especially to those students who are not full participants in the dominant culture, as well as to their instructors, who want to help students see how subtle (and not so subtle) cultural forces can shape their lives--and how they can challenge and resist those forces. The new edition of Acting Out Culture builds on that success, with provocative readings (more than 50 percent of them new) that challenge the rules we live by; pedagogical tools to encourage students to read, think, and write critically about their culture; and instructional support featuring sample syllabi, additional discussion topics, and ideas for teaching with visuals and online content.

Acting Out Culture

Author : James S. Miller
ISBN : 0312624298
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Students are bombarded every day with media messages laden with rules: what makes our work valuable, our bodies ideal, our communities picture perfect. Acting Out Culture empowers students to use writing to speak back to their culture and question its rules. Featuring fresh readings by writers who lay bare and challenge the rules we live by, the second edition of Acting Out Culture gives students the tools they need to analyze and write critically about assumptions at the heart of cultural norms.

Through The Lens Of Anthropology

Author : Robert J. Muckle
ISBN : 9781442608634
Genre : Social Science
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Meeting The Family

Author : Donovan Webster
ISBN : 9781426205736
Genre : Reference
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Writing Intensive

Author : Elaine Maimon
ISBN : 0073384054
Genre : Reference
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Writing Intensive includes grammar basics and sourcing information in an ultra brief format. The Maimon handbooks support student and instructor success by consistently presenting and using the writing situation as a framework for beginning, analyzing and navigating any type of writing. Start Smart offers an easy, step-by-step process map to navigate three common types of writing assignments. Other new features support critical thinking and deeper understandings of common assignments.

Read Reason Write

Author : Dorothy Seyler
ISBN : 0078036216
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Read, Reason, Write unites instruction in critical reading and analysis, argument, and research strategies with a rich collection of readings that provide both practice for these skills and new ideas and insights for readers. Read, Reason, Write is committed to showing students how reading, analytic, argumentative, and research skills are interrelated and how these skills combine to develop each student's critical thinking ability.

The Real World Reader

Author : James S. Miller
ISBN : 0199329893
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From academic essays to blogs, magazine articles to social media posts, newspaper editorials to public service announcements, and advertisements to emails, The Real World Reader brings together a wide collection of formal writing with an equally diverse array of popular writing from everyday life. This innovative rhetorical reader for first-year composition courses divides the process of rhetorical analysis into logically sequenced steps that focus on five key concepts-purpose, audience, argument, voice, and credibility. Author James Miller encourages students to use this step-by-step process in order to identify, analyze, and master the multiple modes of writing that they will encounter at school, work, and home. Features * Uses a rhetorical framework to teach writing--rather than examining different modes of writing in isolation--and reveals what all forms of writing have in common * Introduces rhetorical concepts through a variety of informal and formal writing examples, showing students how rhetorical patterns intersect * Combines step-by-step writing instruction with a scaffold of sixty-seven diverse readings, allowing students to critically write and read four distinct types of selections: informal, formal, and academic selections and sample student essays * Connects rhetorical analysis to cultural analysis with content that ranges from debates on multiculturalism to discussions of online privacy and from critiques of modern political campaigning to analyses of modern consumerism * Focuses on familiar, "real world" writing, demonstrating the important role that writing plays in everyday life

Reading Literature And Writing Argument

Author : Missy James
ISBN : 0132248840
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For courses in Composition and Literature, Argumentative Writing, Writing about Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Based on the premise that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument is the result of the authors' experiences as teachers of two college composition courses: Writing Argument and Persuasion and Writing about Literature. Both courses enrich students, as both readers and writers, through their active engagement with ideas in written text. Based on their experiences in the two composition courses as their guide, the authors harnessed the courses' complementary strengths in Reading Literature and Writing Argument. The result is a book that provides students with a diverse range of reading experiences-fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama- that will immerse students in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience.

Comics Media

Author : Hillary L. Chute
ISBN : 9780226239088
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors--creators and critics alike--to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium. Loaded with full-color reproductions of work by such legends as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Lynda Barry, the book addresses the place of comics in both a contemporary and historical context. Essays by such high-profile figures as Tom Gunning, N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and W. J. T. Mitchell address a stunning range of topics, including the place of comics in the history of aesthetics, changes to popular art forms, digital humanities, and ongoing tensions between new and old media. The result is a substantial step forward for our understanding of what comics are and can be, and the growing place they hold in our culture.

The University In Ruins

Author : Bill Readings
ISBN : 0674929535
Genre : Education
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Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy & in the work of British thinkers such as Newman & Arnold, Readings argues that historically the integrity of the modern university has been linked to the nation-state.

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