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Conversations : readings for writing

Author: Jack Selzer; Dominic Delli Carpini
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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With more than 130 readings and 24 pages of visual arguments, this text offers a variety of authors, genres, voices, and viewpoints on important contemporary civic issues - issues that will touch  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
College readers
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Selzer; Dominic Delli Carpini
ISBN: 9780205589654 0205589650
OCLC Number: 183928769
Description: lvi, 856 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Education. --
The goals of public education: no child left behind? --
What's college for? --
pt. 2. Media matters. --
Is there a role for traditional journalism in an electronic age? --
Web 2.0 as interactive news: citizen journalism or unbounded misrepresentation --
Blurring the lines among news, entertainment and socializing: what is the effect of fake news, MySpace, and YouTube? --
pt. 3. Identity issues: gender, race, and ethnicity. --
How do we define gender, race, and ethnicity, and how do they define us? --
Language and identity: the F word, the H word, and other ways language defines us --
pt. 4. Revolutions in marriage and family. --
What is a marriage? --
What is a family? --
Will America accept gay marriages and gay families? --
pt. 5. The scope of government: civil rights and/or promoting the public welfare. --
Equal justice under law: has the ideal of equality been achieved? --
Privacy, surveillance, and public safety: how much does the government need to know about us? --
Who is watching what we eat? --
pt. 6. Global climate change: causes, effects, responses. --
Global climate change: the debate over what it means --
Global warming: is business "going green" or just "greenwashing"? --
Environmental activism: what forms does it take, what limits should it have?
Responsibility: [compiled by] Jack Selzer, Dominic Delli Carpini.
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