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Across cultures : a reader for writers

Author: Sheena Gillespie; Robert Singleton
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheena Gillespie; Robert Singleton
ISBN: 9780321475299 0321475291
OCLC Number: 124031922
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 527 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch.1 Writing, the "writing process," and you : Literacy narratives --
Composing your own literacy narratives. Ch. 2 Family and community : Perspectives : The good samaritan / Luke 10:29-37 --
People like us / David Brooks --
Changing my name after sixty years / Tom Rosenberg --
We kissed the tomato and then the sky / Dana Wehle --
Focusing on friends / Steve Tesich --
Mother tongue / Amy Tan --
Treasures / Mahwash Shoaib --
Two lives / Shirley Geok-Lin Lim --
For my Indian daughter / Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat --
The night I was nobody / John Edgar Wideman --
The joy of reading and writing : Superman and me / Sherman Alexie --
One voice / Susan G. Madera. Ch. 3 Gender issues : Perspectives : Women / Chinese folk tale --
Apollo and Daphne / Greek legend --
Shrouded in contradiction / Gelareh Asayesh --
The power of marriage / David Brooks --
The male myth / Paul Theroux --
To be a man / Gary Soto --
Life intrudes / Jerry Rockwood --
Why are gay men so feared? / Dennis Altman --
Gay / Anna Quindlen --
Why do we hate our bodies? / Gillianne N. Duncan --
The gravity of Mark Buehrle / Jason Barone --
Blackberries / Leslie Norris. Ch. 4 Education : Perspectives : The creation of the Crow world / Crow legend --
Dwellings / Linda Hogan --
A view from the bridge / Cherokee Paul McDonald --
Mute in an English-only world / Chang-Rae Lee --
A letter to a child like me / José Torres --
Always living in Spanish / Marjorie Agosín --
Thinking / Rolando Jorif --
Dancing geckos / Tom Montgomery-Fate --
The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara --
The mistress of make believe* / Doris Viloria --
From dropout to graduate / Laura Kuehn --
Literary narratives : from Poets in the kitchen / Paule Marshall --
My pen writes in blue and white / Vincent Cremona. Ch. 5 Work : Perspectives : The fall / Genesis 3:1-9 --
My young men shall never work / Chief Smohalla, as told by Herbert J. Spinden --
Life stories / Michael Dorris --
Why we work / Andrew Curry --
Measuring success / Renée Loth --
Black hair / Gary Soto --
Getting close to the machine / Ellen Ullman --
Forty-five a month / R.K. Narayan --
Free and equal / Lalita Gandbhir --
A view of affirmative action in the workplace / Michael Gnolfo. Ch. 6 Traditions : Perspectives : In the beginning : Bantu creation story / African legend --
Quiché-Mayan creation story / Quiché-Mayan legend --
Footbinding / John King Fairbank --
The Algonquin Cinderella / Native American myth --
Cinderella's stepsisters / Toni Morrison --
from The way to rainy mountain / N. Scott Momaday --
Seven days of mourning / Yael Yarimi --
from Imaginary homelands / Salman Rushdie --
New (and improved?) Delhi / Gautam Bhatia --
The lottery / Shirley Jackson --
Stone-throwing in India : an annual bash / Mark Fineman. Ch. 7 Cultural encounters : Perspectives : The falsehood of truth / Senegalese myth --
The wise rogue / Jewish folktale, as told by Moses Gaster --
Fraternity / Garrett Hongo --
To speak Patois / Taneisha Grant --
Passion and the dream / Linda Stanley --
Ragtime, my time / Alton Fitzgerald White --
Of my friend Hector and my Achilles' heel / Michael T. Kaufman --
The man I killed / Tim O'Brien --
Literacy narratives : What's in a name? / Gloria Naylor --
Konglish / Kenneth Woo. Ch.8 Choices : Perspectives : The wise daughter / Swahili folktale --
To the border / Richard Rodriguez --
The Fourth of July / Audre Lorde --
Living in two worlds / Marcus Mabry --
The fender-bender / Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez --
Janushinka / Hana Wehle --
Honor bound / Joseph Steffan --
Homeplace / Scott Russell Sanders --
One of these days / Gabriel García Márquez --
Flight by night / Yamit Nassiri. Ch.9 Popular culture : Perspectives : The pleasures of the text / Charles McGrath --
Big mall's curfew raises questions of rights and bias / Robyn Meredith --
Is that video game programming you? / John Misak --
A timeless culture / Tom Lee --
Whatever happened to rock 'n' roll? / James Geasor --
... well if you can't hold the torch ... then why pass it ...? / Todd Craig --
"I wouldn't have nothing if I didn't have you" / Martín Kutnowski --
Why we crave horror movies / Stephen King --
Arnie's test day / Barry Peters.
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