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Reading our histories, understanding our cultures : a sequenced approach to thinking, reading, and writing

Author: Kathleen McCormick
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Allyn and Bacon, ©1999.
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This anthology of readings asks students to engage in critical thinking by looking at the cultural and historical basis of each selection. Includes chapters on fashion, technology, the environment,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McCormick
ISBN: 0205261760 9780205261765
OCLC Number: 39727877
Description: xxxii, 602 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapters begin with "Introduction" and conclude with "Assignment Sequences" and "For Further Research." Preface. Introduction. I.I AND IDEOLOGY. 1.Kathleen McCormick and Charles Lipka, Locating Ourselves in History and Culture. Assignment 1: Personal Conflict Narrative.Assignment 2: Analysis of Perspectives at the Time of the Conflict.Assignment 3: Analysis of Change in Your Perspective Over Time.Assignment 4 (Optional): Analysis in Relation to Other Students.Assignment 5: Final Paper.2. Sherry Horton and Kathleen McCormick, Fashion: Selves and Surfaces. Introduction: Retaining Your Personal Voice with More Public Subjects.Reading the Signs around Us: Why Begin with Fashion?What Is Fashion?Locating Fashion in Larger Historical and Cultural Contexts.Active Reading Strategies.J. C. Flugel, The Great Masculine Renunciation. Ida Husted Harper, Amazing Reactions to Women in Bloomers. Amelia Bloomer, Female Attire: An Exchange with the Seneca County Courier. Anne Hollander, Sex and Suits: The Power of Form. John Darnton, `Skeletal' Models Create Furor Over British Vogue. Marjorie Garber, Pushing Borderlines: Gender Crossover. Michiko Kakutani, Common Threads. II.ABSORBING STORIES, CREATING IDENTITIES. 3.Donald Jones and Kerry Beckford, Family Portraits: Changing Roles. Introduction: "Spying" a Family.Peter Stearns, Reinventing the Family. Louisa May Alcott, Conquering Themselves So Beautifully. Frederick Douglass, Families Enslaved. Mary Wilkes Freeman, The Revolt of `Mother'. David Osborne, Beyond the Cult of Fatherhood. Richard Goldstein, The Gay Family. 4. Leta Weiss Marks, Beauties and Beasts: The Tales within Us. Introduction: Why Study a Fairy Tale?Lucius Apuleius, Cupid and Psyche. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Lady and the Lion. Madame Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast. Bruno Bettelheim, Resolution and Restoration in Beauty and the Beast. Jack Zipes, Beauty and the Beast: A Lesson in Submission. Marina Warner, Go! Be a Beast. Angela Carter, from The Tiger's Bride. 5.Sherry Horton and Donald Jones, Questioning U.S. High Schools: What to Teach and How to Learn. Theodore R. Sizer, What High School Is. Charles Eliot et al., In the Beginning ... The 1893 Report of the Committee of Ten. Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education, `The Magnificent Seven' Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education: 1918. John Dewey, Between Traditional and Progressive Education. Jonathan Kozol, from Savage Inequalities. Myra and David Sadker, Missing in Interaction. Mike Rose, Pasadena: Revised Images of Excellence. 6.Alan G. Schmidt, Elvis Presley: Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be). Introduction: Man or Myth?New York Times, Elvis Forever. Jack Gould, TV: New Phenomenon. Stanley Booth, Situation Report: Elvis in Memphis, 1967. Greil Marcus, Fanfare. Clark Porteous, A Lonely Life Ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard. Linda Ray Pratt, Elvis, or the Ironies of a Southern Identity. Ron Rosenbaum, Among the Believers. III.CONTESTING PEOPLE, CONTESTED SPACES. 7.Sally Terrell and Cynthia Reik, The American City: Dreams and Nightmares. Introduction: City Visions What's Good about ... ?Kalamu ya Salaam, What's Good about New Orleans? Ellen Ryan,What's Good about St. Paul? Chellis Clendinning,What's Good about San Francisco. Richard Dahl,What's Good about Boston? Jane Addams,The Settlement House Concept and Individual Commitment. F.K. Kingsbury,In Defense of the City: Observing Urban Progress. Urbanism Committee, The National Government Takes a Stand on America's Cities. Maya Angelou, Gi' Me a Penny. Adam Walinsky, Cities under Assault. Jonathan Franzen, Why We Need Cities. Cornell West, Waiting. 8.Ed Klonoski, Galileo to Gates: Human Reactions to Technology. Introduction: Living with Our Tools.Jerome J. Langford, The Trial of Galileo. Giorgio de Santillana, Galileo's Crime. James B. Reston, Jr., Galileo Reconsidered. Edward Cornish, The Cyber Future. Howard E. Rheingold, Will We Live Well and Prosper in the Age of Networks? Sherry Turkle, Natural and Artificial Intelligence. 9. Sushil K. Oswal, Progress or Destruction? Developing the Environment. Introduction: Analyzing Our Relationship to the Land.Annette Kolodny, Surveying the Virgin Land: The Documents of Exploration and Colonizations, 1500-1740. John Curbutt, Westward the Monarch Capitol Makes Its Way. Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives, Across the Continent - Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way. Frederick Jackson Turner, Pioneer Ideals and the State University. Henry Adams, from The Education of Henry Adams. Theodore Roosevelt, Wilderness Reserves: Yellowstone Park. Donella Meadows, The Limits to Growth. Cynthia Riggs, Access to Public Lands: A National Necessity. Ted Trainer, from Abandon Affluence! Al Gore, Environmentalism of the Spirit. Denis Smith, Business and the Environment: Towards a Paradigm Shift? Assignment Sequences. For Further Research. Credits. Index.
Responsibility: general editor, Kathleen McCormick.


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