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Border Texts : Cultural Readings for Contemporary Writers - 99 edition

Border Texts : Cultural Readings for Contemporary Writers (ISBN10: 0395677289; ISBN13: 9780395677285)
ISBN13: 978-0395677285
ISBN10: 0395677289

Summary: This thematic reader explores a wide range of critical questions about American culture, focusing on the physical and symbolic borders that define and limit its meaning. The text's 75 selections address the construction of individual identities, group identities, and notions of difference and "other"ness in local, national, and virtual communities. Featuring writers from widely varied backgrounds and perspectives, Border Texts includes both conventio
nal texts (expository and analytic essays, poems, and short fiction) and nonconventional texts (photographs, advertising art, graphic novels, and maps).
  • 75 selections address the construction of identity and the negotiation of differences across gender, ethnic, race, and class boundaries.
  • Graphic images (more than 30 in the readings) are treated as texts, with questions that lead students to connect them to the readings and the chapter themes.
  • A text-specific Web site supports the book with (a) sources for critical thinking about cyberspace and the Web, and for electronic fieldwork on identity, community, place, and difference; (b) links to research and resources relevant to the book's topics; and (c) hypertext guides to the integration of concepts across Border Texts.
  • "Home Page" sections introduce and frame each chapter, presenting key concepts through substantive overview essays and critical questions. Introductory materials build in sophistication across chapters.
  • End-of-chapter writing suggestions, carefully keyed to the chapters' framing essays and critical questions, draw together various readings and focus students on significant issues.
  • Post-reading questions address both rhetorical and cultural issues in formats suitable for journal entries, group work, writing topics, and Web research.
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Summary: This thematic reader explores a wide range of critical questions about American culture, focusing on the physical and symbolic borders that define and limit its meaning. The text's 75 selections address the construction of individual identities, group identities, and notions of difference and "other"ness in local, national, and virtual communities. Featuring writers from widely varied backgrounds and perspectives, Border Texts includes both conventional texts (expository and analytic essays, poems, and short fiction) and nonconventional texts (photographs, advertising art, graphic novels, and maps).
  • 75 selections address the construction of identity and the negotiation of differences across gender, ethnic, race, and class boundaries.
  • Graphic images (more than 30 in the readings) are treated as texts, with questions that lead students to connect them to the readings and the chapter themes.
  • A text-specific Web site supports the book with (a) sources for critical thinking about cyberspace and the Web, and for electronic fieldwork on identity, community, place, and difference; (b) links to research and resources relevant to the book's topics; and (c) hypertext guides to the integration of concepts across Border Texts.
  • "Home Page" sections introduce and frame each chapter, presenting key concepts through substantive overview essays and critical questions. Introductory materials build in sophistication across chapters.
  • End-of-chapter writing suggestions, carefully keyed to the chapters' framing essays and critical questions, draw together various readings and focus students on significant issues.
  • Post-reading questions address both rhetorical and cultural issues in formats suitable for journal entries, group work, writing topics, and Web research.
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Edition/Copyright: 99
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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