Globalization: A Reader for Writers

Paperback | December 18, 2013

byMaria Jerskey

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Read. Write. Oxford.Using vibrant, challenging, and diverse selections, Globalization: A Reader for Writers invites students to explore what globalization means not just to their everyday lives but to the collective future of the world. The writers, scholars, artists, journalists, and activists represented in thisreader transcend globalization as a theme, challenging students to see globalization as a term that they need to define for themselves. This reader presents a more open-ended, less determined perspective than the "West and the Rest" agenda by offering articles that are personal and local yet alsoengaging to a broader global audience. Developed for the freshman composition course, Globalization: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in an academicdiscourse about globalization.Globalization: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

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Read. Write. Oxford.Using vibrant, challenging, and diverse selections, Globalization: A Reader for Writers invites students to explore what globalization means not just to their everyday lives but to the collective future of the world. The writers, scholars, artists, journalists, and activists represented in thisreader transcend globa...

Maria Jerskey is Associate Professor of Education and Language Acquisition at LaGuardia Community College in New York.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019994752X

ISBN - 13:9780199947522

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1.1. Being and Becoming GlobalTyler Olsen: "In Zarafshan." The Morning NewsMarcelo Gleiser: "Globalization: Two Visions of the Future of Humanity"Kwame Anthony Appiah: "The Shattered Mirror," Excerpt from CosmpolitanismJeffrey N. Wasserstrom: "A Mickey Mouse Approach to Globalization" Yale Global OnlineTanveer Ali: "The Subway Falafel Sandwich and the Americanization of Ethnic Food." Good2. Identity and PlacePico Iyer: "Lonely Places." Excerpt from Falling Off the MapJustin Nobel: "The Last Inuit of Quebec." The Smart SetHumera Afridi: "A Gentle Madness." GrantaJulian Hill: "In Search of Black Identity in Uganda" GlimpseJulia Whitty: "All the Disappearing Islands." Mother Jones3. Body, Mind, and SpiritAnn Fadiman: "Birth" The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two CulturesLatif Nasser: "Do some cultures have their own ways of going mad?" Boston GlobeAndrew Guest: "Pursuing the Science of Happiness" Oregon HumanitiesPeter Manseau: "Plasticize Me" GuernicaElizabeth Dwoskin: "Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs" Business WeekStefany Anne Golberg: "You Can Take It with You" The Smart Set4. Languages in ContactLera Boroditsky: "How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?" EdgeStephen Pax Leonard: "Death by Monoculture." University of Cambridge ResearchJames Angelos: "Passing the Test." World Policy JournalReshma Krishnamurthy Sharma: "The New Language Landscape." The HinduPallavi Polanki: "Operation Mind Your Language." OpenJulie Traves: "The Church of Please and Thank You." This Magazine5. Communication and TechnologyEthan Zuckerman: "A Small World After All?" The Wilson QuarterlyFrank Bures: "Can You Hear Us Now?" World ArkNatana J. DeLong-Bas: "The New Social Media and the Arab Spring." Oxford Islamic Studies OnlineTeju Cole: "The White Savior Industrial Complex." The AtlanticRudabeh Pakravan: "Territory Jam." PlacesRob Horning: "The Accidental Bricoleurs." N+16. Earning and Spending"The New Grand Tour." The EconomistCharles Kenny: "Haiti Doesn't Need Your Old T-Shirt." Foreign PolicyTate Watkins: "How Oliberte, the Anti-TOMS, Makes Shoes and Jobs in Africa." GoodAvantika Bhuyan: "The Enchanted Bylanes." OpenSimon Akam: "The Long and Winding Road." More Intelligent LifeMaureen Orth: "The Luxury Frontier." Wall Street Journal7. Gender MattersChristina Larsen: "The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies." Foreign PolicyDoug Clark: "Leopard-Print Headscarves: Wearing the Veil in Banda Aceh, Indonesia" GlimpseLeila Ahmed: "Reinventing the Veil." Financial TimesOliver Broudy: "Body-Building in Afghanistan." Men's HealthMark LeVine: "Killing Emos, and the Future, in Iraq." Al JazeeraChloe Lewis: "The Invisible Migrant Man: Questioning Gender Privileges." Open Democracy8. Media and CultureRoozbeh Shirazi: "Beyond Mullahs and Persian Party People: The Invisibility of Being Iranian on TV." JadaliyyaBlake Gopnik: "Revolution in a Can." Foreign PolicySarah Lacy: "You Think Hollywood Is Rough? Welcome to the Chaos, Excitement and Danger of Nollywood." TechCrunchJackson Allers: "Voice of the Streets: The Birth of a Hip-Hop Movement." World Hip Hop MarketCharukesi Ramadurai: "Fading Lights in Mumbai." More Intelligent LifeJeff Chang: "So You Think They Can Break-Dance?" Salon9. Change and TransformationMartin Walker: "The World's New Numbers." The Wilson QuarterlyDamon Tabor: "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be the Taliban." OutsidePetina Gappah: "Zimbabwe" GuernicaPaul Salopek: "The Last Famine." Foreign PolicyFrancis Kuria: "It's Time for the Turkana To Leave Their Wastelands And Settle Down." Daily NationAbhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo: "More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World." Foreign PolicyAppendix: Researching and Writing About Globalization