Identity: A Reader for Writers by John Scenters-ZapicoIdentity: A Reader for Writers by John Scenters-Zapico

Identity: A Reader for Writers

byJohn Scenters-Zapico

Paperback | December 20, 2013

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Read. Write. Oxford.Identity: A Reader for Writers focuses on the essential topic of identity as it relates to culture, rhetoric, and the multiple modes of expression that are increasingly common in today's multilingual society. Each chapter in this reader asks students foundational questions about identity. Thesequestions include: Where are you from? Where did you go to school? What do you do for work? And whom do you love? While these questions appear easy to answer, students will learn as they work through the readings that their answers are linked to meaningful themes including language, nationality,labor, education, personal relationships, and privacy. Developed for the freshman composition course, Identity: 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 discussions aboutcritical literacy, cultural studies, and the writing process.Identity: 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.
John Scenters-Zapico is Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies and Director of the University Writing Center at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Title:Identity: A Reader for WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. What's in a Name? The Role of Language and IdentityKeith Dorwick: "Getting Called Fag." Digital Archive of Literacy NarrativesLillian Comas-Diaz: "Hispanics, Latinos, or Americanos: The Evolution of Identity." Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority PsychologyDaoud Kattub: "We Are Palestinians." NY TimesN. Scott Momaday: "The Names: A Memoir."Jill Filipovic: "Why should married women change their names? Let men change theirs." The GuardianAmy Tan: "Mother Tongue." The Threepenny ReviewDennis Baron: "Who Owns Global English." Baron's blog "The Web of Language."2. Where Are You From? Notions of Identity and PlaceBaratunde Thurston: "How to Be Black" NPRAllen Ginsberg: "America." Poem from HowlPat Buchanan: "Deconstructing America."Herbert E. Meyer: "Why Americans Hate this "Immigration" Debate." American ThinkerDinaw Mengestu: "Home at Last." Edited collection from Brooklyn Was MineGuy Merchant: "Unravelling the Social Network: Theory and Research."Jhumpa Lahari: "Rhode Island." State by State3. Where Did You Go to School? Education in AmericaTaylor Carcia: "Could Have Done Better." Digital Archive of Literacy NarrativesMike Rose: "I Just Want to Be Average."Patrick T. Terenzini and Ernest T. Pascarella: "Living With Myths: Undergraduate Education in America." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning"Education Pays: Education Pays in Higher Earnings and Lower Unemployment."Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (Chart) Brown v. Board of EducationMalcolm X: "Learning to Read."Victor Villanueva: "Spic in English!" BootstrapsRichard Rodriguez: "Achievement of Desire."Cathy Davidson: "Project Classroom Makeover." Now You See It4. What Do You Do? Work in America"Work, In Six Words." NPRJeffrey Zaslow: "The Most Praised Generation Goes to Work." Wall Street JournalLee Rainie: "Digital Natives Invade the Workplace." Pew Internet and American Life ProjectAnthony De Palma: "Fifteen Years on the Bottom Rung." NY TimesStephen Cruz: Studs TerkelStephen Marche: "We Are Not All Created Equal: The Truth About the American Class System." EsquireJacquelyn Smith: "The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America." ForbesDevon W. Carbado and Miti Gulati: "Working Identity." Acting White: Rethinking Race in "Post-Racial" America5. Whom Do You Love? Romance and Relationships in AmericaRobert Feldman: "Finding The 'Liar' In All Of Us." NPRTeresa DiFalco: "Internet Cheating: In the Clicks of a Mouse, a Betrayal." NY TimesDeborah Tannen: "Sex, Lies, and Conversation." Washington PostPlato: "Phaedrus" (Selected excerpts)Wallace Shawn: "Is Sex Interesting?" Harper's MagazineMichelle Chen: "Farewell, June Cleaver: "Non-Traditional Families" and Economic Opportunity." In These TimesElizabeth Bernstein: "Sibling Rivalry Grows Up." Wall Street JournalKirun Kapur: "Anthem." AGNI Online6. Where Do You Draw the Line? Privacy, Socializing, and Life Without Boundaries"Don't Trip Over Your Digital Footprint." NPRSherry Turkle: "How Computers Change the Way We Think." Chronicle of Higher EducationPeggy Orenstein: "The Way We Live Now: I Tweet Therefore I am." NY TimesRachel Dewoskin: "East Meets Tweet." Vanity FairHanni Fakhoury, Kurt Opsahl, and Rainy Reitman: "When Will our Email Betray Us? An Email Privacy Primer in Light of the Petraeus Saga." Electronic Frontier FoundationDan Fletcher: "How Facebook is Redefining Privacy" TimeAlan Norton: "10 Reasons Why I Avoid Social Networking Services." TechRepublic