Word And World: A Critical Thinking Reader by Kent LewisWord And World: A Critical Thinking Reader by Kent Lewis

Word And World: A Critical Thinking Reader

byKent Lewis

Paperback | February 13, 2006

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World and Word: A Critical Thinking Reader 1st edition, offers a different approach to academic writing. Although it contains many familiar subjects, they have been arranged to tell a slightly different story; the power of language to affect perception. English instructors can use these lessons to help students sharpen essay writing, clarify thought, and receive better grades. More importantly however, these lessons help students become aware of how words create meaning - on the printed page, in the courtroom, on the job, in the video screen, in the classroom, and across the nation - and how sometime meaning is created for them.
Title:Word And World: A Critical Thinking ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176414967

ISBN - 13:9780176414962


Table of Contents

Introduction: In the Thrall of LanguageGeorge Orwell, Politics and the English Language, 1946Neil Postman, Defending Against the IndefensibleBrian Fawcett, Politics and the English Language, 1991Chapter One: NamesWilliam Lutz, With These Words I Can Sell You AnythingEmil Sher, Words That WoundRichard Dawkins, Now Here''s a Bright Idea!The Onion, IBM Emancipates 8,000 Wage SlavesChapter Two: DefinitionMichael Moore, What is Terrorism?Joel Bakan, From The CorporationWendy McElroy, Defining PornographyDaniel Francis, The Bureaucrat''s IndianDrew Hayden Taylor, Pretty Like a White BoyMarlene Nourbese Philip, Why Multiculturalism Can''t End RacismAdbusters, Born to ShopChapter Three: MetaphorsMargaret Atwood, You Fit Into MeLynn Crosbie, all my seasick sailorsEarle Birney, Canada: Case HistoryMarilyn Dumont, Leather and NaughahydeGeorge Elliott Clarke, PrimitivismPei Hsien Lim, untitled threeGeorge Lakoff, Metaphors That KillLinda McQuaig, Tax Haven In The SnowNaomi Klein, Don''t Fence Us InChapter Four: Simple WordsRobert Anton Wilson, What Is ''Against Nature''?Thomas Szasz, DiseaseJohn Ralston Saul, Selections from The Doubter''s CompanionSusan L. Brown, Does Work Really Work?Chapter Five: QuestionsHarold Bloom, ''Preface and Prelude'' from The Western CanonEllen Fein and Sherri Schneider, Selections from The RulesREAL Women, Marriage Between a Man and a WomanNARTH, Our PurposeWard Churchill, Declaration of War Against Exploiters of Lakota SpiritualityChapter Six: GenresAlison Hearn, Image SlavesAesop, The Wolf and the LambAesop,The Crow and the PitcherHans Christian Andersen, The Little Match GirlSpencer Holst, The Zebra StorytellerJon Scieszka, The Really Ugly DucklingEllie Tesher, Selections from ''Ask Ellie''Dan Savage, Selections from ''Savage Love''Jonathan Swift, A Modest ProposalTaras Grescoe, The White PerilAnonymous, The Writing WorkshopChapter Seven: MediaDavid Model, DeceptionJames Winter, ''Preface'' to MediaThinkMark Kingwell, Ten Steps to the Creation of a Modern Media IconElayne Rapping, Watching The Eye-Witless NewsBarbara McLintock, Cancerous JournalismJoel Andreas, Militarism and the MediaChapter Eight: ArgumentStephen Jay Gould, Evolution as Fact and TheoryGuy Dauncey, The Greenhouse EffectRonald Bailey, Eating Tasty Clones: Is Cloned Steak Good For You?David Steele, Danger Lurks in a Biotech WorldPaul Watson, In Defense of Tree-SpikingMichael Taube, Is Globalization Good for Canada? YesKalle Lasn, The Global Economic Pyramid SchemePatricia Pearson, Girls Will Be GirlsAppendix A: Common Grammatical MistakesAppendix B: ParagraphsAppendix C: SummaryAppendix D: Documentation