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A Reader for Writers

Maria Jerskey

Publication Date - 11 December 2013

ISBN: 9780199947522

544 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Read. Write. Oxford. What does it mean to you to be part of a globalized world?


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 this reader 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 also engaging 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 academic discourse 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.

About the Author(s)

Maria Jerskey is Associate Professor of Education and Language Acquisition at LaGuardia Community College.

Table of Contents

    1. Being and Becoming Global
    Tyler Olsen, "In Zarafshan." The Morning News
    Marcelo Gleiser. "Globalization: Two Visions of the Future of Humanity." National Public Radio
    Kwame Anthony Appiah, "The Shattered Mirror." Excerpt from Cosmpolitanism
    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, "A Mickey Mouse Approach to Globalization." Yale Global Online
    Tanveer Ali, "The Subway Falafel Sandwich and the Americanization of Ethnic Food." Good
    2. Identity and Place
    Pico Iyer, "Lonely Places." Excerpt from Falling Off the Map
    Justin Nobel, "The Last Inuit of Quebec." The Smart Set
    Humera Afridi, "A Gentle Madness." Granta
    Julian Hill, "In Search of Black Identity in Uganda." Glimpse
    Julia Whitty, "All the Disappearing Islands." Mother Jones
    3. Body, Mind, and Spirit
    Ann Fadiman, "Birth" Excerpt from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
    Latif Nasser, "Do Some Cultures Have Their Own Ways of Going Mad?" Boston Globe
    Andrew Guest, "Pursuing the Science of Happiness." Oregon Humanities
    Peter Manseau, "Plasticize Me." Guernica
    Elizabeth Dwoskin, "Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs." Bloomberg Businessweek
    Stefany Anne Golberg, "You Can Take It with You." The Smart Set
    4. Languages in Contact
    Lera Boroditsky. "How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?" Edge
    Stephen Pax Leonard, "Death by Monoculture." University of Cambridge: Research
    James Angelos, "Passing the Test." World Policy Journal
    Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma, "The New Language Landscape." The Hindu
    Pallavi Polanki, "Operation Mind Your Language." Open
    Julie Traves, "The Church of Please and Thank You." This Magazine
    5. Communication and Technology
    Ethan Zuckerman, "A Small World After All?" The Wilson Quarterly
    Frank Bures, "Can You Hear Us Now?" World Ark
    Natana J. DeLong-Bas, "The New Social Media and the Arab Spring." Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Teju Cole, "The White Savior Industrial Complex." The Atlantic
    Rudabeh Pakravan, "Territory Jam." Places
    Rob Horning, "The Accidental Bricoleurs." n+1
    6. Earning and Spending
    "The New Grand Tour." The Economist
    Charles Kenny, "Haiti Doesn't Need Your Old T-Shirt." Foreign Policy
    Tate Watkins, "How Oliberté, the Anti-TOMS, Makes Shoes and Jobs in Africa." Good
    Avantika Bhuyan, "The Enchanted Bylanes." Open
    Simon Akam, "The Long and Winding Road." More Intelligent Life
    Maureen Orth, "The Luxury Frontier." Wall Street Journal
    7. Gender Matters
    Christina Larsen, "The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies." Foreign Policy
    Doug Clark, "Crimson Leopard-Print Headscarves: Wearing the Veil in Banda Aceh, Indonesia." Glimpse
    Leila Ahmed, "Reinventing the Veil." Financial Times
    Oliver Broudy, "Body-Building in Afghanistan." Men's Health
    Mark Levine, "Killing Emos, and the Future, in Iraq." Al Jazeera
    Chloé Lewis, "The Invisible Migrant Man: Questioning Gender Privileges." openDemocracy
    8. Pop Culture
    Roozbeh Shirazi, "Beyond Mullahs and Persian Party People: The Invisibility of Being Iranian on TV." Jadaliyya
    Blake Gopnik, "Revolution in a Can." Foreign Policy
    Sarah Lacy, "You Think Hollywood Is Rough? Welcome to the Chaos, Excitement and Danger of Nollywood." TechCrunch
    Jackson Allers, "Voice of the Streets: The Birth of a Hip-Hop Movement." World Hip Hop Market
    Charukesi Ramadurai, "Fading Lights in Mumbai." More Intelligent Life
    Jeff Chang, "So You Think They Can Break-Dance?" Salon
    9. Change and Transformation
    Martin Walker, "The World's New Numbers." The Wilson Quarterly
    Damon Tabor, "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be the Taliban." Outside
    Petina Gappah, "Zimbabwe." Guernica
    Paul Salopek, "The Last Famine." Foreign Policy
    Francis Kuria, "It's Time for the Turkana to Leave Their Wastelands And Settle Down." Daily Nation
    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, "More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World." Foreign Policy
    Appendix: Researching and Writing About Globalization

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