Gary Colombo, Los Angeles City College; Robert Cullen, San Jose State University; Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind. Apr 8, Available in: Paperback. Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and. Rereading America has ratings and 24 reviews. Gary Colombo, ” Rereading America” has remained the most widely adopted book of its kind because of.
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There certainly is a zmerica slant, as the conservative writers included really only create the barest semblance of balance. Published March 1st by Bedford Books first published My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The common concern in the articles and the image is that gender and social status have been allowed in the American society to destroy the social fabric. We used topics from the book as our weekly discussions so I was able to get ajerica lot of different interpretations of this book, which was unique to me.
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However, most of the articles in the amerlca attempt to reduce the common feeling and help expose the deeper roots of the concern. I love Rereading America.
A lot of the subjects are things that you have never thought of before xolombo find yourself being passionate about them right away after you read it. Account Options Sign in. With all of the short selections, its kinda like eating rereaidng snacks May 22, Ashley is currently reading it Recommends it for: A welcomed change of pace from having to read a shelf of books for a class to reading essays that we could really get our teeth into and discuss.
It is largely essays with a mixing of fictionalized histories and some stories, but, here is the important thing, everything about this book is quality. In particular, the two articles hereby explored demonstrate resetting the goals for Americans ameerica start by redefining themselves and their connections to one another. I especially enjoyed the contrast between the Horatio Ager story about upward mobility and the Class in America article by Gary Mantsios.
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Read parts of this book in college Jul 05, Blackbook rated it liked it Recommends it for: Paperback7th Dereadingpages. Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: So it’s very one-dimensional, and at times felt very much like attempted indoctrination.
See 2 questions about Rereading America…. You are not shown how things went down for the religious, or even government officials. Quite copombo this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the “mythology” of America.
Mantsios believes that people who do not consider the existence of the social classes a fact deceive themselves in an attempt to hide from the facts. You are not really encouraged to delve deeper into what you really believe, only what the author’s of the book want to push you towards. I’m reading parts of this book for my college English class, but it is such a thought-provoking book that I read other sections.
Equal opportunity for all Americans is one of the concepts that has developed over time with a wide range of experts and scholars exploring the equity issue from different perspectives. Amr Mohamed rated it liked it Jan 04, The offerings are grouped according to a theme: The articles bring about the deep realities that most Americans assume to be unrelated to their lives in the past and the future. However, there are major differences in these struggles depending on the individual gender and race.
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About Table of Contents Instructor Resources. It’s a collection of articles which subject matter is rooted in American culture.
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From the statistics, there is a relationship between the social class that people belong to and their scores on a standardized test Barbara and Mantsios use their articles to describe the most common forms of denial of individual opportunities that are currently seen in the American society. May 09, angrykitty rated it really liked it Shelves: Secondly, when compared to the other historical pictures of slaves working in the cotton fields, the white girl now looks better off.
For his or her, life is about struggling to obtain the basic needs. Recognising that the existing frameworks inhibit social justice through the systems that deny individuals of their opportunities as Americans must be the first step towards solving the concern.
Zainab Muthafar rated it liked it May 05, Feb 20, Bailey Timmons rated it really liked it. Andrew rated it liked it Apr 23, The image then gives an even deeper concept of the concern by first introducing the aspect of gender as a factor in the access to opportunity.
Provocative questions are raised – things that might shock kids out of complacenc This anthology includes a pretty wide range of viewpoints and ideas about topics like gender relations, education and race – from Rick Rereadjng to Thoreau. This is THE reader I will be using for class. Their lack of opportunities, either based on their gender and social reeading means that they will become vulnerable to mistreatment and exploitation that further threaten their healthy living.
Gosia rated it it was amazing Apr 25, The paper will also relate the articles to the image of a white girl picking cotton found in the book under the images of individual opportunity in America After I dropped the English class I kept the book and am reading it in my free time. So, this is not ammerica book that I took too seriously once I realized it.