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Overview

With compelling selections by some of the world's most respected and critically acclaimed writers, THE NEW WORLD READER, 5th Edition, encourages exploration of the significant global issues of the 21st century. Students gain a deeper understanding of the topics that affect their lives, such as the challenges and consequences of globalization, global warming, bilingual education, and redefined gender roles. Challenged by such notable contemporary thinkers and writers as Jhumpa Lahiri, Atul Gawande, Niall Ferguson, Edwidge Danticat, and Jane Goodall, students develop their reading and critical-thinking skills. A consistent pedagogical apparatus includes brief chapter introductions, author headnotes, and pre-reading questions that offer students a preview of the central theme in each section. Exercise sets follow each essay, providing opportunities for deeper writing, reading, and discussion. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

Gilbert H. Muller, The City University of New York, LaGuardia College

Gilbert H. Muller is a Professor Emeritus of English at LaGuardia Community College and the author of several college textbooks as well as scholarly books on William Cullen Bryant and Flannery O'Connor.
  • To provide students with quick and easy access to the latest changes in MLA style, The Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition, is packaged free with each student text.
  • More than fifteen new selections include provocative and compelling essays by such well-known authors, commentators, and public advocates, and intellectuals as Jhumpa Lahiri, Atul Gawande, Naomi Klein, and Niall Ferguson.
  • To introduce students to emerging writers with fresh ideas and perspectives—and also to established professionals who might not be well-known—this edition presents essays by Oscar Martinez on the crisis of Central American refugee children; Morgan Bazilian on the importance of energy development as a means to alleviate the problems associated with poverty; Ana Menendez on the impact of early bilingual education; Shiraz Maher on the rise of the Islamic state; and other compelling new authors.
  • MindTap® English for The New World Reader is a personalized online teaching and learning experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking—while allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.
  • The text emphasizes contemporary global issues with essays on very recent topics and trends such as the super-rich, the American cultural experience, the Arab Spring, social networking, climate change, and gender equality.
  • All images in the text, including photographs, artwork, cartoons, graphs, and maps, are accompanied by questions for informed response and analysis.
  • An updated research appendix provides extensive research assistance, including information on locating and evaluating resources, the most recent MLA style guidelines, and research methodology.
1. THINKING, READING, AND WRITING ABOUT THE NEW GLOBAL ERA.
Critical Thinking. Narration and Description. Exposition. Argument and Persuasion. Thinking About an Essay: Nicholas D. Kristof, "China: The Educated Giant". Reading Critically. Steps to Reading Critically. Reading Visual Texts. Reading an Essay Critically: Susan Bordo, "The Globalization of Eating Disorders". Writing in Response to Reading. Prewriting. Drafting. Revision. Writing in Response to an Essay: Chrystia Freeland, "The Rich Are Different from You and Me".
2. NEW AMERICAN MOSAIC: ARE WE BECOMING A UNIVERSAL NATION?
Ellis Cose, "Red, Brown, and Blue". Bharati Mukherjee, "American Dreamer". Lee C. Bollinger, "Why Diversity Matters". Randa Jarrar, "Deportation Order". Dwight N. Hopkins, "Beyond Black and White: The Hawaiian President". Richard Rodriguez, "The ''''Great Wall of America''''". Firoozeh Dumas, "Mall Together Now".
3. AMERICA AND THE WORLD: HOW DO OTHERS PERCEIVE US?
Oscar Martinez, "The Children Will Keep Coming". Mehdi Hasan, "Why I Could Never Hate America". Elie Wiesel, "The America I Love". Alkman Granitsas, "Americans Are Tuning Out the World". Sasha Abramsky, "Waking Up from the American Dream". Fouad Ajami, "The Anti-Americans".
4. SPEAKING IN TONGUES: DOES LANGUAGE UNIFY OR DIVIDE US?
Kevin Clarke, "Tweet Like an Egyptian". Manuel Munoz, "Leave Your Name at the Border". Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue". Ana Menendez, "The Bilingual Imagination". Chang-rae Lee, "Mute in an English-Only World". Jhumpa Lahiri, "My Two Lives".
Robin Tolmach Lakoff, "The Power of Words in Wartime".
5. GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS: ARE SEX AND GENDER ROLES CHANGING?
Lizette Alvarez, "Arranged Marriages Get a Little Reshuffling". Kofi A. Annan, "In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman''''s Face". Atul Gawande, "Naked". Elaine Sciolino, "The French, the Veil, and the Look". Mike Ceaser, "A Dark Window on Human Trafficking".
Barbara Ehrenreich and Annette Fuentes, "Life on the Global Assembly Line".
6. THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
Thomas L. Friedman, "Prologue: The Super-Story". Dennis McCafferty, "Brave New Social World". Lisa Miller, "How to Raise a Global Kid". Johan Norberg, "The Noble Feat of Nike". Jared Diamond, "Globalization Rocked the Ancient World Too". Joseph S. Nye Jr., "Fear Not Globalization".
7. CULTURE WARS: WHOSE CULTURE IS IT, ANYWAY?
Lisa See, "Have Roots, Will Travel". Henry Louis Gates Jr., "Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?". Luis Alberto Urrea, "Manifest Destiny". Mac Margolis, "It''''s a Mall World After All". Richard Pells, "Does the World Still Care About American Culture?" Jamaica Kincaid, "On Seeing England for the First Time".
8. THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS: IS CONFLICT AVOIDABLE?
K. Oanh Ha, "American Dream Boat". Hisham Matar, "The Light". Niall Ferguson, "America''''s ''''Oh Sh*t'''' Moment". Margaret Atwood, "When Afghanistan Was at Peace". Karen Armstrong, "Fundamentalism Is Here to Stay". Amartya Sen, "A World Not Neatly Divided".
9. THE AGE OF TERROR: WHAT IS THE JUST RESPONSE?
Suzanne Berne, "Where Nothing Says Everything". Shiraz Maher, "Bin Laden''''s Final Triumph". Shirin Ebadi, "Reading a Death Warrant in Tehran". Naomi Shihab Nye, "To Any Would-Be Terrorists". Paul Krugman, "Why We Fight Wars". Reza Aslan, "Losing the ''''War".
10. GLOBAL AID: CAN WE REDUCE DISEASE AND POVERTY?
Morgan D. Bazilian, "Power to the Poor". Tae Yoo, "Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?". Edwidge Danticat, "A Year and a Day". Michael T. Osterholm, "What We''''re Afraid to Say About Ebola". Peter Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty".
Anuradha Mittal, "Technology Won''''t Feed the World''''s Hungry".
11. THE FATE OF THE EARTH: CAN WE PRESERVE THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT?
Jane Goodall, "To Save Chimps". Naomi Klein, "The Change Within". Al Gore, "We Can''''t Wish Away Climate Change". Stephen R. Palumbi, "The High-Stakes Battle Over Brute-Force Engineering". Bill McKibben, "A Place That Makes Sense". Jonathan Schell, "A Hole in the World".
APPENDIX A. Conducting Research in the Global Era. Introduction. The Research Process. The Writing Process. Documentation. Sample Professional Essay (MLA Style).
APPENDIX B. Glossary of Rhetorical Terms.
APPENDIX C. Glossary of Globalization Terms.
Index.
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