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The Resourceful Reader 6th Edition

Suzanne Strobeck Webb, Lou Ann Thompson

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2001
  • 496 Pages


Rhetorically organized and containing more contemporary selections than other readers, the new edition emphasizes the rhetorical situation and writing about images.

Suzanne Strobeck Webb, Texas Woman's University, Emerita

Lou Ann Thompson, Texas Woman's University

Lou Ann Thompson is Professor of English and Rhetoric at Texas Woman's University, where she teaches British Romanticism, creative writing, and courses in film and visual rhetoric as well as a variety of other rhetoric classes. She has published creative work and scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics related to writing, literature, and film. She has taught at seven different universities, and was an editor for the New Mexico Humanities Review.
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *Alice Green, Chick with the Stick. Brent Staples, Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space. *Lara Kate Cohen, High School Confidential. *Sue Halpern, Recipe for Change. *Jack Hitt, The Hidden Life of SUVs. *Julia Cass, The Moses Factor. *Brian Doherty, John Ashcroft''s Power Grab. *Images: Texas Woman''s University (Photograph). Ford Motor Company (Advertisement).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. Roy Fowler, Roadblocks. *Maria Said, Half-Walls Between Us. *John Hockenberry, The Hockenberry File. *Patricia Reynoso, Loving Papi. *Assaf Oron, An Open Letter to American Jews (and Other Friends of Israel). Maya Angelou, Momma, the Dentist, and Me. *Cecilia Ballí, Return to Padre. *Images: Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Marriage (Painting). Chevy Malibu (Advertisement).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. Marta Salazar, Welcome to Wilderness! *Patricia Brady, The Blobs. *Mary Pipher, Excerpt from The Middle of Everywhere. Aaron McCarroll Gallegos, Singing with All the Saints. *Greg Smith, The Body Farm. *Smita Madan Paul and Kiran Desai, Sari Story. Bruce Barcott, Beyond the Valley of the Damned. *Images: Lorenzo Ciniglio, People Run for Their Lives as One of the Twin Towers Collapses (Photograph). *Jennifer Brown, A NYPD Officer Is Treated at a Triage Center Following the Collapse of Both World Trade Center Towers (Photograph).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *Veronica Ashida, Paper Mountains, Paper Valleys. *Leonard Felder, Developing a Mindful Way of Eating. *Anamary Pelayo, Hot Tempered? Garrison Keillor, How to Write a Personal Letter. Margery Guest, Sugaring. Michael Kernan, Zoo Medicine. *Jane O''Reilly, Click! The Housewife''s Moment of Truth. *Images: Eric Parsons, Jenny, a Search and Rescue Dog, Is Lowered during a Rappelling Drill (Photograph). *Gaseous Diffusion Uranium Enrichment Process (Diagram).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *Timothy Davis, World Trade or World Charade? John M. Williams, And Here''s the Pitch. Jack E. White, Growing Up in Black and White. *Susan K. Perry, Right Here, Write Now. *Margo Monteith and Jeffrey Winters, Why We Hate. *Walt Mueller, What''s So Bad About Bullies? *Margaret Talbot, Girls Just Want to Be Mean. Images: (Advertisement). * (Advertisement).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. Keisha Jackson, The Real Truth about Cats and Dogs. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts. *Robin Morgan, Dispatch from Beijing. *Beth Ann Fennelly, Fruits We''ll Never Taste, Languages We''ll Never Hear: The Need for Needless Complexity. *Richard Rodriguez, The Male God of the Desert. *Paul Goldberger, Requiem. David Morris, Small Is Still Beautiful. *Images: Toyota (Advertisement). Working Assets (Advertisement).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *Joaquin Campos, U.S. Military Actions. Martin Luther King Jr., Three Types of Resistance to Oppression. Desmond Morris, Territorial Behavior. *Ellen McGrath, Recovering from Trauma. *William Saletan, Get It Straight. Jacqueline Berke, The Qualities of Good Writing. Ron Geraci, Which Stooge Are You? *Images: Elliott Erwitt, USA. New York. New Rochelle. 1955. (Photograph). *Laurence Monneret, Elderly Couple Kissing under Umbrella (Photograph).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *Tanisha Carter, White-Collar Crime. *Barbara Ehrenreich, A Mystery of Misogyny. *Kimberly Kagan, Hegemony, Not Empire. Ruben Navarrette Jr., Is It Reverse Discrimination? *Lindsy Van Gelder, It''s Not Nice to Mess with Mother Nature. Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, Land of Identities. Monica Ramirez Basco, The ''Perfect'' Trap. *Images: Peter Paul Rubens, Venus before a Mirror (Painting). *Kevin R. Morris, Karen Woman (Photograph).
Introduction with Analysis of Student Essay. *DeVon Freeman, Community College: Not Just for Dumb Kids. Aurora Levins Morales, Liberation Genealogy. *Deborah Stone, Why We Need a Care Movement. *Ralph Nader, Blinded by Power. *Newt Gingrich, Follow the Light. Randall Kennedy, You Can''t Judge a Crook by His Color. *Gregory Stock and Francis Fukuyama, The Clone Wars. *Images: Pablo Picasso, Guernica (Painting). *Our Carelessness, Their Secret Weapon (Poster).
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave. Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal. Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence. Mary Wollstonecraft, The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed. Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth. *Judy Brady, I Want a Wife. *Images: Leonardo da Vinci, La Gioconda (Mona Lisa) (Painting). *Bob Jackson, Lee Harvey Oswald Being Shot by Jack Ruby (Photograph). *Matty Zimmerman, Marilyn Monroe (Photograph). Coca-Cola (Logo).
Literary Credits.
Photo Credits.
*Denotes new to this edition.

"Students seem to enjoy the essays and in-class discussions of them. I attribute this to the reasonable size of the selections and fact that no elevated vocabulary level or specialized knowledge is required to understand them"

"I described (the book) just the other day with great enthusiasm. I was eager to show off the TOC as a way of saying, "Look at all this good stuff I’m using next semester." There is good depth in the range of authors represented and the articles are interesting and varied in subject matter. I pointed out my favorite articles, but was especially eager to show off the chapter on essay exam writing. My colleague agreed that it was interesting and would, no doubt, prove useful to our student population."

"RR is an aptly named text, offering, as it does, an elegant and thoughtfully integrated composition tool, which connects your handbook and your reader in ways that we only ever dreamed of before. It takes some of the guesswork, or at least much of the groundwork, out of setting up a class and lets the instructor and students hit the ground running. There is a broad range of engaging essay resources and the handbook tie-in offers rich opportunities for assignments that shape a broad range of skills for the whole student."

"I would adopt RR because of its appeal to both teacher and student needs-easy, wide usage."