Beyond Borders: A Cultural Reader, 2nd Edition

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This multicultural reader for first-year composition courses poses critical questions about American culture and the construction of identity. Beyond Borders includes both conventional writing (essays, poems, and short fiction) and less conventional works (photographs, advertisements, graphic novels, and maps). The thematically arranged readings raise questions and ideas about both individual and group identity. The interactive format shows students how to read and write by freely crossing the borders between writer and reader, student and critic, and consumer and producer.

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Note: Each chapter begins with Critical Questions and concludes with Critical Questions Revisited. 1. Borders of Identity: Stories of the Self Anon. Hopi: The Hopi Boy and the Sun (story) Anna Deavere Smith: Fires in the Mirror (play) Robert Hass: A Story About the Body (prose poem) Thomas King: Borders Joel Gilbert/Noel Ignatiev: Who Lost an American? Abigail Trooboof: The Gravity of Pink Amy Tan: Mother Tongue Jim Mince: The Begenning of the End Paul Schellenbacher (online journal) Evelyn Lau: Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid Tara Masih: Exotic, or "What Beach Do You Hang Out On?" Frank Bidart: Ellen West (poem) 2. Borders of Community: Difference and Otherness Ruben Martinez: Going Up in LA Leonard Kriegel: Tunnel Notes of a New Yorker Kai Erickson: Collective Trauma: Loss of Communality Daniel Kemmis: The Last Best Place: How Hardship and Limits Build Community Randall Balmer: Georgia Charismatics Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives Peter Marin: Helping and Hating the Homeless David Sibley: Feelings About Difference Elizabeth Bishop: In the Waiting Room (poem) Margery Garber: Vested Interests John Hartigan: The Baseball Game Robert Berkhofer Jr.: The White Man's Indian Stuart Hall: Ethnicity: Identity and Difference Gwendolyn Brooks: We Real Cool (poem) 3. Negotiating Borders: The Dynamics of Difference Mary Louise Pratt: Arts of the Contact Zone Richard White: The Middle Ground Roger Williams: A Key into the Language of America (phrasebook) Wong Sam and Assistants: An English-Chinese Phrase Book (phrasebook) Robert Blauner: Talking Past Each Other: Black and White Languages of Race Rita Dove: Arrow (poem) Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail Tim O'Brien: Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong Luis Alberto Urrea: Across the Wire Mary Gaitskill: On Not Being a Victim Lester Bangs: White Noise Supremacists Sherry Turkle: TinySex and Gender Trouble Frantz Fanon: The Facts of Blackness Art Spiegelman: MAUS: A Survivor's Tale (graphic story) Andrea Lowenstein: Confronting Stereotypes: Teaching MAUS in Crown Heights Image Portfolio 4. Imagined Borders: Frontier and Nation Myra Jehlen: Papers of Empire Alan Thomas and Ben Crow: Maps, Projections and Ethnocentricity Benedict Anderson: The Concept of "Nation": A Definition Frederick Jackson Turner: The Significance of the Frontier in American History Patricia Nelson Limerick: Adventures of the Frontier in the Twentieth Century Jan Tompkins: At the Buffalo Bill Museum--June 1988 Jack Jackson: Comanche Moon (graphic story) Karima Kamal: An Egyptian Girl in America Armond White: The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook the World Lewis H. Lapham: Who and What Is American? Ronald Takaki: A Different Mirror Agha Shahid Ali: The Correspondent (poem) 5. The World's New Borders: Beyond Nation, Beyond Place William Mitchell: Soft Cities Allucquere Rosanne Stone: Sex, Death, and Machinery, or How I Fell in Love with My Prosthesis Stephen Doheny-Farina: Real Cold, Simulated Heat: Virtual Reality at the Roxy Howard Rheingold: Disinformocracy William Greider: One World: Ready or Not Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld Salman Rushdie: Yes, This Is About Islam Wen Shu Lee: One Whiteness Veils Three Uglinesses Guillermo Gomez-Pena: The '90s Culture of Xenophobia: Beyond the Tortilla Curtain K. Anthony Appiah: The Multicultural Mistake Ian Frazier: Someplace in Queens Gloria Anzaldua: La conciencia de la mestiza/Towards a New Consciousness Benjamin Alire Saenz: In the Borderlands of Chicano Identity, There Are Only Fragments bell hooks: Love as the Practice of Freedom Audre Lorde: A Litany for Survival (poem)

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