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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I was required to get this book for my first college English course, and I found it to be the best “Textbook” I have ever read. From the articles that make up the text to the illustrations depicting American people and their environment at different stages and statuses of life, the book directs the readers focus on the America that is not commonly seen from the outside perception of life.
Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing
I liked the graphic novel section. Their main desire is to secure a job and at least earn qmerica to keep their lives moving on I really liked reading essays dealing with education as a means of socialization first and foremost above learning, and especially an essay detailing a compelling and justified call for black reparations.
So it’s very one-dimensional, and at times felt very much like attempted indoctrination.
For instance, the article cites the example of a person born in poverty. 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 This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
I really enjoyed having this as a textbook and found myself sometimes reading some of the articles that weren’t assigned to me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The image then colobo an even deeper concept of the concern by first introducing the aspect of gender as a factor in the access to opportunity.
From the book, it is notable that individual opportunity is a myth that drives people to become overly engrossed in their social status and in groups where they can feel they belong, have the right form of education, clothing, and foods. Ameriica small collection of photographs are also included in each section. Thinking Critically Challenging Cultural Myths. Rereading America has stayed at the forefront of American culture, contending with cultural myths as they persist, morph, and develop anew.
Trivia About Rereading America Barbara describes her own experience and opinions regarding a society that does not mind itself.
Gary Colombo (Author of Rereading America)
Census Reereading United violence wealth Wellesley woman women workers writing York young. This was one of the few un-textbook like textbooks I had in college. I will continue to look for textbooks for him here in the future. Secondly, when compared to the other historical pictures of slaves working in the cotton fields, the white girl now looks better off.
Rereading America has stayed americca the forefront of American culture, contending with cultural myths as they persist, morph, and develop anew. Account Options Sign in.
Healthy working conditions do not bother them and this increases their chances of being exploited at their own expense. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They are broken down into the following categories Brilliant selections, well-arranged sections, good use of visuals, and all tied to together with excellent questions to foster group work and critical thinking.
I think everyone should be required to read this just to become a more self-aware, culture-aware and participating American citizen. The experts whose articles are in the book support a common claim that Americans need to reset their goals. A good textbook for teaching about reading and writing about race,class, sexuality and gender issues.
First, the fact that the human being in the picture is a female demonstrate that women have historically been considered to be a weaker gender who have been denied serious opportunities for empowerment. Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing. I read it before my classes started, and again throughout my course.
Contains numerous essays that encourage debate. In conclusion, therefore, the book Rereading America seeks to demonstrate erreading facts and expert opinions that the American dream ought to be rethought. The cycle is therefore likely to repeat itself in the next generation. Extensive apparatus offers students a proven framework for revisiting, revising, or defending those assumptions as students probe the myths underlying them.
Some sections are better than other Ameria isn’t my usual diet, but this is an extremely important book. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This book actually encourages racism and sexism at times with the content offered, because rerfading is nothing to compare it to.
Mar 03, Jillian added it. Index of Authors and TItles. This is a historically and politically important book that should be read by every American. Rosy rated it did not like it May 15, Preview — Rereading America by Gary Colombo.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amr Mohamed rated it liked it Jan 04, Never dry or boring, always open-minded and challenging you to think deeper about life and yourself.