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Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing

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Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing features high-interest arguments on significant global issues and emphasizes their connection to our lives–all the while developing critical thinking, rhetorical, analysis, synthesis, argumentation, and research skills.

 

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Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writing features high-interest arguments on significant global issues and emphasizes their connection to our lives–all the while developing critical thinking, rhetorical, analysis, synthesis, argumentation, and research skills.

 

Table of Contents

Preface              

 

Detailed Contents

 

Chapter 1: Exploring and Defining Globalization: An Introduction  

Exploration One: How Wide Is Your Global View?  

Exploration Two: Examining Globalization at Work  

What Does the Term “Globalization” Mean? 

        Controversies over Definitions of Globalization  

        Controversies over Responses to Globalization

        Navigating the Controversies  

 

*Chapter 2: Analyzing and Writing Arguments: Skills for Reading and Writing

A Brief Introduction to Argument  

          Issue Questions, Claims, and Stakeholders  

          *Basel Action Network, “The e-Waste Crisis”  

          The Core of an Argument: A Claim with Reasons  

          Assumptions in Argument  

          The Development of an Argument: Evidence

          Responses to Alternative Views 

          Arguments Tailored to Audiences 

          Ed Finn, “Harnessing Our Power as Consumers: Cost of Boycotting Sweatshop Goods Offset by the Benefits” 

A Brief Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis 

          The Importance of Thinking and Reading Rhetorically 

          Identifying the Writer and the Writer’s Angle of Vision 

          Identifying the Rhetorical Context 

          Examining the Use of Classical Appeals to Logos, Ethos, and Pathos      

          A Consideration of Style 

Writing a Summary

          Using Summaries in Rhetorical Analyses 

          Using Summaries in Arguments 

          How to Write a Summary 

Writing a Rhetorical Analysis 

          The Purpose and Audience of a Rhetorical Analysis 

          The Structure of a Rhetorical Analysis 

          Analyzing the Argument 

          Choosing a Focus for Your Rhetorical Analysis and Writing a Thesis Statement 

          Drafting a Rhetorical Analysis 

          An Example of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay 

*STUDENT VOICE: “Responsibility: For the People, for the Planet, for the Animals–A Rhetorical Analysis of Two Advocacy Films” by Tyler Bernard

Writing an Argument

          Posing a Significant, Perplexing Issue Question

          Examining Multiple Perspectives 

          Analyzing Your Rhetorical Context 

          Constructing an Argument Core 

          Structuring and Drafting Your Argument 

          Reviewing and Revising Your Draft 

          An Example of a Student’s Researched Argument 

*STUDENT VOICE: “American Privilege Dangerously Perpetuates Water Inefficiency” by Lindsey Egan 

 

Chapter 3: Trading Goods: Consumerism, Free Trade, and Sweatshops  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

STUDENT VOICE: Experiencing Consumerism and Sweatshops (Tiffany Anderson)  

International Voices: 

         Comments from a Factory Worker Producing Clothing for Wal-Mart  

Global Hot Spot:  China  

READINGS  

         Nick Gillespie, “Poor Man’s Hero” [Interview with Johan Norberg]  

         Global Exchange, “Twelve Reasons to Oppose the World Trade Organization” 

*Wal-Mart: Buy American (poster)

*Ha-Joon Chang, “My Six-Year-Old Son Should Get a Job: Is Free Trade Always the Answer?”

*Rawi Abdelal and Adam Segal, “Yes, Globalization Passed Its Peak”

*Thom Hartmann, “When Americans No Longer Own America”

*Take Control, Buy American (photograph)

*Robert Costanza, “Going Downhill: Forget GDP, Americans’ Quality of Life Has Been in a Recession Since 1975

*Jeffrey Sachs, “Bangladesh: On the Ladder of Development”

Garment Factory in Saipan (photograph) 

*Bob Jeffcott, “Sweat, Fire, and Ethics” 

*STUDENT VOICE: Patrick Scholze, “Is There Blood on These Diamonds?”

*Froma Harrop,“Low Prices Come at a High Cost”  

Henry Payne, Supermarket Tennis Shoes (editorial cartoon)

*Madelaine Drohan, “Toxic Toys: Is This Just China Bashing?”

*Eric Devericks, “Low Prices Have Consequences” (editorial cartoon)

*STUDENT VOICE: Nicole Cesmat, “Uncovere[RED]”

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

*Chapter 4: Trading Financial Risk and Jobs: The Global Economic Crisis  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

STUDENT VOICE: “Thanking the Poor Economy” (Rahel Tesfahun)

International Voices:

        Workers in a German Town Comment on Losing Their Jobs 

Global Hot Spot: United States

READINGS    

        *Anthony B. Kim, “The G-20 Summit: Time to Renew Commitment to Economic Freedom”   

        *Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Markets Can’t Rule Themselves”  

*Julie Sell, G-20 Protest (photo)

*Robert B. Zoelleck, “A Stimulus Package for the World”

*Steve Forbes, “How Capitalism Will Save Us”

*Naomi Klein, “All of Them Must Go”

*Thomas L. Friedman, “The Open-Door Bailout”

*Mike Siegel, Job Fair (photo)

*Ralph E. Gomory, “Testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives”

*Clay Bennett, “Outsourcing” (cartoon)

*Bill Gates, “Testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives”

Cover of Wired (magazine cover) 

*Paul Craig Roberts, “Watching Greed Murder the Economy”

*STUDENT VOICE: Matthew Brady, “The United States Needs to Nationalize Now”

*Daniel Kurtzman, “Apocalypse Now” (cartoon)

*Hamish McCrae, “Prudence or Profligacy?”

*Juliet Schor, “Forget Commercialism! The New Realities of Consumption and the Economy” 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 5: Crossing Borders: Immigration  

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

STUDENT VOICE: Experiencing Immigration Issues (Esperanza Borboa)   

International Voices:

        Residents of a Small Town in Mexico Responding to Immigration  

Global Hot Spot:  Mexico  

READINGS  

        Jagdish Bhagwati, “Borders Beyond Control”        

        Kofi Annan, “Lecture on International Flows of Humanity”  

        Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, Guide for the Mexican Migrant  (excerpt)  

        Samuel P. Huntington, “The Special Case of Mexican Immigration”  

        “MALDEF and LULAC Rebuke Samuel Huntington’s Theories on Latino Immigrants and Call on America to Reaffirm Its Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Democracy”  

        *Eric Schlosser, “Ending Abuses and Improving Working Conditions for Tomato Workers”  

        *Linda Chavez-Thompson, "It’s Time to End Worker Exploitation" 

        *Jennifer Gordon, “Transnational Labor Citizenship”  

       *America’s Leadership Team for Long Range Population-Immigration-Resource Planning, “One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles” (advocacy ad)

       *Peter D. Salins, “Assimilation Nation”

       *Karsten Schley, “Europe as a Walled Fortress” (editorial cartoon)

       *Francis Fukuyama, “A Year of Living Dangerously”

       *Farish A. Noor, “Muslim Riots in Europe: Wasn’t This Part of the Programme?”

       *Yasmin Qureshi, “This Carry-On about Muslim Dress”

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 6: Protecting the Environment: Water Issues and Emerging Energy Technologies   

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

STUDENT VOICE: Experiencing Water Scarcity (Malia Burns-Rozycki)  

International Voices:

        Comments from Water Authorities in Swaziland  

Global Hot Spot:  Africa  

READINGS   

        Joshua Ortega, “Water Wars: Bottling Up the World’s Supply of H2O” 

        Frederik Segerfeldt, “Private Water Saves Lives” 

        *Maude Barlow, “Where Has All the Water Gone?”

        *Sandra Postel, “The Missing Piece: A Water Ethic” 

        United Nations Environment Programme, “Health and Environment”  (poster)

        Wangari Muta Maathai, “Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004”  

        *Khadija Sharife, “Big Dams Are Not Sustainable But They Continue to Be Built”  

        *Adrian Raeside, “Wind versus Tidal Energy” (cartoon)  

        *William Sweet, “Nuke Power Is Earth’s Friend”  

        *National Review, “The Energy Shortage”  

        *STUDENT VOICE: Tine Sommer, “A Letter to Ken Salazar”  

        *Kenneth P. Green, “The Ethanol Delusion”

*Matt Wuerker, “The White House Goes Green” (cartoon)

*Tony Hayward, “Aiming for Energy Security, Not Independence”

*Jonathan Facelli, “Pedaling Our Way to Energy Independence” 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 7: Feeding the World: Biotechnology, Culture, and Local Food  

Context for a Network of Issues 

Stakes and Stakeholders 

STUDENT VOICE: Experiencing Problems with Food Production by Kevin Uhl 

International Voices

          Excerpts from Interviews with Farmers and Activists in Northern India 

Global Hot Spot: India 

READINGS   

Scott Canon, “Why You Can’t Sit Down to Eat Without Making a Statement” 

C. S. Prakash and Gregory Conko, “Technology That Will Save Billions from Starvation” 

*Bill Freese, “Biotech Snake Oil: A Quack Cure for Hunger” 

*Mike Mack, “How We Can Feed the World” 

*Ángel Boligán, “Competition” (cartoon) 

Vandana Shiva, “Gift of Food: How to Solve the Agricultural Crisis, the Health Crisis and the Crisis of Poverty” 

*Eric Werker, “Power to the People” 

*FoodRoutes Network, “Where Does Your Food Come From?” (flyer) 

*Michael Pollan, “The Vegetable-Industrial Complex” 

*Gary Paul Nabhan, “Deepening Our Sense of What Is Local and Regional Food” 

United Nations Environment Programme, “Health and Environment” (poster) 

Kirsten Schwind, “Going Local on a Global Scale: Rethinking Food Trade in an Era of Climate Change, Dumping, and Rural Poverty” 

*James E. McWilliams, “Food That Travels Well” 

*Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, “Alaska  Crab” (poster) 

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion 

Writing Assignments 

                       

Chapter 8: Merging and Clashing Cultures: Media, Technology, Music, and Film

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

*STUDENT VOICE: “Experiencing Cross-Culturalization” (Michael Caster)   

International Voices:

        Yeunhwa Jang from Korea Comments on American Fast Food  

Global Hot Spot:  The Middle East  

READINGS   

        George Packer, “When Here Sees There”   

        The Economist, “Behind the Digital Divide”  

        Cover Image from the Economist

        Philippe Legrain, “In Defense of Globalization: Why Cultural Exchange Is Still an Overwhelming Force for Good Globalization”   

        Henry Payne, “Great Mall of China” (editorial cartoon)  

        John Harris, “The Bland Play On”   

*Matt Pomroy, “The Revolution Will Be Televised”

*Borzou Daragahi and Jeffrey Fleishman, “Mideast Rappers Take the Mic”

        Rajal Pitroda, “Why Is Bollywood Obsessed with Producing ‘Crossover Films’?” 

*Alice Miles, “Shocked by Slumdog’s Poverty Porn”

*Robert Koehler, “Slumdog Millionaire”

*Hemant Morparia, “”The Slumdog Look”

*Fareed Zakaria, “A ‘Slumdog’ in Heat: Interview with Danny Boyle”   

        David Adesnik, “Marvel Comics and Manifest Destiny”   

        Jeevan J. Kang, Image from Spider-ManIndia  

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Chapter 9: Defending Human Rights: Trafficking and Child Labor

Context for a Network of Issues  

Stakes and Stakeholders  

*STUDENT VOICE: “A Human Connection” (Victoria Herradura)   

International Voices:

Testimony of a Child Domestic Worker in Zambia

Testimony of a Trafficked Woman in the Sex Trade  

Global Hot Spot:  The Balkans and Eastern Europe  

READINGS   

David A. Feingold, “Human Trafficking”  

Nicholas D. Kristof, “Put Your Money Where Their Mouths Are” 

Children’s Forum (Special Session on Children–UNICEF),  “A World Fit for Us”  

Luc Novovitch, Chadian Eight-Year-Old Soldier Smoking (photograph)  

Joanna Busza, Sarah Castle, and Aisse Diarra, “Trafficking and Health”  

International Organization for Migration, “For Sale” (poster)  

Kate Butcher, “Confusion Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking”  

John R. Miller, “Slavery in 2004”

National Human Trafficking Resource Center, “Look Beneath the Surface” (poster)

Chapter Questions for Reflection and Discussion  

Writing Assignments  

 

Glossary of Globalization and Argument Terms  

 

Films on Global Issues  

 

Credits 

 

*New to Second Edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205739929
Subtitle:
Readings for Writing
Author:
Johnson, June
Author:
Johnson, June C
Publisher:
Longman
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mycomplab
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.4 in 748 gr

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