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Citizenship Now

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Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, Citizenship Now examines the meaning of citizenship in our changing society and encourages student participation in revitalizing our communities>.

This brief collection of readings focuses on the crucial role of the citizen in the democratic process. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about timely and relevant issues: civil liberties vs. increased national security; consumerist values and environmental responsibility; immigration and the need for educational reform. Divided into five chapters, each features six or seven essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about their roles as citizens.

“Longman Topics” are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Book News Annotation:

The editors (from the College of Alameda and Stanford U.) intend this collection of thirty recent essays to serve as a text in a college writing class. The essays address questions of citizenship in the United States, focusing on issues of diversity, education, civil liberties, the media, and civic responsibility. Among the authors represented are actress Barbara Streisand, media activist David Barsamian, former ACLU president Nadine Strossen, cultural theorist bell hooks, and publisher Lewis Lapham. The editors also include questions to encourage critical reading, "Ideas for Writing" questions, and advice on further pursuing the themes elaborated.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Citizenship Now examines the meaning of citizenship in our changing society and encourages participation in revitalizing our communities. This brief collection of readings focuses on the crucial role of the citizen in the democratic process. Thought-provoking selections ask readers to think about timely and relevant issues: civil liberties vs. increased national security; consumerist values and environmental responsibility; immigration and the need for educational reform. Divided into five chapters, each features six or seven essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps individuals write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about their roles as citizens. Individuals interested in reading selections designed to encourage active citizenship in today's changing society. Ford_Ford Citizenship_Now SMP.doc Page 1 of 1

Table of Contents

1. Citizenship and Diversity

Lewis Lapham, “Who and What Is American.”

Anna Quindlen, “ A Quilt of a Country: Out of Many, One.”

Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream.”

Linda Chavez, “Hispanics and the American Dream.”

Robert D. King, “Should English Be the Law.”

Andrew Pham, “Viet Kieu.”

2. Education and Citizenship

Linda Darling-Hammond, “Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education.”

bell hooks, “Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education.”

E. D. Hirsch, Jr., “The Common School and The Common Good.”

Deborah Meier, “Educating a Democracy.”

Robert Coles, “Community Service.”

3. Citizenship and Civil Liberties

Alan Dershowitz, “Rights as a Check on Democracy.”

Charles R. Lawrence III, “On Racist Speech.”

Sallie Tisdale, “The Myth of Social Consensus.”

Amitai Etzioni, “Less Privacy Is Good for Us (and You).”

Richard A. Posner, “Security versus Civil Liberties

Nadine Strossen, “Protecting Dr. King's Legacy: Justice and Liberty in the Wake of September 11th.”

4. The Media and the Citizen

Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson, “Pictures in Our Heads.”

Patricia Williams, “Hate Radio.”

Cathleen A. Cleaver, “The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger.”

Jeffrey Scheuer, “Media, Literacy, and Democratic Citizenship.”

David Barsamian, “"Independent Media Alternatives.”

Howard Rheingold, “Rethinking Virtual Communities.”

5. The Public Citizen.

Cornel West, “The Moral Obligations of Living in a Democratic Society.”

Charles Derber, “Civic Responsibility.”

Barbra Streisand, “The Artist as Citizen.”

Cleve Jones and Jeff Dawson, “A Vision of the Quilt.”

Suzanne Pharr, “A Match Made in Heaven.”

Lani Guinier, “The Tyranny of the Majority.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321117670
Author:
Ford, Jon
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Ford, Marjorie
Location:
New York
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Citizenship
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Longman Topics Series
Series Volume:
no. 15.
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 295 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Citizenship Now examines the meaning of citizenship in our changing society and encourages participation in revitalizing our communities. This brief collection of readings focuses on the crucial role of the citizen in the democratic process. Thought-provoking selections ask readers to think about timely and relevant issues: civil liberties vs. increased national security; consumerist values and environmental responsibility; immigration and the need for educational reform. Divided into five chapters, each features six or seven essays of varying lengths. Brief apparatus helps individuals write more thoughtfully in response to the selections and think more critically about their roles as citizens. Individuals interested in reading selections designed to encourage active citizenship in today's changing society. Ford_Ford Citizenship_Now SMP.doc Page 1 of 1
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