One World, Many Cultures

; Terry Hirschberg

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One World, Many Cultures

A global multicultural reader featuring contemporary selections by sixty one authors from twenty six countries.

* Denotes selections new to this edition. Each chapter concludes with "Connecting Cultures" questions. Rhetorical Contents Preface Introduction. Critical Reading for Ideas and Organization. Finding a Thesis. Responding to What You Read. Marking as You Read. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion. A Sample Essay for Student Annotation, Edward T. Hall, "Hidden Culture." Keeping a Reading Journal. Writing Your Essay 1. The Family in Different Cultures Gayle Pemberton, Antidisestablishmentarianism. Amy Tan, The Language of Discretion ** Joe Bageant, Valley of the Gun Fritz Peters, Boyhood with Gurdjieff (France) Steve Sailer, The Cousin Marriage Conundrum (Iraq) Daniela Deane, The Little Emperors (China) ** Firoozeh Dumas, The Wedding (Iran/US) ** Lu Xun, A Happy Family (short story) (China) Connecting Cultures 2. Turning Points. Sucheng Chan, You're Short, Besides! ** Enid Schildkrout, Body Art as Visual Language Christy Brown, The Letter 'A.' (Ireland) Sabine Reichel, Learning What Was Never Taught (Germany) ** Tepilit Ole Saitoti, The Initiation of a Massai Warrior (Kenya) Douchan Gersi, Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters. (Borneo) Guanlong Cao, Chopsticks (China) ** Meeta Kaur, Journey by Inner Light (India/US) Connecting Cultures 3. How Culture Shapes Gender Roles. ** Eugene R. August, Real Men Don't, or Anti-Male Bias in English Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman. Elizabeth W. Fernea and Robert A. Fernea, A Look Behind the Veil. (Saudi Arabia) Serena Nanda, Arranging a Marriage in India. (India) ** Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran (Iran) ** Don Kulick and Thais Machado-Borges, Leaky (Brazil) ** Paul Monette, Becoming a Man Shirley Saad, Amina (short story) (Lebanon) Connecting Cultures 4. Working Lives Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel- and- Dimed. ** Tamara Draut, Generation Debt Victor Villasenor, Rain of Gold. (Mexico) Helena Norberg-Hodge, Learning from Ladakh (India) Tomoyuki Iwashita, Why I Quit the Company (Japan) ** Hanan Al-Shaykh, What We Think of America (Lebanon/US) ** A. J. Jacobs, My Outsourced Life (US/India) Connecting Cultures 5. Race, Class, and Caste. Itabari Njeri, What's In a Name? Mary Crow Dog, Civilize Them with a Stick. Kate Chopin, Desiree's Baby (Short Story) Richard Rodriguez, On Becoming a Chicano Viramma, A Pariah's Life (India) ** Kim Foote, Oburoni No More (Ghana) ** Immaculee Ilibagaza, Left to Tell (Rwanda) Connecting Cultures 6. Geo-political Issues ** Mike Marquese, Global Sports, American Sports Jeremy Rifkin, Big, Bad Beef Stephen Chapman, The Prisoner's Dilemma. (Pakistan) Panos Ioannides, Gregory (Short Story) (Cyprus) ** Greg Campbell, Blood Diamonds (Sierra Leone) ** Mike Davis, Poor Man's Air Force Ngug) Thiong'o, Decolonising the Mind (Kenya) ** Alan M. Dershowitz, Why Fear National ID Cards? ** William Safire, The Threat of the National ID Connecting Cultures 7. Experiencing a Different Culture ** Ralph Linton, One Hundred Percent American Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, Individualism as an American Cultural Value. (Thailand/US) Gino del Guercio, The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead (Haiti) David R. Counts, Too Many Bananas. (New Guinea) ** Kathleen Lee, The Scent of Two Cities (Viet-Nam) ** Laura Bohannan, Shakespeare in the Bush (West Africa) 8. Customs, Rituals, and Values ** Philip Slater, Want-Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness Harold Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema Octavio Paz, Fiesta. (Mexico) ** Napoleon A. Chagnon, Doing Fieldwork among the Yanomamo (Brazil) ** Alifa Rifaat, An Incident in the Ghoboshi Household (short story) (Egypt) Valerie Steele and John S. Major, China Chic: East Meets West (China) Pronunciation Key Credits Search Terms Index Geographical Index. APPENDIX: Avoiding Plagiarism Index of Authors and Titles