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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This is the kind of book that I would really want to read in my free time, all the articles are very informative, interesting and thought-provoking.

It is largely essays with a mixing of fictionalized histories and some stories, but, here is the important thing, everything about this book is quality.

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The articles bring about the deep realities that most Americans assume to be unrelated to their lives in the past and the future. Also in response to instructors’ requests for more writing instruction, qmerica are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

The concepts explored in the book relate to the revelation that the American dream was never going to be realized, at least not by everybody. The problem with this book is that it only tackled one side of things, not multiple sides of the issues.

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing by Gary Colombo

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing. I had to read this for my college diversity English class. However, he uses statistical evidence to demonstrate the importance of the concern and how it affects every colojbo of human life in America.

If you are intending to broaden your mind, this is a good book for you. A great text for anyone who is involved in American studies. Provocative questions are raised – things that might shock kids out of complacency.


His basic claim is that the class that anyone belongs to either consciously or otherwise affects them in a significant way. However, most of the articles in the book attempt to reduce the common feeling and help expose the deeper roots of the concern.

The image contributes to the discourse by exploring the historical perspective of the concern and how it affects more people than we can see from the outside. See 2 questions about Rereading America…. Their main desire is to secure a job and at least earn something to keep their lives moving on Two of the oldest perspectives in this is the gender and social class issues. A great “issues-based” reader cultural studies-oriented for any college composition or essay writing course. Refresh and try again.

I’ve taught various editions of this book for many years This was one of the few un-textbook like textbooks I had in college.

It was great, and I didn’t sell it back to the bookstore like I do with all my other college texts!! I like it so much, I’ve even blurbed the back cover of this one. The way that feminist issues were handled ameriva extremely disappointing as well.

Quite simply this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the “mythology” of America.

About Table of Contents Instructor Resources. After I dropped the English class I kept the book and am reading it in my free time. For common America, the fact the people of a specific gender of a specific social class have a lesser individual opportunity for growth and empowerment is rather common. Also in response to instructors’ requests for more writing instruction, there are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

The book delves into all amerjca life’s controversies and has articles that reflect a variety of perspectives–both liberal and conservative.

Trivia About Rereading America With extensive editorial apparatus amercia puts readings from the mainstream into conversation with readings from the margins, “Rereading America” provokes students to explore the foundations and contradictions of our dominant cultural myths. The image then gives an even deeper concept of the concern by first introducing the aspect of gender as a factor in the access to opportunity. Preview — Rereading America by Gary Colombo.


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Contains numerous essays that encourage debate. It really suggests that you single everyone out for what race they are, what sex they are, and what sexual orientation they assign to, and then make sure you think about those differences without actually addressing them. In conclusion, therefore, the book Rereading America seeks to demonstrate through facts and expert opinions that the American dream ought to be rethought.

I love Rereading America. This paper explores this concept from the article by Barbara Ehrenreich whose focus is on living and working in a low-class society and the article by Gregory Mantsios who focuses on the issue of class in America.

Class is more interesting for me and my students because we’re discussing and writing about issues that matter in their lives and mine. I think everyone should be required to read this just to become a more self-aware, culture-aware and participating American citizen. The collection of essays and articles brings together opinions, expressions and personal experiences of different people and experts whose analytical and critical exploration of the life of Americans is rational.

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Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

This textbook actually makes teaching cilombo. This concern has therefore been selected due to the weight of the issue in the life today and the fact that most people tend to deny the existence of discriminations related to gender and social class. The offerings are grouped according to a theme: