Information and Meaning

Information and Meaning : Connecting Thinking, Reading, and Writing

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Finally, an anthology that offers both challenging readings and comprehensive support. Information and Meaning is based on the premise that challenging materials with adequate support will provide you with the most enriching experience in the composition classroom. The flexible organization will help you see the interdisciplinary and intertextual nature of academic work, and in-text apparatus will enable you to become a more active reader.show more

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  • Paperback | 792 pages
  • 179.8 x 232.7 x 34.5mm | 1,138.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130995266
  • 9780130995261

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Finally, an anthology that offers both challenging readings and comprehensive support. Information and Meaning is based on the premise that challenging materials with adequate support will provide you with the most enriching experience in the composition classroom. The flexible organization will help you see the interdisciplinary and intertextual nature of academic work, and in-text apparatus will enable you to become a more active reader.show more

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1. Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses. 2. Natalie Angier, "Circular Reasonings: The Story of the Breast" from Woman: An Intimate Geography. 3. Sven Birkerts, "MahVuhHuhPuh" from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age. 4. Charles Bowden, "The Bone Garden of Desire" from Esquire, August 2001. 5. Clay Calvert, "Free Press, Free Voyeurs?" from Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture. 6. Kenneth Cole, New York, "Where Would We Be without Our Rights?" 7. Kimberle Crenshaw, "Whose Story Is It, Anyway?: Feminist and Antiracist Appropriations of Anita Hill" (from Race-ing Justice, En-gender-ing Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and the Construction of Social Reality [Tony Morrison, Ed.]). 8. Don DeLillo, White Noise. 9. Annie Dillard, The Writing Life. 10. Colette Dowling, "Closing the Strength Gap" (from The Frailty Myth: Women Approaching Physical Equality). 11. Robert Eaglestone, "Postmodernism and Holocaust Denial." 12. Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. 13. Wendy Ewald, "Saudi Arabia 1997." 14. Thomas Friedman, "Tourist with an Attitude" (from The Lexus and the Olive Tree). 15. Atul Gawande, "Final Cut" (from Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science). 16. Stephen J. Gould, "A Tale of Two Work Sites" (from The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History). 17. Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families. 18. E.J. Graff, "Inside Out or Outside In: Who Says You're Married?" (from What Is Marriage For?). 19. John Hockenberry, "The Next Brainiacs" (from Wired, August 2001). 20. Avishai Margalit and Ian Buruma, "Occidentalism" (from The New York Review of Books [1/17/02]). 21. Cindy Patton, "Media, Testing, and Safe Sex Education: Controlling the Landscape of AIDS Information" (from Inventing AIDS). 22. Jedediah Purdy, "Avoiding the World" (from For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today). 23. Faith Ringgold, The French Collection. 24. Randall Robinson, "Reclaiming Our Ancient Self" (from The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks). 25. Richard Rodriguez, "The Triad of Alexis de Tocqueville" (from Brown: The Last Discovery of America). 26. Arundhati Roy, "The Ladies Have Feelings, So...Shall We Leave It to the Experts?" (from Power Politics). 27. Joe Sacco, Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Boamia 1992-1995. 28. Lauren Slater, "Some Kind of Cleansing" (from Welcome to My Country: A Therapist's Memoir of Madness). 29. Cass Sunstein, "The Daily Me" and "The Neighborhood Me" (from Republic.com). 30. Patrick Tierney, Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon.show more

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