Essays from Contemporary Culture

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2001 - Civilization, Modern - 420 pages
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This careful revision contains beautifully crafted essays from contemporary culture that encourage students to make informed opinions about topics that matter to them. Ackley is widely praised for her ability to engage students in active and critical reading and the authorAEs writing prompts are unsurpassed at getting students to jump in and start writing."

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Contents

Transitions
2
Definition
4
CommentaryAnalysis
11
Corinne Mclaughlin
19
Insights
45
Narration
76
SelfPerception
87
Personal Essay
88
Popular Culture
227
Some essays appear in more than one category
262
Ethics Morals and Values
283
Anna QuindlenOld Enough to Kill? 385
325
Prejudice and Discrimination
341
CauseEffect Analysis
353
Why Women Dont Get Paid What Theyre Worth Marilyn Webb
363
lini S Kabada Whats In a Name? 105
368

Public Space Brent Staples
116
Role Models and Heroes
135
Relationships
187
Division and Classification
205
Fiction
217
Violence
381
Warren Farrell Violence Against Whom?
395
Alan Thein Durning Cant Live Without It 302
397
Permissions and Acknowledgments
417
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Katherine Ackley earned a Master's degree in English from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She taught at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point from 1979 to 2002. In addition to teaching in the English Department, she was coordinator of the Women's Studies Program for 10 years and Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies for five years. Her research interests center on women in literature, with emphasis on literary representations of women's issues and, more recently, British crime writers. Her books include THE NOVELS OF BARBARA PYM (1989), WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1990), MISOGYNY IN LITERATURE: AN ESSAY COLLECTION (1992), ESSAYS FROM CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2004, 5th Edition), and PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (2015, 7th Edition). She has published dozens of articles and has received more than 20 grants for research and development. In 1992, she became the first woman to receive the UWSP University Scholar Award.

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