Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

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Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle
Bedford/St. Martin's, Mar 30, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 896 pages
Rereading America has remained the most widely adopted book of its kind because of its unique approach to the issue of cultural diversity. Unlike other multicultural composition readers that settle for representing the plurality of American voices and cultures, Rereading America encourages students to grapple with the real differences in perspectives that arise in our complex society. With extensive editorial apparatus that 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.

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Quite simply this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the "mythology" of America. The offerings are grouped according to a theme: family (specifically ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

GARY COLOMBO is professor of English at Los Angeles City College. He has published Mind Readings: An Anthology for Writers (2002), and with Bonnie Lisle and Sandra Mano, Frame Work: Culture, Storytelling, and College Writing (1997), both for Bedford/St. Martin's.

ROBERT CULLEN is professor of English at San Jose State University. He served as associate editor of Writing at Century's End: Essays on Computer-Assisted Composition in addition to publishing in American literature.

BONNIE LISLE teaches in the UCLA Writing Programs. With Gary Colombo and Sandra Mano she is the author of Frame Work: Culture, Storytelling, and College Writing (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1997).

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