One World, Many Cultures, 10th edition

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One World, Many Cultures introduces you to writers from 24 countries via non-fiction works exploring cultural differences and displacement. The readings and questions provided reveal the relationship between a range of experiences in different cultures and the corresponding experiences of American writers.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137526123

Subject: Composition

Category: Readers

Table of contents

Rhetorical Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. Family and Friends
    • Fred Pearce, “TV as Birth Control,” India/Mexico/Brazil
    • Joe Bageant, “Valley of the Gun,” United States
    • Meeta Kaur, “Journey by Inner Light,” India/United States
    • Neal Gabler, “The Social Networks,” United States
    • Gary Shteyngart, “Sixty-Nine Cents,” Russia/United States
    • Dr. Rose Ihedigbo, “Sandals in the Snow,” Nigeria/United States
    • Connecting Cultures
  2. Life Experiences
    • Sucheng Chan, “You’re Short, Besides!” China/United States
    • Enid Schildkrout, “Body Art as Visual Language,” United States
    • Anwar F. Accawi, “The Telephone,” Lebanon
    • Reyna Grande, “The Distance between Us,” Mexico
    • Connecting Cultures
  3. Love and Marriage
    • Anchee Min, “The Cooked Seed,” China/United States
    • Loung Ung, “Double Happiness,” Cambodia/United States
    • Firoozeh Dumas, “The Wedding,” Iran/United States
    • Shoba Narayan, “Monsoon Wedding,” India
    • Connecting Cultures
  4. Working Lives
    • Helena Norberg-Hodge, “Learning from Ladakh,” India
    • José Antonio Burciaga, “My Ecumenical Father,” Mexico
    • Chitra Divakaruni, “Live Free and Starve,” India
    • Julia Cooke, “Amigos,” Cuba
    • Joshua Hammer, “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,” Mali
    • Peter Hessler, “The Restaurant Owner,” China
    • Connecting Cultures
  5. Class
    • Judith Ortiz Cofer, “The Myth of the Latin Woman,” Puerto Rico/United States
    • Immaculée Ilibagiza, “Left to Tell,” Rwanda
    • Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, “Civilize Them with a Stick,” Lakota
    • Jo Goodwin Parker, “What Is Poverty?” United States
    • Gordon Parks, “Flavio’s Home,” Brazil
    • Oksana Marafioti, “The Curbs of Beverly Hills,” Russia/United States
    • Don Kulick and Thaïs Machado-Borges, “Leaky,” Brazil
    • Connecting Cultures
  6. Strangers in a Strange Land
    • Amparo B. Ojeda, “Growing Up American: Doing the Right Thing,” Philippines/United States
    • André Aciman, “Out of Egypt,” Egypt
    • Gustavo Perez Firmat, “This Must Be the Place,” Cuba/United States
    • Stephen Chapman, “The Prisoner’s Dilemma,” Pakistan
    • Piers Hernu, “Norway’s Ideal Prison,” Norway
    • Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, “Individualism as an American Cultural Value,” Thailand/United States
    • Elizabeth W. and Robert A. Fernea, “A Look Behind the Veil,” Saudi Arabia
    • Connecting Cultures
  7. Food for Thought
    • Marcus Samuelsson, “Helga,” Sweden
    • David R. Counts, “Too Many Bananas,” New Guinea
    • Aleksandar Hemon, “Family Dining,” Bosnia
    • Ethel G. Hofman, “An Island Passover,” Scotland
    • Andrew X. Pham, “Foreign-Asians,” Vietnam
    • Frederick Douglass, “My Bondage and My Freedom,” United States
    • Joseph K. Skinner, “Big Mac and the Tropical Forests,” Costa Rica
    • Connecting Cultures
  8. Customs
    • Harold Miner, “Body Ritual among the Nacirema,” United States
    • Philip Slater, “Want-Creation Fuels Americans’ Addictiveness,” United States
    • Valerie Steele and John S. Major, “China Chic: East Meets West,” China
    • Eugene Linden, “Shamans, Healers and Experiences I Can’t Explain,” Republic of the Congo
    • Kao Kalia Yang, “Walking Back Alone,” Laos/United States
    • Gino Del Guercio, “The Secrets of Voodoo in Haiti,” Haiti
    • Connecting Cultures

Pronunciation Key


Geographical Index

Index of Authors and Titles

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