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

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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