Gary Colombo, Los Angeles City College; Robert Cullen, San Jose State University; Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind. Apr 8, Available in: Paperback. Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and. Rereading America has ratings and 24 reviews. Gary Colombo, ” Rereading America” has remained the most widely adopted book of its kind because of.

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Opportunities such as good education and healthy eating will not be prioritized. For instance, the article cites the example of a person born in poverty.

Extensive apparatus offers students a proven framework for revisiting, revising, or defending those assumptions as students probe the myths underlying them. There are some interesting essays in here and some interesting opinions–but they are just that.

In very clear details, she describes that the women and the men in the low-income society, as the one she was working in Florida would rather work without food and the basic hygiene than to risk losing their jobs. Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: I like it so much, I’ve even blurbed the back cover of this one.

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Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing by Gary Colombo

The image contributes to the discourse by exploring the historical perspective of the concern and how it affects more people than we can see from the outside. Quite simply this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the “mythology” of America. Brilliant selections, well-arranged sections, good use of visuals, and all tied americca together with excellent questions to foster group work and critical thinking.

Open Preview See a Problem? The way that feminist issues were handled was extremely disappointing as well. The common concern in the articles and the image is that gender and social status have been allowed in the American society to destroy the social fabric.

From his own description, there are refutable myths about a class that has been widely held by Rereadingg, in order to deceive themselves that co,ombo class does not affect them rrreading much This concern has therefore been selected due to the weight of the issue in the life today and the colomno that most people tend to deny the existence of discriminations related to gender and social class.


However, most of the articles in the book attempt to reduce the common feeling and help expose the deeper roots of the concern. Never dry or boring, always open-minded and challenging you to think deeper about life and yourself.

May 09, angrykitty rated it really liked it Shelves: Some sections are better than others, but for insight and quality writing, a really do not think a better collection exists about America. The writers are all good at what they do, some of them amazing.

The author uses statistics to prove that being in a specific class in the society determines how one operate as an adult and amerida how the current and future generations in that line will survive. The most important aspect of the article that relates to the concept of gender and class is the indication that the low-class citizens do not mind being mistreated, exploited and even overworked in poor inhumane conditions.

A lot of the subjects are things that you have never thought of before but find yourself being passionate about them right away after you read it.

In addition, individual opportunities must be directly related to the individual efforts and capability and not on their gender or social status.

Secondly, when compared to the other historical pictures of slaves working in the cotton fields, the white girl now looks better rereding. Affordable, digital options on the Macmillan Learning Student Store. From the articles that make up the text to the illustrations depicting American people and their environment at different stages and statuses of life, the book directs the readers focus on the America that is not commonly seen from the outside perception of life.

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

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. She is better clothed, looks healthier and even cleaner. First, the fact that the human being in the picture is a female demonstrate that women have historically been considered to be a weaker gender who have been amfrica serious opportunities for empowerment.


This paper explores this concept from the article by Barbara Ehrenreich whose focus is on living and working in a low-class society and the dolombo by Gregory Mantsios who focuses on the issue of class in America.

A good textbook for teaching about reading and writing about race,class, sexuality and gender issues. This implies that all members of the social struggle to ensure that they at least fit into what the social class they identify with consider normal. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. I really enjoyed having this as a textbook and found myself sometimes reading some of the articles that weren’t assigned to me.

Never dry or boring, always open-minded and challenging you to think deeper I was required to get this book for my first college English course, and I found it to be the best “Textbook” I have ever read.


Brammer rated it really liked it. The articles and the image complement one another and vividly demonstrate the details of this basic concern. Whereas the existence of these vices is not debatable, the impact that they have on the life of the common Amerca and the realization of the American dream is significant.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A small collection of photographs are also included in each section.

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Barbara describes her own experience and opinions regarding a society that does not mind itself. This implies that even with her lack of opportunities, there are still other people who are lower than her in the social rankings. May 22, Ashley is currently reading it Recommends it for: Other editions – View all Rereading America: Their lack of opportunities, either based on their gender and social status means colomho they will become vulnerable to mistreatment and exploitation that further threaten their healthy living.

Oct 24, Tracy added it. Issues that have been widely regarded as of concern by with very little efforts to find a solution to them are explored in the book.