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The New Humanities Reader presents 33 challenging and important essays from diverse fields that address current global issues. This cross-disciplinary anthology helps readers attain the analytical skills necessary to become informed citizens. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for students to synthesize materials and formulate their own ideas and solutions. The thought-provoking selections engage students and encourage students to make connections for themselves as they think, read, and write about the events that are likely to shape their lives. The Third Edition contains 14 new readings, drawn from the latest books and journals. These selections continue in the text's pattern of being current, globally oriented, interdisciplinary, and probing.
Table of Contents
"The Ecology of Magic," from The Spell of the Sensuous
"On Becoming an Arab" from A Border Passage: From Cairo to America
"The Real World War IV"
"Waiting for a Jew: Marginal Redemption at the Eighth Street Shul," in Between Two Worlds: Ethnographic Essays on American
"'Market Fundamentalism' Versus the Religion of Democracy," from The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
"A World on the Edge," from World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
"Presumed Innocent," from The Secret History of the War on Cancer
"The Wreck of Time"
"The Naked Citadel"
"Immune to Reality," from Stumbling on Happiness
From The Tipping Point
"Work Rules," from The Soul of Capitalism
"Why Heather Can Write: Media Literacy and the Harry Potter Wars," from Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media
"The Myth of the Ant Queen," from Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Sofware
"You Have Gestures." The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
From Into the Wild
"Metakinesis: How God Becomes Intimate in Contemporary US Christianity"
Excerpt from Losing
Excerpt from Reading Lolita in Tehran
"How To Tell a True War Story," from The Things They Carried Postrel
"Surface and Substance," from The Substance of Style
"Dogs Snarling Together," from The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade Sacks
"The Mind's Eye"
"An Elephant Crackup?"
"Meat and Milk Factories," from The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices
"The Uses of Disaster: Notes on Bad Weather and Good Government," from Wanderlust: A History of Walking
"War," from Living Downstream Stock
"The Enhanced and the Unenhanced," from Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
"When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, It Was Friday," from The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness
From The Argument Culture
"Another Look Back, and A Look Ahead," from Why Things Bite Back
"Wisdom," from Infinite Life Twinge
"An Army of Me," from Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before
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