* New to this edition To the Instructor To the Student Alternative Rhetorical Table of Contents About the Editors PREVIEW: Reading, Writing, Viewing, Internet The Habit of Close Reading Becoming a Better Writer Writing and Thinking Writing on the Computer Visual Literacy: Word and Image Writing Workshop: Starting a Journal 1. INITIATION: Growing Up American Visual Literacy: CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY: Rainy Day Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman *Sandip Roy-Chowdhury, Interpreter of the Second Generation Garrison Keillor, Born among the Born Again Susan J. Miller, My Father's Other Life *Adriana Barton, Growing Up Hippie Sandra Cisneros, Mericans (Short Story) FORUM: Generation 1 1/2 Caroline Hwang, "The Good Daughter" Nguyen Louie, "A Daughter's Story" (Student Essay) *Kevin Janda, Culture as a Two-Way Street (Student Essay) Mara Joseph, On Being White Writing Workshop 1: Drawing on Your Experience 2. SCHOOL: Learners and Institutions Visual Literacy: POSTER ART: The Next Generation Mike Rose, Going to School in East L.A. *Jeff Zorn, My Daughter, Child #008458743 *Thad Williamson, Bad As They Wanna Be *Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall A Day in the Life of a Lab Rat Michael J. Sandel, Marketers Are Storming the Schoolhouse Stanford Report, Electronic Communication May Aid Social Interaction (Newsletter) Nell Bernstein, Learning to Love Louise Erdrich, Indian Boarding School: The Runaways (Poem) FORUM: Free to Worship *Visual: Jefferson's Virginia Declaration Emily Lesk, My 60-Second Protest from the Hallway Loretta Johnson, Prayer Isn't Always Allowed Niles Elliot Goldstein, My Online Synagogue *Writing Workshop 2: From Reading to Writing 3. INVENTING AMERICA: Diversity and Community Visual Literacy: COMMITTED PHOTOGRAPHY: Americanos Anna Quindlen, The Mosaic vs. the Myth *Richard Rodriguez, Notes from a Changing America Ana Veciana-Suarez, A Place Where We Belong Arturo Madrid, Diversity and Its Discontents Jeremiah Creedon, The Spiritually Diverse Society Daniel J. Boorstin, Why I Am Optimistic about America Chitra Divakaruni, Indian Movie, New Jersey (Poem) FORUM: Redeeming Past Injustice Matthew Kauffman, The Day the Slaves Got Their Way Cynthia Tucker Jefferson, Hemings Affair Can't Be Denied Suzan Shown Harjo, I Won't Be Celebrating Columbus Day *Writing Workshop 3: Exploring Internet and Non-Print Sources 4. IDENTITY: Rethinking Race Visual Literacy: IMAGE AS DOCUMENT: Alabama Department Store Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me *R.W., Success Bought at High Cost Miriam Schulman, Affirmative Action or Negative Action David Bernstein, Mixed like Me Fox Butterfield, Why They Excel *Noy Thrupkaew, The Myth of the Model Minority Alice Walker, Everyday Use (Short Story) FORUM: Educating about Race Richard Cohen, Our Children Are Our Future--Unfortunately They're Bigots Patricia Smith, The Tiny, Brown Professor Joan Ryan, Home Truths about Race Cynthia Tucker, Double Standard on Drug Sentences Writing Workshop 4: Pushing Toward a Thesis 5. ROLES: Constructing Gender Visual Literacy: CULTURE WATCH: What Meets the Eye *Lisa M.Krieger, Few Women Pick Computer Science Ruth Conniff, The Joy of Women's Sports Im Jung Kwuon, Facing Down Abusers *Anjula Razdan, What's Love Got to Do with It" *Sue Hutchison, The New Momism Robert Bly, The Community of Men Walt Whitman, A Glimpse (Poem) FORUM: Gay in America Elizabeth Birch, A Day to Leave the Closet William Bennett, Love, Marriage, and the Law *Caroly Lochhead, Gay Pairs Wed in Massachusetts *L.A. Chung, Attitudes on Marriage Change Slowly Elizabeth Bell, Teaching Tolerance before Hate Takes Root Writing Workshop 5: Organizing Your Writing 6. OUTSIDERS: Hearing Unheard Voices Visual Literacy: WARNING SIGNS: Dangerous Border Annie Downey, Is There Life after Welfare? Amanda Coyne, Mother's Day in Federal Prison Nathan McCall, Time Andre Dubus, Why the Able-Bodied Still Don't Get It Ynestra King, The Other Body: Disability and Identity Politics *Tomas Robles, Ferrying Dreamers to the Other Side Bethlyn Madison Webster, Stamps (Poem) FORUM: Class in a Classless Society Adair Lara, Class Struggle on the Refrigerator Molly Ivins, You Can't Get By on Nickels and Dimes (Book Review) *Gene Nichol, Educating for Privilege *Mary Bridges, Poverty Up, Women Still Down Writing Workshop 6: Feedback and Revision 7. MEDIA WATCH: Virtual Reality Visual Literacy: LAYOUT: Formating Your Message Amanda Fazzone, Game Over Jeanne Albronda Heaton and Nona Leigh Wilson, Talk TV: Tuning In to Trouble George de Stefano, Ungood Fellas *Edmund Tuerina, A Battle between Citizenship, Ancestry Roger Angell, Return of the Cliche Expert Andrea Freud Loewenstein, Sister from Another Planet Probes the Soaps (Satire) FORUM: The Fencing In of Cyberspace Adair Lara, On the Internet, We All Own a Press Rob Morse, Yes, Virginia, There Is a First Amendment *Jessie Scanlon, 7 Ways to Squelch the Net Jon Swartz, Push to Squash Spam Writing Workshop 7: Comparing and Contrasting 8. ROLE MODELS: Searching for Heroes Visual Literacy: UNSUNG HEROES: Female Firefighter Arthur Ashe, A Black Athlete Looks at Education *Ambre Brown Morley and Nicole Ostrow, Whistleblower: A Question of Conscience *Karima A. Haynes, How Good Are Women Cops? *Nancy Gibbs and Richard Stengel, Jessica Lynch: The Interview *Steven Win, Get Motivated! Robert Hayden, Frederick Douglass (Poem) FORUM: Exceptional Lives Andrew Delbanco, The Autobiography of Billy Graham (Book Review) Leslie Gornstein, The Digital Amazon *Dave Ford, Public Interest Lawyer Writing Workshop 8: Weighing Your Options 9. LANGUAGE: Bond or Barrier? Visual Literacy: HEADLINES: Spinning the News Deborah Tannen, Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers *Women's Center Website, Men and Women Talking Amoja Three Rivers, Cultural Etiquette: A Guide Andrew Brownstein, A Battle over a Name in the Land of the Sioux Jorge R. Mancillas, Bilingualism: Assimilation Is More Than ABCs *Robin Tolmach Lakoff, Power of Words in Wartime John Heaviside, A Gathering of Deafs (Poem) FORUM: Language and Social Class Mark Francis Cohen, Small Tawk Toni Cook, Ebonics: Opening Pandora's Box (Interview) Angelo Figueroa, Ebonics Plan is Worth a Listen Writing Workshop 9: Writing to Define 10. VIOLENCE: Living at Risk Visual Literacy: SURVEILLANCE CAMERA: The Face of Terror Ben Fox, Friends Knew Alleged Gunman's Plans (News Story) Linda M. Hasselstrom, A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun Fred Barbasch, Beyond the Finger Pointing Tobias Wolff, White Man Gwendolyn Brooks, The Boy Died in My Alley (Poem) FORUM: Tough on Crime Nathan Glazer, The Broken Window Theory Steven Musil, Emotions Clouding Rational Decisions (Student Editorial) Families to Amend Three Strikes, A Threat to Justice *[Newspaper], Fruitless Punishment (Editorial) Writing Workshop 10: Writing to Persuade 11. ENVIRONMENT: Saving the Planet Visual Literacy: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: The Return of the Condor Marie de Santis, The Last of the Wild Salmon *Jack Hill, The Book of the Tree-Sitters Jane Kay, California Condor's Comeback Deborah Blum, The Monkey Wars Margaret Atwood, Dreams of the Animals (Poem) FORUM: The Endangered Ecosphere Molly Ivins, Don't Mention Global Warming Charles Krauthammer, Saving Nature, But Only for Man Mark Sagoff, Feeding TenLaguardia, Dolores is the author of 'American Voices Culture And Community', published 2005 under ISBN 9780072982640 and ISBN 0072982640.