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Monday, August 6, 2012
Some Online Readings
The following essays are online versions of readings used in Basic Composition (355:100) and Expository Writing (355:101) at Rutgers:
Belkin, Lisa. The Made to Order Savior
Berry, Wendell. "God, Science and Imagination"
Blackmore, Susan. "Strange Creatures"
Bremmer, Ian. "Democracy in Cyberspace"
Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
Chua, Amy. "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior"
Fallows, James. “Win in China!” from Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China. New
York: Vintage, 2009. (Previously published in The Atlantic Monthly, April 2007).
Flammang, Janet. “Introduction” from The Taste for Civilization: Food, Politics, and Civil Society.
Urbana: U of Il. Press, 2009. 1-21.
A good substitute: Michael Pollan, "The Food Movement Rising"
Gladwell, Malcolm. “Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.” The New Yorker
86.30 (October 10, 2010): 42-49. Print and online.
Gladwell, Malcolm. "
Thresholds of Violence: How School Shootings Catch On
." the New Yorker (October 19, 2015). Web.
, Alison. “Possible Worlds: Why do Children Pretend?” from The Philosophical Baby: What
Chilrden’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life. New York: Farrar, Straus and
Giroux, 2009. (19-46).
Hochschild. Arlie Russell. “From the Frying Pan into the Fire” in The Commercialization of Intimate
Life: Notes from Home and Work, published by University of California Press, 2003. ©2003 by
Regents of the University of California.
Klein, Naomi. Excerpt, pages xviii-xxvii, from “Preface: Fences of Enclosure, Windows of
Possibility.” Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate. New
York: Picador, 2002 ©2002 by Naomi Klein.
Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. “Introduction: The Girl Effect” from Half the Sky:
Turn Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Knopf, 2009.
(see page 42)
Orr, Gregory. “The Return to Hayneville.” The Virginia Quarterly Review 84 no3 29, 28, 30-43
Siebert, Charles. "An Elephant Crackup?"
Slater, Lauren. “Who Holds the Clicker?” Mother Jones. November 2005. 63-67, 90, 92.
Smith, Zadie. “Speaking in Tongues.” The New York Review of Books. February 26, 2009.
Specter, Michael. "A Life of Its Own."
Turkle, Sherry. “Introduction: Alone Together/The Robotic Moment/Connectivity and Its
Discontents/Romancing The Machine: Two Stories” from Alone Together: Why We Expect More
from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011. ©2011 by Sherry Turkle.
Yoshino, Kenji. “Preface” and “Racial Covering” from Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil
Rights. New York: Randomhouse, 2007. ix-xii and 111-141. ©2006 by Kenji Yoshino.
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