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Ninth Edition   ©2013

Rereading America

Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

Gary Colombo (Los Angeles City College) , Robert Cullen (San Jose State University) , Bonnie Lisle (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-0671-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-0671-7
  • Paper Text , 864 pages

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Challenges the myths of American culture

Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because of its unique approach to the issue of cultural diversity. 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. With extensive editorial apparatus that puts readings from the mainstream into conversation with readings from the margins, Rereading America provokes students to explore the foundations and contradictions of our dominant cultural myths. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for Rereading America, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do.
"I have never seen so much change in my students' ability to think critically, to enter into the ongoing conversation, to see the world through a new lens, as when they are using Rereading America."

— Jackson Connor, Guildford College