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Rhetorical Contents Preface Introduction: How to Read and Write Critically What Is Critical Thinking? Why Read Critically? How to Read Critically Internet On, Inhibitions Off: Why We Tell All, Matt Ridley Keep a Journal on What You Read Annotate What You Read Outline What You Read Summarize What You Read Question What You Read Analyze What You Read What Is Critical Writing? Developing Ideas Narrowing the Topic Identifying Your Audience Developing a Thesis Understanding Your Paper's Objective Researching Selecting Sources for Your Paper Documenting Sources Organizing Your Paper Drafting Your Essay Writing Your Introduction Developing Paragraphs and Making Transitions Concluding Well Editing and Revising Using Active Voice Grammar and Punctuation Proofreading Effectively Approaching Visuals Critically Images and Advertising Altoids Ad Deciphering Editorial Cartoons Graduation Resistance Cartoon Chapter 1: Fashion and Flesh: The Images We Project My Hips, My Caderas, Alisa Valdes Weight of the World, Niranjana Iyer Strong Enough, Wendy Shanker MODERN SCHOLAR: Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders, Jennifer L. Derenne; Eugene V. Beresin CULTURE SHOCK: Get Real Ad Out-of-Body Image, Caroline Heldman The Natural Beauty Myth, Garance Franke-Ruta How Men Really Feel about Their Bodies, Ted Spiker CULTURE SHOCK: Mr. Olympia Never Too Buff, John Cloud VIEWPOINTS Why I Rue My Tattoo, Beth Janes Reading Tattoos: What X Can Learn From Y, G. W. W. (Open Salon Blog Post) PERSPECTIVES: Editorial Cartoon (Restroom Designation) Chapter 2: Consumer Nation: Wanting It, Selling It Which One of These Sneakers Is Me?, Douglas Rushkoff Just a Little Princess?, Peggy Orenstein Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (My Things Define Me) MODERN SCHOLAR: The Daily You, Joseph Turow Coming to a Lab Near You, Mary Carmichael Culture Shock: A Portfolio of Advertisements Boys and Girls Club M & Ms Kenneth Cole Honda United Colors of Benneton Dolce & Gabbana Calvin Klein The Allure of Luxury, James B. Twitchell Will Your Recession Be Tall, Grande, or Venti?, Daniel Gross VIEWPOINTS With These Words, I Can Sell You Anything, William Lutz The Language of Advertising, Charles A. O'Neill Chapter 3: Generation Recession: The Challenges We Face Generation Debt, Anna Kamenetz Strapped, Tamara Draut Grow Up? Not So Fast, Lev Grossman Recession Generation, Sharon Jayson Major Delusions, Tali Sharot MODERN SCHOLAR: Debtor's Prism, Margaret Atwood Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (who pays for debt?) VIEWPOINTS Twentysomething: Be Responsible, Go Back Home after College, Ryan Healy The "Responsible" Child, Florinda Vasquez Chapter 4: That's Entertainment? The Culture of Celebrity, Joseph Epstein Death to the Film Critics-All Hail the CelebCult!, Roger Ebert Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (Bloody Paparazzi) Return of the Brainless Hussies, Rebecca Traister MODERN SCHOLAR: The Role of Violent Video Game Content in Adolescent Development: Boys' Perspectives, Cheryl Olsen, Lawrence Kutner and Dorothy Warner Rap Artists' Use of Women, Luke Bobo Twilight' vs. 'Hunger Games': Why Do So Many Grown-Ups Hate Bella?, Noah Berlatsky Poof!, Dana Vachon VIEWPOINTS The Case for Reality TV, Michael Hirschorn Reality TV: Should We Really Watch, Elizabeth Larkin Chapter 5: The Social Animal: Connecting in a Digital World Mirror, Mirror, on the Web, Lakshmi Chaudry Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism, Christine Rosen You Gotta Have (150) Friends, Robin Dunbar MODERN SCHOLAR: Streams of Content, Limited Attention, danah boyd Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon: (The Evolution of Communication) Crafting Your Image for Your 1,000 Friends on Facebook, Stuart Wolpert I Tweet, Therefore I Am, Peggy Orenstein VIEWPOINTS Privacy Strikes Back, Jeffrey Rosen Stop Panicking About the Bullies, Nick Gillespie Chapter 6: Perspectives on Gender: Bridging the Gap My Most Attractive Adversary, Madeleine Begun Kane Advertisers, Men Are Not Idiots, Glenn Sacks and Richard Smaglick The End of Men?, Hanna Rosin Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (Zits, Unspoken Gender Communication) The Men We Carry in Our Minds, Scott Russell Sanders MODERN SCHOLAR: The Science of Difference, Steven Pinker Feminism in a Mad World, Aviva Dove-Biebahn Culture Shock: Annika Sorenstam Has Another Remarkable Year For A Lady VIEWPOINTS Lose Title IX please, Boise State Wants Baseball, Brittney Johnson Title IX Needed Now More Than Ever, Joe Gisondi Gender Inequality, E. M. Swift Chapter 7: Race and Racism: Can We Be Color-Blind? Inequality, Race, and Remedy, Alan Jenkins MODERN SCHOLAR: Why Should We Care About Racial Inequality?, Glenn Loury Leaving Race Behind, Amitai Etzioni Perspectives: History Marches On The End of White America?, Hua Hsu People Like Us, David Brooks Culture Shock: Look Legal Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?, Nicholas K. Peart VIEWPOINTS Airport Security: Let's Profile Muslims, Asra Q. Nomani * Racial Profiling is Poisoning Muslim Americans' Trust, Sahar Aziz Chapter 8: Family Affairs: Marriage in Flux MODERN SCHOLAR: Family: Idea, Institution, and Controversy, Betty G. Farrell Culture Shock: Marriage Trends in the United States On Not Saying "I Do", Dorian Solot For Better, For Worse, Stephanie Coontz Five Non-Religious Arguments for Marriage, Dennis Prager Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (The New American Family) Why Gay Marriage Is Good for Straight America, Andrew Sullivan Is Polygamy Really So Awful?, Libby Copeland Did I Miss Something?, Lowell Putnam VIEWPOINTS Think of the Children, Andrew J. Cherlin The Higher Risk of Cohabitation, Sharon Sassler Laws Should Reflect Reality, Nicky Grist Why the Ring Matters, W. Bradford Wilcox Chapter 9: Brave New World: What Can Science Do? Girl or Boy?, Denise Grady Will Gattaca Come True?, Mara Hvistendahl Perspectives: Editorial Cartoon (Meet My Mothers) Her Body, My Baby, Alex Kuczynski Frozen Assets, Jay Newton-Small MODERN SCHOLAR: It's Not About Broccoli! The False Case Against Health Care, Einer Elhauge For organ donation, Facebook beats the DMV, Art Caplan Viewpoints State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity, Lindsey Murtagh, JD, MPH; David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD Childhood Obesity Warrants Removal of Child to Foster Care, Susan Brady Why Fat Cannot Make You Unfit to Parent, Summer Johnson McGee Credits Index

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