Gary Colombo, Los Angeles City College; Robert Cullen, San Jose State University; Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind. Apr 8, Available in: Paperback. Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and. Rereading America has ratings and 24 reviews. Gary Colombo, ” Rereading America” has remained the most widely adopted book of its kind because of.

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In a rather exaggerated exploration of the statistics, Mantsios uses data from a research conducted on students who had taken a board exam. The image contributes to the discourse by rwreading the historical perspective of the concern and how it affects more people than we can see from the outside.

May 22, Ashley is currently reading it Recommends it for: For cooombo or her, life is about struggling to obtain the basic needs. Quite simply this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the “mythology” of America. Mar 03, Jillian added it.

I liked the graphic novel section. I a,erica liked reading essays dealing with education as a means of socialization first and americw above learning, and especially an essay detailing a compelling and justified call for black reparations. Also in response to instructors’ requests for more writing instruction, there are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

Issues that have been widely regarded as of concern by with very little efforts to find a solution to them are explored in the book. No eBook available Amazon. I will continue to look for textbooks for him here in the future. To see what your friends thought of this book, please colombp up. His basic claim is that the class that anyone belongs to either consciously or otherwise affects them in a significant way.


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.

Never dry or boring, always open-minded and challenging you to think deeper I was required to get this book for my first college English course, and I found it to be the best “Textbook” I have ever read.

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Opportunities such as good education and healthy eating will not be prioritized. Francis The book Rereading America provides amerixa deep socio-psychological perspective of the American community. No trivia or quizzes yet. Preview — Rereading America by Gary Colombo.

Quite simply this book is a collection of essays or excerpts tackling a variety of issues surrounding the “mythology” of America. They actually say that. The common concern in the articles and the image is that gender and social status have been allowed in the American society to destroy the social fabric.

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

You are not really encouraged to delve deeper into what you really believe, only what the author’s of the book want to push you towards. Working in the fields was common for the women especially in families where the economic status could not allow them to have slaves or paid workers to work on cotton farms.

Rereaidng great book that makes you think, I really enjoy reading this book and cannot wait to finish. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. About Table of Contents Instructor Resources. A good textbook for teaching about reading and writing about race,class, sexuality and gender issues.


Gary Colombo (Author of Rereading America)

Visit Our Student Store Save money. This was one of the few cllombo like textbooks I had in college. His conclusion was therefore that the higher the social class of a student and his family, the higher the chances that the student will score high grades.

Andrew rated it liked it Apr 23, Healthy working conditions do not bother them and this increases their chances of being exploited at their own expense. Equal opportunity for all Americans is one of the reredaing that has developed over time with a wide range of experts and scholars exploring the equity issue from different perspectives.

However, he uses statistical evidence to demonstrate the importance of the concern and how it affects every part of human life in America. Selected pages Title Page. I found this book in a free pile at used textbook store in Southern California, and honestly most people who have gone to college and maybe taken at least one social science class will probably be familiar with most of these topics. They are broken down into the following categories So it’s very one-dimensional, and at times felt very much like attempted indoctrination.

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