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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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. Rosy rated it did not like it May 15, One The book Rereading America provides a deep socio-psychological perspective of the American community.

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

rerrading A good textbook for teaching about reading and writing about race,class, sexuality and gender issues. Amr Mohamed rated it liked it Jan 04, I will continue to look for textbooks for him here in the future. The collection of essays rereaading articles brings together opinions, expressions and personal experiences of different people and experts whose analytical and critical exploration of the life of Americans is rational. In very clear details, she describes that the women and the men in the low-income society, as the rereadlng she was working in Florida would rather work without food and the basic hygiene than to risk losing their jobs.

While I may never agree with the biases gereading political choices of some of the authors, I have to concede that all of them have very good points to make.

A great book that makes you think, I really enjoy reading this book and cannot wait to finish. This is then depicted vividly in the image where the issues of class and gender as determinants of social and economic opportunities strongly arise. Recognising that the existing frameworks inhibit social justice through the systems that deny individuals of their opportunities as Americans must be the first step towards solving the concern.

Their lack of opportunities, either based on their gender and social status means that they will become vulnerable to mistreatment and exploitation that further threaten their healthy living. This is THE reader I will be using for class. Issues that amerlca been widely regarded as of concern by with very little efforts to find a solution to them are explored in the book. Americ parts of this book in college Very thought A great text for anyone who is involved in American studies.


The most important aspect of the article that relates to the concept of gender and class is the indication that the low-class citizens do not mind being mistreated, exploited and even overworked in poor inhumane conditions.

Healthy working conditions do not bother them and this increases their chances of being exploited at their own expense. Marilee rated it really liked it Jun 21, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Still, anyone interested in America should read this with an open mind.

This text is required for my Comp II and so far it looks to be interesting, rethinking and examining the concept of education in America. Provocative questions are raised – things that might shock kids out of complacency. Preview — Rereading America by Gary Colombo. Francis The book Rereading America provides a deep socio-psychological perspective of the American community.

I especially enjoyed the contrast between the Horatio Ager story about upward mobility and the Class in America article by Gary Mantsios. In addition, individual opportunities must be directly related to the individual efforts and capability and not on their gender or social status. The cycle is therefore likely to repeat itself in the next generation.

If you are intending to broaden your mind, this is a good book for you. This implies that even with her lack of opportunities, there are still other people who are lower than her in the social rankings. To the latter, life is a struggle to be sustained and they are thus ready to even risk their health and rereqding lives in order to refeading the little they already have.

It was great, and I didn’t sell it back to the bookstore like I do with all my other college texts!! No eBook available Amazon. The paper will also relate the articles to the image of a white girl picking cotton found in the book under the images of individual opportunity in America Barbara and Mantsios use their articles amreica describe the most common forms of denial of individual opportunities that are currently seen in the American collombo.

I liked the graphic novel section. I was americs to get this book for my first college English course, and I found it to be the best “Textbook” I have ever read. Class is more interesting for me and my students because we’re discussing and writing about issues that matter in their lives and mine. This book actually encourages racism and sexism at times with the content offered, because there is nothing to compare it to. In particular, the two articles hereby explored demonstrate resetting the goals for Americans must start by redefining themselves and their connections to one another.


May 22, Ashley is currently reading it Recommends it for: Contains numerous essays that encourage debate. Two of the oldest perspectives in this is the gender and social class issues. The image rereadijg be viewed from two perspectives.

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing by Gary Colombo

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. I like it so much, I’ve even blurbed the back cover of this one. Lists with This Book. From the articles that make up the text to the …more The book Rereading America provides a deep socio-psychological perspective of the American community.

Some sections are better than others, but for insight and quality writing, a really do not think a better collection exists about America. Thinking Critically Challenging Cultural Myths.

In spite of the fact that it’s clearly intended for undergraduates taking their initial required humanities courses, the articles are actually very thought provoking, and surprisingly I had not already encountered most of them in other contexts. See 2 questions about Rereading America….

Books by Gary Colombo. 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. 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 ameriac topics.