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A truly global, multicultural, and cross-cultural reader, One World, Many Cultures features 60 selections by major authors from 31 countries.

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One World, Many Cultures by Stuart Hirschberg

A truly global, multicultural, and cross-cultural reader, One World, Many Cultures features 60 selections by major authors from 31 countries.

The readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, region, and nation, challenging students to compare their experiences with the experiences of others in radically different cultural circumstances. Eight thematic chapters explore cultural perspectives on human experiences around the globe: family life, adolescent relationships, gender roles, work, conflicts of class and race, the struggles of individuals against governments, the immigrant experience, and a new chapter on social customs, rituals, and sports.

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Table of Contents

* Denotes selections new to this edition. All chapters conclude with "Connecting Cultures" sections.



1.The Family in Different Cultures.

* Patricia Hampl, Grandmother's Sunday Dinner.

Gayle Pemberton, Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Pat Mora, Remembering Lobo.

* Gayatri Devi, A Princess Remembers.

Serena Nanda, Arranging a Marriage in India.

* Daniela Deane, The Little Emperors.

John Cheever, Reunion [Short Story].

* Fatima Mernissi, Moonlit Nights of Laughter.

* Kazuo Ishiguro, Family Supper [Short Story].

2.Coming of Age.

Christy Brown, The Letter "A."

Sucheng Chan, You're Short, Besides!

* Douchan Gersi, Initiated into an Iban Tribe of Headhunters.

Tepilit Ole Saitoti, The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior.

* Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi, Against the Pleasure Principle [Short Story].

* Helen Fremont, After Long Silence.

* Jerzy Kosinski, The Miller's Tale [Short Story].

3.How Culture Shapes Gender Roles.

Kim Chernin, The Flesh and the Devil.

Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman.

Lennard J. Davis, Visualizing the Disabled Body.

* Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.

* Marjorie Shostak, Memories of a !Kung Girlhood.

Shirley Saad, Amina [Short Story].

* Kyoko Mori, Polite Lies.

* Mahasweta Devi, Giribala [Short Story].

4.How Work Creates Identity.

Lesley Hazleton, Confessions of a Fast Woman.

Kon Krailet, In the Mirror [Short Story].

* Victor Villasenor, Rain of Gold.

* Tomoyuki Iwashita, Why I Quit the Company.

* Louise Rafkin, A Yen for Cleaning.

* Jackie Chan, A Dirty Job.

R.K. Narayan, Misguided "Guide."

* Machado de Assis, A Canary's Ideas [Short Story].

5.Class and Caste.

Jo Goodwin Parker, What Is Poverty?

Mahdokht Kashkuli, The Button [Short Story].

Alonso Salazar, The Lords of Creation.

Mary Crow Dog, Civilize Them with a Stick.

* Viramma, Pariah.

* Lee Stringer, Life on the Street.

* Liliana Heker, The Stolen Party [Short Story].

6.The Individual in Society.

* Natalia Ginzburg, The Son of Man.

* Milorad Pavic, The Wedgwood Tea Set [Short Story].

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Decolonising the Mind.

* Rae Yang, At the Center of the Storm.

* Luis Sepulveda, Daisy.

* Anwar Iqbal, Fifteen Lashes.

Panos Ioannides, Gregory [Short Story].

7.Strangers in a Strange Land.

* Claire Chow, Ethnicity & Identity: Creating a Sense of Self.

Luis Alberto Urrea, Border Story.

Gloria Anzaldua, Cervicide [Short Story].

* Jesse W. Nash, Confucius and the VCR.

* Palden Gyatso, Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk.

David R. Counts, Too Many Bananas.

* H.G. Wells, The Country of the Blind [Short Story].

8.Customs, Rituals, and Sports.

Guanlong Cao, The Culture of Killing.

* Slavenka Drakulic, On Bad Teeth.

Bessie Head, Looking for a Rain God [Short Story].

Gino Del Guercio, The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead.

Nabil Gorgy, Cairo Is a Small City [Short Story].

* Octavio Paz, Fiesta.

* Tad Friend, Uno ... Dos ... Tres Urrrrnggghhh!

Rhetorical Index.

Geographical Index.


Pronunciation Key.

Index of Authors and Titles.

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One World, Many Cultures by Stuart Hirschberg
Stuart Hirschberg
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