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First EditionCatherine Cucinella©2016
The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting new line of single-theme readers, each featuring Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An Editorial Board of more than a dozen compositionists at schools focusing on specific themes assist in the development of the series. The readers in the series collect thoughtfully chosen readings sufficient for an entire writing course—about 30 selections—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students make inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as monsters, happiness, money, food, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, each focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The Web site for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Are Borders?Robert Frost, Mending WallAlexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen, A Very Bordered WorldStuart Elden, Territory without BordersReed Karaim, Building WallsMark Stein, How the States Got Their ShapesChapter 2: Why Do Geographical Borders Matter?Gloria Anzaldúa, To Live in the Borderlands Means YouNorma Cantú, Living on the Border: A Wound that Will Not HealPaul Theroux, The Country Just over the FenceLeslie R. Alm and Ross E. Burkhart, Canada-U.S. Border Communities: What the People Have to SayHeewon Chang, Re-Examining the Rhetoric of the "Cultural Border"Bill Moyers and Sherman Alexie, Sherman Alexie on Living Outside Cultural BordersThe Provincial Freeman, Mason and Dixon’s LineKate DeVan Filer, Our Most Famous BorderU.S. Congress, The Missouri CompromiseChapter 3: How Do Borders Influence the Ways We Write and Speak?Gloria Anzaldúa, How to Tame a Wild TongueManuel Muñoz, Leave Your Name at the BorderAmy Tan, Mother TongueFrançois Grosjean, Change of Language, Change of PersonalitySteve Inskeep and Michele Norris, Living in Two Worlds, but with Just One LanguageKarla D. Scott, Communication Strategies across Cultural BordersKristen Hawley Turner, Digitalk: A New Literacy for a Digital GenerationChapter 4: Does Creativity Transcend Borders?Elizabeth Bishop, The MapOmar Akram, Can Music Bridge Cultures and Promote Peace?John M. Eger, Art as a Universal LanguageAnn Marie Leimer, Cruel Beauty, Precarious Breath: Visualizing the U.S.-Mexico BorderGabriela Valdivia, Joseph Palis, and Matthew Reilly, Borders, Border-Crossing, and Political Art in North CarolinaDavid Avalos, Border Fence as Möbius StripNaomi Shihab Nye, Poetry PeddlerChapter 5: Can We Rethink a World without Borders?Gabriel Popescu, Borders in the Era of GlobalizationDavid Kinkela, Neil Maher, and Donald Worster, Revisiting a "World without Borders": An Interview with Donald WorsterMichael A. Clemens, A World without Borders Makes Economic SenseShaun Raviv, If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?Stefany Anne Golberg, World without BordersMarilyn Chin, Monologue: Grandmother Wong’s New Year Blessings