In conclusion, therefore, the book Rereading America seeks to demonstrate through facts and expert opinions that the American dream ought to be rethought.
The basic claim in this article is therefore that people living in abject poverty cannot be expected to live healthy lives with only the current minimum wage. In particular, the two articles hereby explored demonstrate resetting the goals for Americans must start by redefining themselves and their connections to one another.
The experts whose articles are in the book support a common claim that Americans need to reset their goals.
Cultural Contexts for Critical Robert Cullen and Gary Colombo and the foundations and contradictions of our dominant cultural myths.
Their main desire is to secure a job and at least earn something to keep their lives moving on Equal opportunity for all Americans is one of the concepts that has developed over time with a wide range of experts and scholars exploring the equity issue from different perspectives.
Opportunities such as good education and healthy eating will not be prioritized. The concepts explored in the book relate to the revelation that the American dream was never going to be realized, at least not by everybody.
Thus, the person is likely not to succeed in school and hence will not secure the lucrative and high-paying jobs. One of the most vivid concepts from the articles is that of gender and social status being determinants of individual opportunity.
Ed, Gary Colombo, Rereading America: The author uses statistics to prove that being in a specific class in the society determines how one operate as an adult and also how the current and future generations in that line will survive. The image also demonstrates that social classes do significantly affect everyone and even within one broad class, there are even smaller classes that take the exact same shape as in the general society.
For instance, the article cites the example of a person born in poverty. Cultural Contexts for Editions for Rereading America: However, most of the articles in the book attempt to reduce the common feeling and help expose the deeper roots of the concern. The cycle is therefore likely to repeat itself in the next generation.
Barbara describes her own experience and opinions regarding a society that does not mind itself. Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking: He has also published Mind Readings: 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 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. Teacher x27;s comments in brackets.
Gary Colombo; thinking critically, challenging cultural myths —1. From his own description, there are refutable myths about a class that has been widely held by Americans, in order to deceive themselves that social class does not affect them as much 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.
For his or her, life is about struggling to obtain the basic needs.
Thinking Critically, Challenging, Cultural Myths quot;,: From the image, a white girl of school-going age is seen picking cotton 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.
The articles and the image complement one another and vividly demonstrate the details of this basic concern.
This implies that all members of the social struggle to ensure that they at least fit into what the social class they identify with consider normal. Barbara and Mantsios use their articles to describe the most common forms of denial of individual opportunities that are currently seen in the American society.
This paper explores this concept from the article by Barbara Ehrenreich whose focus is on living and working in a low-class society and the article by Gregory Mantsios who focuses on the issue of class in America.
To the latter, life is a struggle to be sustained and they are thus ready to even risk their health and their lives in order to keep the little they already have.
In addition, individual opportunities must be directly related to the individual efforts and capability and not on their gender or social status.
This is then depicted vividly in the image where the issues of class and gender as determinants of social and economic opportunities strongly arise. 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.
Healthy working conditions do not bother them and this increases their chances of being exploited at their own expense. Whereas the existence of these vices is not debatable, the impact that they have on the life of the common American and the realization of the American dream is significant.
First, the fact that the human being in the picture is a female demonstrate that women have historically been considered to be a weaker gender who have been denied serious opportunities for empowerment. Interpreting and understanding myths depend on an individual x27;s personal views, beliefs, and ideas.
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Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, Bonnie Lisle About Gary Colombo/5. Gary Colombo’s “Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths” was written as the introduction to the anthology Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing.
In it, he discusses the implications of cultural biases, in particular how it applies to the new college student.
Rereading America Cultural Contexts for Edited by Gary Colombo Los ANGELES CITY COLLEGE Robert Cullen SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Bonnie Lisle UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Bedford/St. Martin s Boston • New York. Contents Preface for Instructors Introduction: Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths Harmony at Home: The Myth.
Summary Essay of Introduction Summary Essay of Introduction "Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths" is an introduction for the textbook, Reading America 8th edition, Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing published by Bedford/St.
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Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing [Gary Colombo, but also challenge them to reexamine deeply held cultural assumptions, such as viewing success solely as the result of hard work.
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