First Edition   ©2016

Border Crossings

A Bedford Spotlight Reader

Catherine Cucinella

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-02014-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-02014-9; Format: Paper Text, 368 pages

A brief and versatile reader about borders at an affordable price.

Border Crossings explores questions around the central concept of borders and border crossings: What are borders? Who are border crossers? How do borders influence the ways we speak and write? How does technology and social media change our understanding of borders? Readings by cultural scholars, economists, novelists, poets, political theorists, travel writers, and others take up these issues and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students and the website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.

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

This is truly a fantastic textbook! Cucinella’s thematic approach to the topic of "Borders" is very well thoughtout and developed. The text and its content certainly challenge students to contemplate the world they live in now.
Erin Caldwell, University of North Georgia