Tenth Edition   ©2016

Rereading America

Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

Gary Colombo (Los Angeles City College) , Robert Cullen (San Jose State University) , Bonnie Lisle (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9921-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9921-4; Format: Paper Text, 704 pages

Teach students to critically examine the assumptions of American culture

Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and again that they've watched their students grow as critical thinkers and writers as they grapple with cross-curricular readings that not only engage them, but also challenge them to reexamine deeply held cultural assumptions, such as viewing success solely as the result of hard work. Extensive apparatus offers students a proven framework for revisiting, revising, or defending those assumptions as students probe the myths underlying them. Rereading America has stayed at the forefront of American culture, contending with cultural myths as they persist, morph, and develop anew.

The eleventh edition features a refreshed collection of readings with an updated chapter that introduces students to one of the most pervasive myths of our time: technological innovation fosters an improved society. Also in response to instructors' requests for more writing instruction, there are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

"My students love the textbook. They actually say that. How often do students say that? I love Rereading America. This textbook actually makes teaching easier. Class is more interesting for me and my students because we're discussing and writing about issues that matter in their lives and mine."   
– Sheena Boran, University of Mississippi