Pacific Seminar Reader - University of the Pacific

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Chapter 1: The Self and Self-Reflection
Chapter Introduction
Toni Morrison, “How Can Values Be Taught in the University?”
Jack W. Meiland, “The Difference between High School and College”
Carl Sagan, “Science and Hope”
Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, “Questioning Authority”
John Stuart Mill, “Of Thought and Discussion”
Four Noble Truths
Sucheng Chan, “You’re Short, Besides!”
Brent Staples, “Black Men and Public Space”
Peggy McIntosh, “50 Daily Effects of White Privilege”
Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect”
Brook Sadler, “The Wrongs of Plagiarism: Ten Quick Arguments”
Rachel Toor, “Editing Friends: How to Avoid Hurt Feelings and Battered Relationships When
Friends Turn to You for a Close Read”
Chapter 2: Family and Interpersonal Relationships
Chapter Introduction
Stephanie Coontz, "The World Historical Transformation of Marriage”
Louise B. Silverstein and Carl F. Auerbach, "Deconstructing the Essential Father"
Carter Heyward, “Coming Out: Journey Without Maps”
Jane English, “What do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?”
Amparo B. Ojeda, "Growing up American: Doing the Right Thing"
Yohko Tsuji, "Encounters with the Elderly in America"
Junot Diaz, “Fiesta, 1980”
Vicki Crompton, "A Parent's Story"
Jean Kilbourne, “Jesus is a Brand of Jeans”
Arlie R. Hochschild, “The Commodity Frontier”
Andrea R. Canaan, “Girlfriends”
Karen Walker, "‘I'm Not Friends the Way She's Friends’: Ideological and Behavioral
Constructions of Masculinity in Men's Friendships"
Chapter 3: Civil Society
Chapter Introduction
Larry J. Diamond, “Toward Democratic Consolidation”
Robert D. Putnam, “Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in
Sherry Turkle, “Virtuality and its Discontents”
Neil Postman, “Amusing Ourselves to Death”
Andreana Clay, " 'All I Need is One Mic': Mobilizing Youth for Social Change in the Post-Civil
Rights Era"
Christina Gagnier, "Democracy 2.0: Millennial-Generated Change in American Governance"
Diana L. Eck, "American Religious Pluralism: Civic and Theological Discourse"
Milton Friedman, Excerpt from “Capitalism and Freedom”
Jacob Lawrence, “The Great Migration: A Story in Paintings,” series of paintings online
Paul R. Krugman, "The Return of Depression Economics”
Studs Terkel, "Mike Lefevre, Steelworker"
Pedro Pietri, "Puerto Rican Obituary”
Chapter 4: Citizenship and the State
Chapter Introduction
John Locke, “Second Treatise of Government”
Langston Hughes, “Epilogue” (or “I, too, sing America”)
The Declaration of Independence
Gloria Anzaldua, “To Live in the Borderlands Means You”
Evelyn N. Glenn, “Citizenship and Inequality”
Jonathan Kozol, “The Dream Deferred, Again, in San Antonio”
Sophocles, Antigone
Abraham Lincoln, “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions”
Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letters from a Birmingham Jail”
Steve May and Rob Nunn, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
News Release 26: California Supreme Court Rules in Marriage
Kwame Anthony Appiah, “Introduction: Making Conversation,” from Cosmopolitanism
Michael Gilmour, “The Prophet Jeremiah, Aung San Suu Kyi, and U2’s All That You Can’t
Leave Behind”
Chapter 5: The Natural World and the Environment
Chapter Introduction
Robert Frost, “The Gift Outright”
John Muir, “Hetch Hetchy Valley”
Leslie Silko, “Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Migration”
Alex Ross, “Song of the Earth”
Garrett Hardin, “The Tragedy of the Commons”
Jon Gertner, “The Future Is Drying Up”
Rachel Carson, “And No Birds Sing”
Marc Hauser, “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think”
Andy Opel and Jason Smith, “ZooTycoon TM: Capitalism, Nature, and the Pursuit of
John Ryan and Alan Durning, “Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things”
Michael Pollan, “Power Steer”
Chris Jordan, “Running the Numbers”
Diane Sicotte, “Dealing in Toxins on the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Lessons from a Hazardous
Waste Controversy in Pheonix”
John Grimond, “Troubled Water”
Edward Burtynsky, “Industrialization in China”
Jane Goodall, “My Four Reasons for Hope”
Paul Wapner, “Environmental Ethics and Global Governance: Engaging the International Liberal
Fredrick Douglass, “My Bondage and My Freedom”