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Eighner, Lars “On Dumpster Diving”
New England Journal of Public Policy Volume 8 Issue 1 Special Issue on Homelessness: New England and Beyond
(50E): good model of process analysis that describes and considers scavenging
Gay, Roxane, “Peculiar Benefits”
The Rumpus, May 16th, 2012. A good bridge between personal narratives and short, argumentative pieces. Discusses privilege. Would useful for practicing summary.
Gay, Roxanne, “The Careless Language of Sexual Violence”
The Rumpus, March 10th, 2011. (WP—9th edition): about language and sexual violence in contemporary media
Kincaid, Jamaica “The Ugly Tourist”
Short essay about tourists, “natives“ and place.
Korten, Tristan “In Florida, Officials Ban Term ‘Climate Change
In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change'
BY TRISTRAM KORTEN
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Miami Herald, March 08, 2015 04:00 AM. Updated March 11, 2015 11:52 PM
Meltzer, Marisa, “The Last Feminist Taboo”
(WP—9th edition): about the politics of dieting.
Elle magazine, Dec. 19, 2013. Title on Elle Magazine: "Does Wanting to Be Thin Make You a Slave to the Man?"
Morris, Errol, “Liar, Liar Pants on Fire”
NY Times JULY 10, 2007 2:14 PM
How to think critically about images. May pair with” Regarding the Pain of Others”
Munoz, Manuel, "Leave Your Name at the Border
Aug. 1, 2007, NYTImes Opinion. Personal/argumentative essay about language, national identity, names, borders
Slater, Lauren, The Trouble With Self-Esteem (link)
Version of article from Literature Resource Center with audio playback. The New York Times Magazine. (Feb. 3, 2002): Lifestyle: p. 44.
Solnit, Rebecca, “Men Explain Things to Me”
(WP, 11th edition): uses personal narrative to build argument about gender and silencing
Solomon, Akiba “Thugs, Students, Rioters, Fans: Media’s Subtle Racism in Unrest Coverage”
Reflects language and race, does good comparative work, pairs well with Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”.