Contemporary Issues in Focus
“Contemporary Issues in Focus”, the new coursebook for Freshman English 101 and 102, has just been published. The book has been compiled by the Freshman English instructors and printed by the UK branch of Pearson Education Limited.
“Contemporary Issues in Focus” consists of four chapters: “Media and Popular Culture”, “Gender”, “Race and Ethnicity” and “Innocence, Experience and Family Matters”, and contains a total of 52 texts. In each chapter, there are essays and articles by authors such as Simone de Beavoir, Naomi Wolf, Susan Bordo, Salman Rushdie, Martin Luther King Jr., Amin Maalouf, Patricia Holland and Neil Postman, and short stories by important literary figures like Doris Lessing, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank O?Connor, Isabel Allende and Sevgi Soysal.