Vital Ideas: Money

Vital Ideas: Money

ADU-VIM | ISBN 978-1-933147-80-2 | Softcover |
161 pages


Edited by Dana Heller, professor and chair of English at Old Dominion University and Claire Pamplin, assistant professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York

Vital Ideas: Money—whether we possess large amounts of it or crave more, thinking about it can keep us awake at night. The selections in this volume will help you start to make sense out of this complicated thing that can be both a blessing and a curse. This compact, topical anthology will generate exciting and rewarding discussions for college courses in reading and composition, as well as book groups of all kinds. Questions for discussion and writing prompts accompany each selection.

The New Master and Mistress*
Harriet Jacobs
Henry David Thoreau
The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society*
Karl Marx
Sister Carrie*
Theodore Dreiser
The Gilded Six-Bits
Zora Neale Hurston
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
John Cheever
Selling in Minnesota*
Barbara Ehrenreich
Sex and the Mall*
Paco Underhill
The Joy Luck Club*
Amy Tan
The Heaven-Sent Leaf
Katy Lederer

*Indicates a selection from a longer work.