Themes in the Works of Susan Wyle and Paula Rothenberg Book Review by Quality Writers

Themes in the Works of Susan Wyle and Paula Rothenberg
This paper discusses major themes in Susan Wyle's "Revisiting America: Readings in Race, Culture and Conflict" and in Paula Rothenberg's "Race, Class and Gender in the United States".
# 104125 | 1,135 words | 0 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 02, 2008 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , English (Analysis) , Sociology (General)

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This paper explains that Susan Wyle and Paula Rothenberg take a sociologist perspective to their work. The paper then compares the two perspectives, noting that Susan Wyle, in her book, "Revisiting America", provides a rhetorical perspective on American History, while Rothenberg's approach, in his book, "Race, Class, and Gender in the United States", focuses on power in relation to gender, race and class.
The paper concludes that each author reaches the student in such a way that she can't help but identify with the commonalities of the culture she are studying. The paper includes color illustrations.

From the Paper:

"Wyle and Rothenberg take on a great challenge in their methodology. Wyle provokes thought in her students by providing a rhetorical experience to the learning of the successes and blunders in American History. She lets her students explore their own experience and transfer these experiences on to the interpretation of the audience exploring a particular piece of history at a particular time. In the next lecture because her audience is different the conclusions that are reached from studying history could be completely different. Rothenberg takes a more individualist approach to teaching gender, race and class."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cultural identity. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2007, from
  • Cultural Traits and Generalizations. (n.d.) Culture identity. Retrieved May 8, 2007,
  • Rothenberg, P.S. (2004). Race, class, and gender in the United States. 6th ed., New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Thanasoulas, Dimitrios. (2001). The Importance of Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Classroom. Retrieved April 26, 2007, from
  • Wyle, S. (2004). Revisiting America: readings in race, culture, and conflict. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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