Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels

Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels

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This interdisciplinary study examines the theme of consumption in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and eating with ethnic identity formation. Using four discrete modes of identification--historic pride, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American adolescents challenge and revise their cultural legacies and experiment with alternative ethnic affiliations through their relationships to food.From early essays like aquot;Racist Loveaquot; to more recent non-fiction writings such as aquot; Roshomon Road, aquot; Chin has excoriated ... But a further reading of China#39;s essays makes clear that he rejects an either/or, Asian/American identity crisis in favor of aanbsp;...

Title:Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels
Author: Jennifer Ho
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13

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