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Author Ho, Jennifer

Title Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (213 pages)
Series Studies in Asian Americans
Asian Americans.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction Feeding Identity, Subverting Stereotypes: Food and Consumption in Contemporary Asian American Bildungsromane; Chapter One Consuming Asian American History in Frank Chin's Donald Duk; Chapter Two To Eat, To Buy, To Be: Consumption as Identity in Lois Ann Yamanaka's Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers; Chapter Three Feeding the Spirit: Mourning for the Mother(land) in Lan Cao's Monkey Bridge and Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman
Chapter Four Fusion Creations in Gus Lee's China Boy and Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised LandConclusion Hungry for More?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This inter-disciplinary 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
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Subject American fiction -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism
Bildungsromans, American -- History and criticism
Consumption (Economics) in literature.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Asian Americans in literature.
Group identity in literature.
Food habits in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American fiction -- Asian American authors
Asian Americans in literature
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life
Bildungsromans, American
Consumption (Economics) in literature
Food habits in literature
Group identity in literature
Identity (Psychology) in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135469122