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Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre





ISBN 9781138092525
Published November 5, 2018 by Routledge
244 Pages

 
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Scholars and readers alike need little help identifying the infamous Bridget Jones or Carrie Bradshaw. While it is no stretch to say that these fictional characters are the most recognizable within the chic lit genre, there are certainly many others that have helped define this body of work. While previous research has focused primarily on white American chick lit, Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre, takes a wider look at the genre, by exploring chick lit novels featuring protagonists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds set both within and outside of the US.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgements



List of Contributors



Introduction



ERIN HURT



Prologue: A Second Read: Further Reflections on Women of Color Chick Lit



PAMELA BUTLER AND JIGNA DESAI





SECTION 1



CATEGORIES OF CHICK LIT



1 More Than Sex, Shopping and Shoes": Cosmopolitan Indigeneity and Cultural Politics in Anita Heiss’s Koori Lit



LAUREN O’MAHONY



2 Against Asianness: On Being Cool, Feminist, and American in Asian/American Chick Lit



JENNY HEIJUN WILLS





SECTION 2



TEXTS AND TROPES



3 Narratives of Latina Girlhood in Malín Alegría’s Estrella’s Quinceañera and Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico



FELICIA SALINAS-MONIZ



4 "I live a fabulous Asian-American life—ask me how!": Kim Wong Keltner Unpacks Contemporary Asian American Female Identity In The Dim Sum Of All Things And Buddha Baby



JENNIFER WOOLSTON



5 The "Aha Moment": Representing Transformation and Black Women’s Trauma in the Chick Lit Genre



CHERISE POLLARD





SECTION 3



DECENTERING WHITENESS



6 Neoliberal Fantasies: Erica Kennedy’s Feminista (2009)



HEIKE MIßLER



7 The White Terry McMillan: Centering Black Women Within Chick Lit’s Genealogy



ERIN HURT





SECTION 4



AUTHORIAL VOICES



8 Writing Chica Lit



LINDA CHAVEZ DOYLE



9 Interview with Kavita Daswani



10 Interview with Kim Wong Keltner



11 Interview with Sofia Quintero





Conclusion: Reading Neoliberal Fairy Tales



Bibliography



Index

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Biography

Erin Hurt is an Associate Professor of English at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has published articles on the work of Alisa Valdes and Sofia Quintero, and her research areas include chica lit, US Latinx and American literatures, and women’s and gender studies.