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

By Jennifer Ho

© 2005 – Routledge

212 pages

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Paperback: 9780415646949
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About the Book

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.

About the Series

Studies in Asian Americans

Reconceptualizing Culture, History, Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004030
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American
SOC043000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies