Modeling Minority Women

Heroines in African and Asian American Fiction

By Reshmi J. Hebbar

© 2005 – Routledge

156 pages

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About the Book

This powerful study reconceptualizes ideas of ethnic literature while investigating the construction of ethnic heroines, shifting the focus away from cultural politics and considering instead narrative or poetic qualities which involve surprising relationships between Anglo-American women's writing and fiction produced by Asian American and African American women authors.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Someday My Prince Will Come: Ambivalent Romance and Ethnicity in the Fiction of the Eaton Sisters 2. The Fairest of Them All: Ethnicity, Heroines, and the Objectifying Lens 3. Cinderella's Understudies: Marginality, Ethnicity, and the Negotiated Spaces of Heroine Desire 4. Little Princesses: A New Generation of Ethnic, Adolescent Heroines. Epilogue.

About the Author

Reshmi J. Hebbar has taught literary and cultural studies at several Atlanta colleges, including Spelman College and The Georgia Institute of Technology.

About the Series

Studies in Asian Americans

Reconceptualizing Culture, History, Politics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO002010
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / African American
LIT003000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC043000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies