Friday, April 11, 2008

Eating Identities

Xu, Wenying.
Eating Identities: reading food in Asian American literature
Honolulu : University of Hawai’i Press, c2008.

ix, 195 p. ; 23 cm.

Call no.
Shields Library PS153.A84 X8 2008 Regular Loan

Other title Reading food in Asian American literature
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-189) and index.

Enjoyment and ethnic identity in No-no boy and Obasan -- Masculinity, food, and appetite in Frank Chin’s Donald Duk and "The eat and run midnight people" -- Class and cuisine: David Wong Louie’s The barbarians are coming -- Diaspora, transcendentalism, and ethnic gastronomy in the works of Li-Young Lee -- Sexuality, colonialism, and ethnicity in Monique Truong’s The book of salt and Mei Ng’s Eating Chinese food naked -- Epilogue: eating identities.

American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
Gastronomy in literature.
Food habits in literature.
Dinners and dining in literature.
Cookery in literature.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans in literature.
Food habits -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780824831950 (pbk. : alk. paper)


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