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Author Xu, Wenying, author.

Title Eating identities : reading food in Asian American literature / Wenying Xu.

Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index.
Contents 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.
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Summary 'Eating Identities' is the first book to link food to a wide range of Asian American concerns such as race and sexuality. Xu provides lucid and informed interpretations of seven Asian American writers (John Okada, Joy Kogawa, Frank Chin, Li-Young Lee, David Wong Louie, Mei Ng, and Monique Truong), revealing how cooking, eating, and food fashion Asian American identities in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, class, diaspora, and sexuality. Most literary critics perceive alimentary references as narrative strategies or part of the background; Xu takes food as the central site of cultural and political struggles waged in the seemingly private domain of desire in the lives of Asian Americans. For students of literature, this tantalizing work offers an illuminating lesson on how to read the multivalent meanings of food and eating in literary texts.
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Language English.
Subject American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
Gastronomy in literature.
Food habits in literature.
Dinners and dining in literature.
Cooking in literature.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans in literature.
Food habits -- Social aspects.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- Asian American.
American literature -- Asian American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807125
Asian Americans in literature. (OCoLC)fst00818675
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00818648
Cooking in literature. (OCoLC)fst01899770
Dinners and dining in literature. (OCoLC)fst00893964
Food habits in literature. (OCoLC)fst00930823
Food habits -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930819
Gastronomy in literature. (OCoLC)fst00938907
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Xu, Wenying. Eating identities. Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2008 9780824831950 0824831950 (DLC) 2007035581 (OCoLC)167514049
ISBN 9781435666771 (electronic bk.)
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9780824831950 (print)
0824831950 (print)
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