How What You Eat Defines Who You Are: The Food Theme in Four American Women Writers (Book Review) - Journal of International Women's Studies

How What You Eat Defines Who You Are: The Food Theme in Four American Women Writers (Book Review)

By Journal of International Women's Studies

  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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How What You Eat Defines Who You Are: The Food Theme in Four American Women Writers (Book Review) Journal of International Women's Studies Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

How What You Eat Defines Who You Are: The Food Theme in Four American Women Writers. 2008. Ya-hui Irenna Chang. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 192 pp including bibliography and index. $109.95 (Hardcover). Ya-hui Irenna Chang argues that minority women authors are frequently caught between efforts to accurately represent experiences of minority women--often autobiographically, or influenced by their own histories--and pressures from members of their respective ethnic groups to combat popular stereotypes and refrain from presenting negative cultural images. Thus, for example, Chang cites Amy Tan's response to criticism:

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