Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels
By Jennifer Ho
Routledge – 2005 – 212 pages
Series: Studies in Asian Americans
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.