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Modeling Minority Women

Heroines in African and Asian American Fiction

By Reshmi J. Hebbar

Routledge – 2005 – 152 pages

Series: Studies in Asian Americans

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Description

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.

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.

Name: Modeling Minority Women: Heroines in African and Asian American Fiction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Reshmi J. Hebbar. 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...
Categories: Women's Literature, Literature, Asian Studies