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Are We What We Eat?

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

ix

Introduction

1

Chapter 1: Eating Away at the Past and the Present: Assimilation and Alienation in Our House in the Last World and Typical American

17

Chapter 2: Honoring the Past in the Present: Food Preparation and Cultural Preservation in Paper Fish and Black Dog of Fate

53

Chapter 3: Hungering for Home: The Search for Identity in How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and Catfish and Mandala

89

Chapter 4: The Joy of Cooking and Eating: Cultural Hybridity and Female Empowerment in Oreo and Mona in the Promised Land

123

Conclusion

163

Notes

169

Bibliography

185

Index

201