Are We What We Eat? Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature

by William R. Dalessio

Table of Contents


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

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

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

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






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