Stealing Buddha s Dinner

Stealing Buddha s Dinner
Author: Bich Minh Nguyen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN: 9780143113034
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing Buddha s Dinner Book Excerpt:

Winner of the PEN/Jerard Award Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year Kiriyama Notable Book "[A] perfectly pitched and prodigiously detailed memoir." - Boston Globe As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the desire to belong transmutes into a passion for American food. More exotic- seeming than her Buddhist grandmother's traditional specialties, the campy, preservative-filled "delicacies" of mainstream America capture her imagination. In Stealing Buddha's Dinner, the glossy branded allure of Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House Cookies becomes an ingenious metaphor for Nguyen's struggle to become a "real" American, a distinction that brings with it the dream of the perfect school lunch, burgers and Jell- O for dinner, and a visit from the Kool-Aid man. Vivid and viscerally powerful, this remarkable memoir about growing up in the 1980s introduces an original new literary voice and an entirely new spin on the classic assimilation story.

Devouring Cultures

Devouring Cultures
Author: Cammie M. Sublette,Jennifer Martin
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1557286914
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devouring Cultures Book Excerpt:

"Funded in part by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts"--Page 4 of cover.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater
Author: Wenying Xu
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1538157322
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater Book Excerpt:

"Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors"--

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction
Author: Ymitri Mathison
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN: 1496815092
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Hena Ahmad, Linda Pierce Allen, Mary J. Henderson Couzelis, Sarah Park Dahlen, Lan Dong, Tomo Hattori, Jennifer Ho, Ymitri Mathison, Leah Milne, Joy Takako Taylor, and Traise Yamamoto Often referred to as the model minority, Asian American children and adolescents feel pressured to perform academically and be disinterested in sports, with the exception of martial arts. Boys are often stereotyped as physically unattractive nerds and girls as petite and beautiful. Many Americans remain unaware of the diversity of ethnicities and races the term Asian American comprises, with Asian American adolescents proving to be more invisible than adults. As a result, Asian American adolescents are continually searching for their identity and own place in American society. For these kids, being or considered to be American becomes a challenge in itself as they assert their Asian and American identities; claim their own ethnic identity, be they immigrant or American-born; and negotiate their ethnic communities. The contributors to Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction focus on moving beyond stereotypes to examine how Asian American children and adolescents define their unique identities. Chapters focus on primary texts from many ethnicities, such as Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, South Asian, and Hawaiian. Individual chapters, crossing cultural, linguistic, and racial boundaries, negotiate the complex terrain of Asian American children's and teenagers" identities. Chapters cover such topics as internalized racism and self-loathing; hyper-sexualization of Asian American females in graphic novels; interracial friendships; transnational adoptions and birth searches; food as a means of assimilation and resistance; commodity racism and the tourist gaze; the hostile and alienating environment generated by the War on Terror; and many other topics.

Stealing Buddha s Dinner

Stealing Buddha s Dinner
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781531177409
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing Buddha s Dinner Book Excerpt:

RELG WORLD

RELG  WORLD
Author: Robert E. Van Voorst
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN: 133767186X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RELG WORLD Book Excerpt:

Encounter religions from around the world with RELG: World, 4th Edition and undertake a fascinating journey as you explore the belief systems that have shaped the political, social and cultural aspects of societies throughout history. Through ongoing research into students’ learning needs and study preferences, RELG: WORLD, 4th Edition from 4LTR Press is an easy-reference textbook that presents course content through visually engaging chapters. 4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Read My Plate

Read My Plate
Author: Deborah R. Geis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-05-29
ISBN: 1498574440
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read My Plate Book Excerpt:

Considering how recipes and food writing are read differently than other narratives, this book examines the concept of taste in food as cultural and emotional performance and shows how the dynamics of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and social class affect what literary characters and narrators eat.

Sinophone Anglophone Cultural Duet

Sinophone Anglophone Cultural Duet
Author: Sheng-mei Ma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-07-26
ISBN: 3319580337
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sinophone Anglophone Cultural Duet Book Excerpt:

This book examines the paradox of China and the United States’ literary and visual relationships, morphing between a happy duet and a contentious duel in fiction, film, poetry, comics, and opera from both sides of the Pacific. In the 21st century where tension between the two superpowers escalates, a gaping lacuna lies in the cultural sphere of Sino-Anglo comparative cultures. By focusing on a “Sinophone-Anglophone” relationship rather than a “China-US” one, Sheng-mei Ma eschews realpolitik, focusing on the two languages and the cross-cultural spheres where, contrary to Kipling’s twain, East and West forever meet, like a repetition compulsion bordering on neurosis over the self and its cultural other. Indeed, the coupling of the two—duet-cum-duel—is so predictable that each seems attracted to and repulsed by its dark half, semblable, (in)compatible for their shared larger-than-life-ness.

Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives

Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives
Author: Yanoula Athanassakis
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 1317494962
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives Book Excerpt:

Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives examines post-1929 US artistic interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing themes of pollution, marine life, and agricultural production in the work of a number of historically significant writers including John Steinbeck, Ruth Ozeki, and Cherríe Moraga, this book outlines a series of incisive dialogues on transnational flows of capital and environmental justice. Texts ranging from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) to Body Toxic (2001) represent the body as vulnerable to a host of environmental risks. They identify "natural disasters" not just as environmental hazards and catastrophes, but also as events intertwined with socioeconomic issues. With careful textual analysis, Athanassakis shows how twentieth- and twenty-first-century US writers have sought to rethink traditional understandings of how the human being relates to ecological phenomena. Their work, and this study, offer new modes of creative engagement with environmental degradation – engagement that is proactive, ambivalent, and even playful. This book contributes to vital discussions about the importance of literature for social justice movements, food studies, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities. The core argument of the book is that artistically imaginative narratives of environmental disturbance can help humans contend with ostensibly uncontrollable, drastic planetary changes.

Diasporic Tastescapes

Diasporic Tastescapes
Author: Paula Torreiro Pazo
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN: 3643908245
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diasporic Tastescapes Book Excerpt:

Diasporic Tastescapes seeks to explore the culinary metaphors present in a selection of Asian American narratives written by a variety of contemporary authors. The intricate web of culinary motifs featured in these texts offers a fertile ground for the study of the real and imaginary [hi]stories of the Asian American community, an ethnic minority that has been persistently racialized through its eating habits. Thus, this book examines those literary contexts in which the presence of food images becomes especially meaningful as an indicator of the nostalgia of the immigrant, the sense of community of the diasporic family, the clash between generations, and the shocks of arrival and return. The reading of Asian American "edible metaphors" from these perspectives will prove particularly revealing in relation to the notions of home, identity, and belonging-all of them mainstays of the diasporic consciousness. (Series: Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies, Vol. 8) [Subject: Asian American Literature, Literary Criticism]~~

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World
Author: Nancy C. Atwood,Roger Atwood
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 0820355321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World Book Excerpt:

Nonfiction storytelling is at its best in this anthology of excerpts from memoirs by thirty authors--some eminent, some less well known--who grew up tough and talented in working-class America. Their stories, selected from literary memoirs published between 1982 and 2014, cover episodes from childhood to young adulthood within a spectrum of life-changing experiences. Although diverse ethnically, racially, geographically, and in sexual orientation, these writers share a youthful precocity and determination to find opportunity where little appeared to exist. All of these perspectives are explored within the larger context of economic insecurity--a needed perspective in this time of growing inequality. These memoirists grew up in families that led "hardscrabble" lives in which struggle and strenuous effort were the norm. Their stories offer insight on the realities of class in America, as well as inspiration and hope.

Transnational American Spaces

Transnational American Spaces
Author: Tina Powell,Patricia Sagasti Suppes
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 1648894380
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational American Spaces Book Excerpt:

As people migrate, they face the need to create a stable space within a disconcertingly unfamiliar environment. This experience of creating new spaces opens opportunities for positive transcultural connections; however, these opportunities can also serve as the disciplining of the migrant body. This text focuses on the movement of bodies in transnational communities and the formation of domestic and communal spaces that provide respite from migratory paths, negotiate transnational relationships, or establish a new home. In doing so, we explore literary texts that question, challenge, and deepen our understanding of the experience of migration through the use of space and place. The texts in question examine three levels of transnational spaces: intimate spaces such as family, personal growth, or sexuality; inherited spaces reflected in generational conflicts, religious identity, and inherited histories; and national spaces that look at issues of broader national identities. The texts we examine engage with transnational communities within the United States, and the ways in which narratives reimagine new space to negotiate change and create new norms. These narratives can sometimes bridge both cultures or can sometimes result in a violent sense of displacement. Each chapter problematizes a different aspect of transcultural adaptation, and the geographic ties of each community focus reflect the multicultural reality of the U.S., with connections to Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Asian Americans in Michigan

Asian Americans in Michigan
Author: Sook Wilkinson
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 0814339743
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Americans in Michigan Book Excerpt:

While the number of Asians in Michigan was small for a good portion of the state’s history, many Asian-derived communities have settled in the area and grown significantly over time. In Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest, editors Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew have assembled forty-one contributors to give an intimate glimpse into Michigan’s Asian-American communities, creating a fuller picture of these often overlooked groups. Accounts in the collection come from a range of perspectives, including first-generation immigrants, those born in the United States, and third- and fourth-generation Americans of Asian heritage. In five sections, contributors consider the historical and demographic origins of Michigan’s Asian American communities, explore their experiences in memory and legacy keeping, highlight particular aspects of community culture and heritage, and comment on prospects and hopes for the future. This volume’s vibrant mix of contributors trace their ancestries back to East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan), South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan), and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Hmong). Though each contributor writes from his or her unique set of experiences, Asian Americans in Michigan also reveals universal values and memories held by larger communities. Asian Americans in Michigan makes clear the significant contributions by individuals in many fields—including art, business, education, religion, sports, medicine, and politics—and demonstrates the central role of community organizations in bringing ethnic groups together and preserving memories. Readers interested in Michigan history, sociology, and Asian American studies will enjoy this volume.

Handling the Truth

Handling the Truth
Author: Beth Kephart
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 1101620188
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handling the Truth Book Excerpt:

In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist shares inspiration and practical advice for writing a memoir. Writing memoir is a deeply personal, and consequential, undertaking. As the acclaimed author of five memoirs spanning significant turning points in her life, Beth Kephart has been both blessed and bruised by the genre. In Handling the Truth, she thinks out loud about the form—on how it gets made, on what it means to make it, on the searing language of truth, on the thin line between remembering and imagining, and, finally, on the rights of memoirists. Drawing on proven writing lessons and classic examples, on the work of her students and on her own memories of weather, landscape, color, and love, Kephart probes the wrenching and essential questions that lie at the heart of memoir. A beautifully written work in its own right, Handling the Truth is Kephart’s memoir-writing guide for those who read or seek to write the truth.

American Multiculturalism in Context

American Multiculturalism in Context
Author: Sämi Ludwig
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1443874825
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Multiculturalism in Context Book Excerpt:

In March 2015, a group of experts from four continents and a wide range of disciplines met with the leading African American writer Ishmael Reed in Mulhouse, France, and Basel, Switzerland. Guided by Swiss cultural and literary theorist Sämi Ludwig, and deliberately migrating back and forth across a political border in the heart of Europe, they not only listened to Reed and discussed his work, but also looked more widely at the different meanings assigned to “multiculturalism” in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. This volume brings together their reflections.

Selves in Dialogue

Selves in Dialogue
Author: Begoña Simal
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9401206856
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selves in Dialogue Book Excerpt:

Selves in Dialogue: A Transethnic Approach to American Life Writing constitutes an explicit answer to the urgent call for a comparative study of American autobiography. This collection of essays ostensibly intends to cut across cultural, “racial” and/or “ethnic” boundaries, introducing the concept of “transethnicity” and arguing for its increasing validity in the ever-changing field of American Studies. Accordingly, the comparative analysis in Selves in Dialogue is implemented not by juxtaposing essays that pay “separate but equal” attention to specific “monoethnic” or “monocultural” traditions—as has been the usual strategy in book-length publications of this sort—, but by critically engaging with two or more different traditions in every single essay. Mixing rather than segregating. The transethnic approach proposed in this collection does not imply erasing the very difference and diversity that makes American autobiographies all the more thrilling to read and study. Group-specific research of an “intra-ethnic” nature should and will continue to thrive. And yet, the field of American Studies is now ready to indulge more freely, and more knowledgeably, in transethnic explorations of life writing, in an attempt to delineate both the divergences and the similarities between the different autobiographies written in the US. Because of its unusual perspective, Selves in Dialogue can be of interest not only for specialists in life writing, but also for those working in the larger fields of American Literature, Ethnic Studies or American Studies.

College Reading The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers

College Reading  The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers
Author: Janet Nay Zadina,Rita Smilkstein,Deborah Daiek,Anter
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN: 128565739X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Reading The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers Book Excerpt:

COLLEGE READING: THE SCIENCE AND STRATEGIES OF EXPERT READERS approaches reading from a thinking skills perspective by explaining how we think, learn, and read. This expert group of authors credibly incorporates widely proven brain research and learning theory into a user-friendly dynamic reading textbook aimed at diverse learners. The bridge from the scientific research to the classroom is carefully crafted so that not only will students learn to read more efficiently, but they will also learn how to learn more efficiently. By explaining the brain science of reading, COLLEGE READING empowers students with the knowledge that they can change their brain into a more effective reading brain. COLLEGE READING teaches students how to read by providing interactive learning and reading opportunities--Making Connections, Brain Connections, Activities, Practice with a Reading Passage, Post Test, and Brain Strength Options--so that students are discovering, understanding, and remembering essential reading skills they can apply to their future coursework. All students can be naturally motivated, expert readers and learners with COLLEGE READING. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Archipelago of Resettlement

Archipelago of Resettlement
Author: Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0520379659
Category: Refugees
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archipelago of Resettlement Book Excerpt:

Introduction : Nước : archipelogics and land/water politics -- Archipelagic history : Vietnam, Palestine, Guam, 1967-75 -- The "new frontier" : settler imperial prefigurations and afterlives of America's war in Vietnam -- Operation New Life : Vietnamese refugees and U.S. settler militarism in Guam -- Refugees in a state of refuge : Vietnamese Israelis and the question of Palestine -- The politics of staying : the permanent/transient temporality of settler militarism in Guam -- The politics of translation : competing rhetorics of return in Israel-Palestine and Vietnam -- Afterword : floating islands : refugee futurities and decolonial horizons.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature  Volume 2
Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN: 0253021162
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Uncommonly Good Ideas

Uncommonly Good Ideas
Author: Sandra Murphy,Mary Ann Smith
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0807756431
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommonly Good Ideas Book Excerpt:

This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core State Standards. The authors zero in on several big ideas that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of the students' writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These ideas are the cornerstone of best reseach-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrates tried-and-true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing as well as complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom.