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Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning To Be American

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780140271676 Identity Lessons: Contemporary Writing About Learning To Be American

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

In stories and poems that explore how our society shapes us, Identity Lessons features a wide array of ethnic perspectives on growing up in America. Leading the reader into the living-rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and movie houses of America, distinguished writers from all points of the American ethnic landscape shed light on the space between conformity and difference, and examine the struggle between the need to belong and the pull of one's cultural roots. With insight, wit, and poignancy, the contributors to this anthology recall their attempts to reconcile family from the old country with the powerful messages about race, gender and class confronting them in their new surroundings. A collection of superb and moving writing, Identity Lessons deconstructs conceptions of personal and national identity, and forms an indispensable primer for understanding our cultural selves.
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Item Details

New
paperback
Gillan, Maria Mazziotti
Penguin Books
December 31, 1998
0140271678
9780140271676
M1027
Yes (black/red mark on bottom edge of pages)