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Stealing Buddha s Dinner

Stealing Buddha s Dinner Book
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780143113034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle. Reprint.

Stealing Buddha s Dinner

Stealing Buddha s Dinner Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-10-27
ISBN : 9781531177409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Toll House Cookies

Toll House Cookies Book
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An excerpt from a coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American. Recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle.

100 Things You Don t Wanna Know about Stealing Buddha s Dinner

100 Things You Don t Wanna Know about Stealing Buddha s Dinner Book
Author : Grace Brenting
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-01
ISBN : 9785458793766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

A Passage to Multiculturalism

A Passage to Multiculturalism Book
Author : 黃靖雅
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir (2008), written by Bich Minh Nguyen (1974), a Vietnamese American writer, is devoted to the author's family. It is based on Nguyen's own life story which depicts her family's life in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after fleeing from Vietnam in 1975, focusing on her fascination with American foods and her growing interest toward Vietnamese foods. Nguyen, inspired by the fact of the memoir boom in recent decades, records her childhood experience with different kinds of food as a commemoration of her past. This thesis discusses Nguyen's growing up journey through her consumption of Vietnamese foods and American foods. It begins with Nguyen's Vietnamese gustatory journey through her grandmother Noi's cooking. Thereafter her multiple cultural experiences through having American and other Western foods are prepared by Rosa, her stepmother. Undergoing the event of stealing Budhha's dinner, Nguyen realizes that she is who she is and her attitude toward different cultures may be changeable while her Vietnamese root will never change. This thesis analyzes author's growing up experiences and the construction of her multicultural identity through foods by applying Homi Bhabha's notion of hybridity and Du Bois's concept of "double consciousness.".

Short Girls

Short Girls Book
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-08-06
ISBN : 0141931302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Linny and Van Luong are two second generation Vietnamese immigrant sisters from the American Midwest. Linny, the youngest, is pretty and popular but trapped in a cycle of dead-end jobs and hopeless affairs. Van, plain and socially awkward, is an overachieving immigration lawyer with a seemingly picture-perfect marriage. The sisters have been locked in a relationship of mutual disdain for as long as they can remember. When their eccentric elderly father, inventor of the 'Luong Arm' (a gadget to help short people reach objects in high places), finally decides to take the oath for American citizenship in order to compete in an American Idol style reality show for inventors, the sisters must return to their childhood home to plan a party to celebrate the decision that took thirty years to make. As they navigate their secrets, silences and all that has seemed out of reach to them for so long, Van and Linny realize that they are not so different from each other after all...

Devouring Cultures

Devouring Cultures Book
Author : Cammie M. Sublette,Jennifer Martin
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Release : 2015-12-15
ISBN : 1557286914
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 Book
Author : Wenying Xu
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0810855771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.

Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl Book
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-02-06
ISBN : 0698151372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction Book
Author : Ymitri Mathison
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2017-11-20
ISBN : 1496815092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Read My Plate

Read My Plate Book
Author : Deborah R. Geis
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-05-29
ISBN : 1498574440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sheng-mei Ma
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-27
ISBN : 3319580337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Yanoula Athanassakis
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-02-03
ISBN : 1317494962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World

Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World Book
Author : Nancy C. Atwood,Roger Atwood
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2019-09-01
ISBN : 0820355321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Asian Americans in Michigan

Asian Americans in Michigan Book
Author : Sook Wilkinson
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 2015-04-01
ISBN : 0814339743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Beth Kephart
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 1101620188
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

RELG World

RELG  World Book
Author : Robert E. Van Voorst
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1305437020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brief and visually appealing, RELG: WORLD, Second Edition, is designed to enhance students' learning experience at an affordable price. 4LTR Press solutions like this one give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This book-only option is perfect for 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.

Selves in Dialogue

Selves in Dialogue Book
Author : Begoña Simal
Publisher : Rodopi
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9401206856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

American Multiculturalism in Context

American Multiculturalism in Context Book
Author : Sämi Ludwig
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-03-07
ISBN : 1443874825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

College Reading The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers

College Reading  The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers Book
Author : Janet Nay Zadina,Rita Smilkstein,Deborah Daiek,Anter
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-01-04
ISBN : 128565739X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.