In Her Mother's House: The Politics of Asian American Mother-Daughter Writing (Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans #5) (Hardcover)

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Unwilling to see Asian American women silenced beneath the noisy discourses of feminists, cultural nationalists, and Eurocentric historians, Wendy Ho turns to specific spoken stories of mothers and daughters. Against reductive tendencies of scholarship, she places her own conversations with her China-born grandmother and her U.S.-born mother and her own readings of other Asian American women writers. She finds in the writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Fae Myenne Ng not only complex mother-daughter relationships but many-faceted relationships to fathers, family, community, and culture. Always resisting the simplistic explanations, In Her Mother's House brings Asian American women's experience as mothers and daughters to the forefront of gender and ethnicity.

About the Author


Wendy Ho teaches at the University of California, Davis


Product Details
ISBN: 9780742503366
ISBN-10: 0742503364
Publisher: Altamira Press
Publication Date: January 19th, 2000
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans