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New visions of community in contemporary American fiction : Tan, Kingsolver, Castillo, Morrison

Author: Magali Cornier Michael
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2006.
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"In this engaging, optimistic close reading of five late twentieth-century novels by American women, Magali Cornier Michael illuminates the ways in which their authors engage with ideas of communal activism, common commitment, and social transformation. The fictions she examines imagine coalition building as a means of moving toward new forms of nonhierarchical justice; for ethnic cultures that, as a result of  Read more...
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Michael, Magali Cornier.
New visions of community in contemporary American fiction.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607259354
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Magali Cornier Michael
ISBN: 1587295059 9781587295058 1587295113 9781587295119
OCLC Number: 65302477
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Rethinking community for the twenty-first century --
Choosing hope and remaking kinship : Amy Tan's The joy luck club --
Negotiating collectivities: Barbara Kingsolver's The bean trees and Pigs in heaven --
Colelctive liberation and activism via spirituality : Ana Castillo's So far from God --
The call to love, to assert power with others : Toni Morrison's Paradise --
Looking to the future.
Responsibility: Magali Cornier Michael.
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