"In this nuanced and insightful analysis of ethnic women writers Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, Ana Castillo, and Toni Morrison, Michael argues that traditional American values like rugged individualism, capitalist materialism, and intersecting race, class, ethnic, and gender oppressions isolate, impoverish, and victimize women until they turn to the values of ethnic communities for inspiration."---Phillipa Kafka, author, On the Outside Looking In(dian): Indian Women Writers at Home and Abroad
About the Author
Magali Cornier Michael is associate professor of English and co-director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She is the author of Feminism and the Post-modern Impulse: Post - World War II Fiction as well as articles on such authors as John Fowles, Angela Carter, D. M. Thomas, Doris Lessing, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and Toni Morrison.