The Woman Warrior | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of The Woman Warrior.
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SOURCE: "Questioning Race and Gender Definitions: Dialogic Subversions in The Woman Warrior," in Criticism, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, Fall, 1989, pp. 421-37.

In the following essay, Schueller provides an analysis of The Woman Warrior as a work that offers insight into issues of racial, national, and gender identity.

Ever since its publication in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior has been praised as a feminist work. But while critics have written extensively about the articulation of female experience in The Woman Warrior, they have been unable to deal simultaneously with the questions of national and racial identity that the book so powerfully raises. However, if we approach women's writing as centrally concerned not strictly with gender but with oppression, we can fruitfully examine the conjuncture and relationship between female and ethnic identity, an important issue not only for this text but for feminist theory as well. I will briefly examine...

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