The cultural production of Asian American young adults in the novels of Marie G. Lee, An Na, and Doris Jones Yang

Academic Article


  • This essay explores how the production of social subjectivities in these novels is related to the books' production processes and marketing, both suggesting a capitulation to a dominant order. A concentration on curricular ethnic inclusion or on making profits from an audience desiring stereotypical tales about ethnic difference comes at the expense of more interesting elements in fiction, such as narrative form and complex characterization.
  • Authors


    Publication Date

  • April 2006
  • Keywords

  • 2000-2099
  • American literature
  • Asian American experience
  • Lee, Marie G.(1964- )
  • Na, An(1972- )
  • Yang, Dori Jones
  • cultural stereotypes
  • fiction
  • young adults
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 168
  • End Page

  • 184
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 2