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Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (1997) — Contributor — 65 copies

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A very balanced book that looks at the condition of the Asian immigrant through the light of history, literature and politics. Lowe is probably at her best and most passionate in the discussion of the state of Asian immigrant women, and of the need for all of us to cross borders of race, ethnicity and class in order to work towards positive change.

She manages to contextualize some basic ideas while at the same time going in depth with some theories of Marx, Althusser, Audre Lorde, Fanon, Benjamin, and others and connecting them to this situation in ways I haven't thought of previously. She also does some great reading of [a:Jessica Hagedorn|6323|Jessica Hagedorn|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1281518101p2/6323.jpg]'s [b:Dogeaters|875730|Dogeaters|Jessica Hagedorn|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1179107524s/875730.jpg|1912177], [a:Fae Myenne Ng|61437|Fae Myenne Ng|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nophoto/nophoto-U-50x66.jpg]'s [b:Bone|1193750|Bone|Fae Myenne Ng|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nocover-60x80.jpg|517882], [a:Carlos Bulosan|148317|Carlos Bulosan|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1271607946p2/148317.jpg]'s [b:America is in the Heart: A Personal History|253813|America is in the Heart A Personal History (Washington Paperbacks)|Carlos Bulosan|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1173164746s/253813.jpg|384432], and, especially, [a:Theresa Hak Kyung Cha|52223|Theresa Hak Kyung Cha|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1286468056p2/52223.jpg]'s [b:Dictee|90894|Dictee|Theresa Hak Kyung Cha|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171224795s/90894.jpg|1397562].

Her writing can at times be dense and takes some getting used to, but it is a very important work to Asian American studies so it can't be ignored. It is winner of the 1997 Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies and an HOnoroable Mention for the 1997 John Hope Franklin Prize for the best book published in American studies. It brings out some major issues in feminist studies, Marxist studies, and Asian American and immigrant history in general.
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