Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction - by Grau017cyna Kozaczka (Hardcover)

Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction -  by Grau017cyna Kozaczka (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Though often unnoticed by scholars of literature and history, Polish American women have for decades been fighting back against the patriarchy they encountered in America and the patriarchy that followed them from Poland. Through close readings of several Polish American and Polish Canadian novels and short stories published over the last seven decades, Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction traces the evolution of this struggle and women’s efforts to construct gendered and classed ethnicity.

Focusing predominantly on work by North American born and immigrant authors that represents the Polish American Catholic tradition, Grażyna J. Kozaczka puts texts in conversation with other American ethnic literatures. She positions ethnic gender construction and performance at an intersection of social class, race, and sex. She explores the marginalization of ethnic female characters in terms of migration studies, theories of whiteness, and the history of feminist discourse. Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction tells the complex story of how Polish American women writers have shown a strong awareness of their oppression and sought empowerment through resistive and transgressive behaviors.

Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Polish and Polish American Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Grau017cyna Kozaczka
Language: English
Street Date: February 26, 2019
TCIN: 53680785
UPC: 9780821423394
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-8747
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$49.95
Delivered on or shortly after release date when you preorder online.
No release date yet
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.