Meat and the Millennium: Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats and the Transnational Politics of Race and Gender
Journal / Book Title
Journal of Asian American Studies
"Meat and the Millennium" examines U.S. millennial discourses of race, gender and family in Ruth Ozeki's 1998 novel, My Year of Meats. This article focuses on the construction of family as a site of domestication of U.S. 1990s liberal ideologies of multicultural diversity and liberal feminism. It grounds the narration of American womanhood as a model for Japanese women at the turn of the millennium in the history of the role of feminist discourses in the post-World War II U.S. occupation of Japan.
Journal ISSN / Book ISBN
1097-2129 1096-8598 (electronic)
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Cheng, Emily, "Meat and the Millennium: Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats and the Transnational Politics of Race and Gender" (2009). Department of English Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 35.
Cheng, Emily. "Meat and the Millennium: Transnational Politics of Race and Gender in Ruth Ozeki's My Year of Meats." Journal of Asian American Studies, vol. 12 no. 2, 2009, pp. 191-220. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/jaas.0.0033