Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors. By Edvige Giunta. New York: Palgrave. 2002. xix, 203 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $18.95. Learning from Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles. By Paula M. L. Moya. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2002. xii, 235 pp. Cloth, $48.00; paper, $17.95. Transpaciï¬c Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature. By Yunte Huang. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2002. xv, 209 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. The terrain of American ethnic studies has expanded dramatically in recent years, especially with more sustained attention to and scrutiny of canonicity, representational politics, and transnationalism. Further contributing to the ï¬eld are Edvige Giuntaâs Writing with an Accent, Paula Moyaâs Learning from Experience, and Yunte Huangâs Transpaciï¬c Displacement. These three projects are vastly diï¬erent in orientation and design, but all share an interest in exploring the epistemic signiï¬cance of cultural and linguistic practices, as well as an even more fundamental goal. By drawing attention to a neglected group of writers (Giunta), by arguing for alternative theoretical approaches to ethnic writing (Moya), and by tracing transnational exchanges between Asian Book Reviews 893 and American texts (Huang), each author
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