Theory Explained

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By Catherine Wang

What is Ethnic Literary Studies?

Ethnic literary study examines race and ethnicity. This theory focuses on the historical realities of ethnic experiences. Ethnic literary studies theory strives to create a literary universality and move away from the white normative (Ryan 199).

Ethnic studies focuses on specific experiences people have had throughout history in specific places. This theory studies culture (Ryan 202).

Key Questions:

What does this film tell us about black/white people?

What does this film tell us about ethnicity?

Racial Cross-Dressing

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