Abstract

Discussing "orientalism" in Eight Cousins, this essay investigates how Rose's encounters with foreign objects and others condition Rose to understand herself as both exoticized and superior. Linking the transition from girlhood to womanhood to the movement from excluded immigrant to American citizen, Eight Cousins explores female citizenship as a negotiation between assimilation and defiance of convention.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3374
Print ISSN
0092-8208
Pages
pp. 49-71
Launched on MUSE
2008-05-30
Open Access
No
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