Shame and recovery : mapping identity in an Asian women's shelter
"Shame and Recovery is a critical ethnography, using postcolonial and poststructuralist perspectives - in particular, of communication and cultural identity construction in a shelter for Asian women in Chicago. The cultural codes, values, and symbols of honor and shame illuminate the ways in which Asian women experiencing marital abuse and violence construct their identities. This ethnography also examines the process of recovery through the reconstruction of identity in the shelter. Shame and Recovery reflects on the politics and practices of religious faith as a paradoxical site of cultural control and transformation."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2002
Peter Lang, New York, ©2002
xi, 280 pages ; 23 cm.