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Chapter 5 Writing about Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the concerns of scholars working with African American, ethnic, and postcolonial theories.
  2. Apply various cultural theories to works of literature.
  3. Review works of poetry and fiction that explore issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity.
  4. Learn how to respectfully disagree with other scholars within an academic argument.
  5. Draft and revise a critique of a work of literature based on racial, ethnic, or cultural issues within the work.