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Explorations in Ethnic Studies
This is a generally competent and perceptive analysis of the stated topic by a writer who is certainly a feminist and evidently an Armenian American woman herself. The basic theme of the paper, to quote the writer, is that "nowhere in Armenian American writing do we find a detailed and sustained reflection of a three-dimensional Armenian woman," and that on the whole this is due to "the unleavened state of [Armenian American] literature in general." She reaches these conclusions through examination of recent Armenian American writing, most of it by men -- to whom, not incidentally, she primarily attributes the unbalanced treatment of Armenian women. Certainly it is clear from her citations that Armenian American women have been assigned a traditional, subordinate, and compliant role.
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