Mary Paik Lee’s memoir Quiet Odyssey recounts her experiences as one of the first Korean immigrants in the U.S. Drawing from course readings and lectures, and selecting 3-4 significant scenes from the memoir to analyze, make a compelling and critical argument that addresses the relationships among labor, community, and identity within the early Korean immigrant community in the following 2 questions:
How did those conditions shape the different kinds of racialized and gendered familial and communal formations that emerged?
How were some (or all) of those formations shaped by the phenomenon of homeland politics practiced by the early Korean immigrant community?
Be sure to make your analysis of 3-4 scenes from the novel the focus of your blog post.
I do NOT want to see a summary of the memoir or anything resembling a book report.
Please read the book” Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America” before writing.
Please do the in text citation with page numbers from the book “Quiet Odyssey”.