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“Explore how Maxine Hong-Kingston examines the psychic effects of social abjection in The Woman Warrior. As you proceed, keep in mind Kristeva’s statement that “it is not lack of cleanliness or health that causes abjection, but what disturbs identity, system, order” (8) Also, the abject is not so much concerned with her “being” as with her “place”: “‘Where am I?’ instead of ‘Who am I?’” (Kristeva, 4)

psychoanalysis