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This journal article deals with the idea of heritage as seen from several perspectives. Although Cowart provides readers with the feeling that Dee is wrong by thinking that her mother and sister are unable to acknowledge the importance of her past, he also supports this character by highlighting conditions in the U.S. during the period and how African-Americans were vulnerable to gaining an incomplete understanding of their past.
Harris, Dean A., "MULTICULTURALISM FROM THE MARGINS: NON-DOMINANT VO," (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995)
Harris' book provides important information concerning African-Americans during the 1960s and 1970s. By focusing on how the Black Power movement was devoted to raising public awareness concerning the importance of cultural values Harris makes it possible for readers to learn more about how African-Americans understood their background. His text supports Walker's thinking by emphasizing how many individuals fail to comprehend the exact attitudes they needed to employ in order to experience best results while trying to connect with their background.
Lewis, Natalie, "The Concept of Heritage in Alice Walker's Everyday Use," (GRIN Verlag, 17.07.2002)
Lewis concentrates on how Dee fails to understand the bigger picture concerning her family and her cultural values. In her struggle to discover her personal identity this character ended up falling victim to a wave that spread across much of the African-American community at the time.
Whitsitt, Sam, "In Spite of It All: A Reading of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," African-American Review, Vol. 34, No. 3
Whitsitt's article provides readers with the ability to understand Walker's short story better and it introduces methods to focus on particular aspects of the text without ignoring its general purpose.
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