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Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter examines how the figure of the victim is important in the cultural representations of American wars in Asia, particularly Viet Nam. The Vietnam War has, of course, been that most ... More


The Vietnamese in America

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the People's Liberation Armed Forces (PLAF) and National Liberation Front (NLF) fighters tightened their ring around Saigon in April 1975, tens of thousands of Vietnamese who had worked for the ... More


From the Gulf to the Courts: Vietnamese Americans and Human Rights in Texas

Stephanie Hinnershitz

in A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633695
eISBN:
9781469633718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633695.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The wreckage of the Vietnam War and new American polices geared toward resettling refugees brought thousands of Vietnamese to the United States. Although many Vietnamese settled on the West Coast and ... More


Natives of a Ghost Country: The Vietnamese in Houston and Their Construction of a Postwar Community

Roy Vu

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter identifies the significant factors impacting the emergence and establishment of the refugee Vietnamese American community in Houston, Texas. Vietnamese Houstonians have responded and ... More


Vietnamese by Other Means: The Overlapping Diasporas of Little Saigon

Nhi T. Lieu

in The American Dream in Vietnamese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter documents the historical and social development of Southern California’s Little Saigon, with particular emphasis on its emergence as the cultural, political, and economic center of the ... More


“Like We Lost Our Citizenship”: Vietnamese Americans, African Americans, and Hurricane Katrina

Marguerite Nguyen

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter examines representations of Vietnamese Americans before and after Hurricane Katrina. The recuperation of American political and military might in the 1980s marked a transition ... More


The American Dream in Vietnamese

Nhi T. Lieu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using research on popular culture of the Vietnamese diaspora, this book explores how people displaced by war reconstruct cultural identity in the aftermath of migration. Embracing American democratic ... More


Consuming Transcendent Media: Videos, Variety Shows, and the New Middle Class

Nhi T. Lieu

in The American Dream in Vietnamese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the cultural and representational work of niche media and videotexts produced by and for the Vietnamese diaspora in the United States. As the VCR revolutionized home ... More


Assimilation and Ambivalence: Legacies of U.S. Military Intervention

Nhi T. Lieu

in The American Dream in Vietnamese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the discourses that surround the figure of the Vietnamese refugee in America. It traces the history of U.S. military intervention and economic sponsorship of South Vietnam, ... More


Pageantry and Nostalgia: Beauty Contests and the Gendered Homeland

Nhi T. Lieu

in The American Dream in Vietnamese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the complex ways in which the Vietnamese diaspora in the United States construct cultural identities and imagine their lost nation through beauty pageants. In response to ... More


A Village Rebuilds

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

At New Orleans’ eastern edge, Vietnamese refugees settled and built a community in the Village de L’Est neighborhood. This chapter explains how this tight- knit community rebuilt after Katrina with ... More


The War-Surplus of Our New Imperialism: Vietnam, Masculinist Hypervisibility, and the Politics of (Af)filiation

Jodi Kim

in Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter claims that Vietnamese American cultural productions critically disconnect the Vietnam War’s masculinist hypervisibility from America’s renowned imaginary, imperial memory, and Cold War ... More


Conclusion Transnational Flows Between the Diaspora and the Homeland

Nhi T. Lieu

in The American Dream in Vietnamese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665693
eISBN:
9781452946436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter reflects on the future of the Vietnamese diaspora in the United States as it relates to the homeland in the aftermath of normalized trade relations and amid the instability of ... More


“I Would Pay Homage, Not Go All ‘Bling’”: Vietnamese American Youth Reflect on Family and Religious Life

Linda Ho Peché

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how home shrines play a significant role in the religious and spiritual practice of both Catholic and Buddhist second-generation Vietnamese Americans. They are shown to be ... More


Refugee Postmemories: The “Generation After”

Yến Lê Espiritu

in Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277700
eISBN:
9780520959002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277700.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter analyzes the experiences of the post-1975 generation: the young Vietnamese who were born in Vietnam or in the United States after the official end of the Vietnam War. It investigates how ... More


Afterword

Helen Heran Jun

in Race for Citizenship: Black Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742976
eISBN:
9780814743324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742976.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter examines how black and Vietnamese American displacement was figured after Hurricane Katrina. Within four months of the storm, more than three hundred newspaper articles ... More


Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)

Yen Le Espiritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277700
eISBN:
9780520959002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277700.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book examines how the Vietnam War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re)production of American and Vietnamese American ... More


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