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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


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


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


“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


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


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


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