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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


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


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


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


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