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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


Assimilationists and the Postwar: Model Minority Politics in Little Saigon

Phuong Tran Nguyen

in Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the politics of respectability in Little Saigon during the 1980s, in which the Vietnamese American middle class and younger white conservatives shared a mutual interest in ... More


Fighting the Postwar in Little Saigon

Phuong Nguyen

in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824855765
eISBN:
9780824875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855765.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Studies of Vietnamese Americans have traditionally shared a linear assimilationist framework, whereby “good” refugees have successfully moved beyond the Vietnam War while “bad” refugees continue to ... More


Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Phuong Tran Nguyen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This pioneering social history of Little Saigon examines the institutionalization and preservation of a Southern California ethnic enclave and its people through the politics of rescue. It argues ... More


Dismembered Lives: The Fractured Body Politics of the “Little Saigon” Community

Long T. Bui

in Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479817061
eISBN:
9781479864065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817061.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter uses the twin concepts of dismemberment and rememberment to investigate the media discourse surrounding a controversial art exhibit held in 2009 in Orange County, California involving ... More


Introduction: A Nation of Refugees

Phuong Tran Nguyen

in Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The introduction lays out the main theoretical and narrative elements of the book. Because of its failure during the Vietnam War, the US has a vested interest in highlighting its more virtuous role ... More


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