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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


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


Consuming Vietnamese America One Bite at a Time: Stealing Buddha’s Dinner and Inside Out & Back Again

Lan Dong

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Using Donna Gabaccia’s theory on the intersection between ethnic food and ethnic American identity as a point of entry, this chapter examines how Bich Minh Nguyen’s Stealing Buddha’s Dinner and ... 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


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


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


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


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