publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Unpredictable Agency: An Analysis of Youth and Educational Practices in Times of Political and Economic Precarity in Contemporary Đà Nẵng City, Việt Nam

Duong, Phuoc M;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation investigates how educational agency performed by young adults in Việt Nam is utilized to build and sustain the socialist nation-building project. Drawing on a framework of governmentality, I analyze the rationale of governance and agency through Việt Nam’s experiment with differing political economies to contribute to anthropological debates on how the shift from collective action for the greater common good to liberal individualism by young adults, sustain or compromise the socialist nation-building project. I collected data for this research from the National Archive #3 in Hà Nội, narratives from people living through Việt Nam’s experiment wi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cultural anthropology, Education, Ethnography, Governmentality, Political economy, Socialism, Vietnam
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