publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Suspended futures : the Vietnamization of South Vietnamese history and memory

Bui, Long Thanh;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
In 1969, President Richard Nixon announced the "Vietnamization" of the Vietnam War, a handover of responsibility for winning the war from the U.S. to its allies, the South Vietnamese. Vietnamization articulated the challenges of achieving political freedom and historical agency for South Vietnamese people. Conceptualizing this term in the early 21st century, I seek to address the ways the war (and its subjects) is called into the present to speak about the representability and addressability of the South Vietnamese now. My chapters examine different figurations of South Vietnamese as subjects of modern discourse in the U.S., Vietnam and the diaspora showing how ...
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free text keywords: UCSD Dissertations, Academic Ethnic studies. (Discipline), Psychological aspects Vietnam War 1961-1975 History Influence, Social aspects Vietnam War 1961-1975 History Influence, Psychology Vietnamese, Defeat (Psychology), Vietnamese Americans Psychology, Motion pictures and the war Psychological aspects Vietnam War 1961-1975, Psychological aspects Vietnam War Art and the war 1961-1975
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