Espiritu, Yen Le.

Body Counts : The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees - Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (265 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Body Counts; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Critical Refuge(e) Studies; 2. Militarized Refuge(es); 3. Refugee Camps and the Politics of Living; 4. The "Good Warriors" and the "Good Refugee"; 5. Refugee Remembering-and Remembrance; 6. Refugee Postmemories: The "Generation After"; 7. "The Endings That Are Not Over"; Notes; References; Index

Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es) 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 identities. Focusing on the politics of war memory and commemoration, this book retheorizes the connections among history, memory, and power and refashions the fields of American studies, Asian American studies, and refugee studies not around the narratives of American exceptionalism, immigration, and transnationalism but around the crucial issues of war, race, a

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Social conflict.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
War and society.

Electronic books.


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