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Bomb children : life in the former battlefields of Laos / Leah Zani.

By: Zani, Leah, 1986- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1478005262; 9781478005261.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Laos | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American | Laos -- History -- 1975- | Unexploded ordnance -- Social aspects -- Laos | Cluster bombs -- Laos | Land mine victims -- Laos | Ethnology -- Laos | Laos -- Rural conditions -- Poetry | Cluster bombs | Ethnology | Land mine victims | Military campaigns | Military operations, Aerial -- American | Rural conditions | Laos | Kulturanthropologie | Nachkriegszeit | Geheimkrieg | Luftkrieg | Kriegsschauplatz | Kriegsfolge | Streumunition | Lebensgefahr | Bergbewohner | Lebensbedingungen | Laos | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | Vietnam War (1961-1975) | Since 1961Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. | Poetry. | Poetry.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bomb children.DDC classification: 959.704/31 LOC classification: DS557.8.L3 | Z36 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
The dragon and the river -- Ghost mine -- Blast radius.
Action note: digitized 2019. committed to preserveSummary: Leah Zani considers how the people and landscape of Laos have been shaped and haunted by the physical remains of unexploded ordnance from the CIA's Secret War.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The dragon and the river -- Ghost mine -- Blast radius.

Leah Zani considers how the people and landscape of Laos have been shaped and haunted by the physical remains of unexploded ordnance from the CIA's Secret War.

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Zani (Univ. of California, Irvine) examines the lives of those living in Laos in the aftermath of war during the 20th century, looking specifically at the enduring legacy of aerial bombardment. She doesn't follow the established methodology for ethnography, however, arguing that doing so would expose her interlocutors to government suspicion and police harassment. Instead, she has written of her personal interactions with specific individuals and her understanding of the sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and sociocultural transformation in modern Laos. She aims to demonstrate that understanding the perception of place and people in postwar zones can be expanded as its own concentration of cultural studies. Zani uses parallelism inherent in poetry and hauntology as a method of understanding the developments of politics, economy, and culture in a nation built on military waste to argue that while Laos's development was unique, investigating the impact of the CIA's Secret War, embedded within the Vietnam War, contributes to understanding what Naomi Klein and Vicanne Adams call the entanglement of disaster and economic development. Unfortunately, what could have been a fascinating analysis of a four-year field study resulted in a memoir missing any depth of analysis or interpretation. Summing Up: Not recommended. --Kate Lynass, University of Maryland University College

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Leah Zani is a Junior Fellow in the Social Science Research Network at the University of California, Irvine.

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