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Four Decades On : Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War

By: Laderman, Scott.
Contributor(s): Martini, Edwin A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (345 p.).ISBN: 9780822378822.Subject(s): United States -- History -- 1969- | Vietnam -- History -- 1975- | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- VietnamGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Four Decades On : Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina WarDDC classification: 959.704/4 | 959.7044 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: National Amnesia, Transnational Memory, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War - Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martini; 1. Legacies Foretold: Excavating the Roots of Postwar Viet Nam - Ngo Vinh Long; 2. Viet Nam and "Vietnam" in American History and Memory - Walter L. Hixson; 3. "The Mainspring in This Country Has Been Broken": America's Battered Sense of Self and the Emergence of the Vietnam Syndrome - Alexander Bloom; 4. Cold War in a Vietnamese Community - Heonik Kwon
5. The Ambivalence of Reconciliation in Contemporary Vietnamese Memoryscapes - Christina Schwenkel6. Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature - Viet Thanh Nguyen; 7. Việt Nam's Growing Pains: Postsocialist Cinema Development and Transnational Politics - Mariam B. Lam; 8. A Fishy Affair: Vietnamese Seafood and the Confrontation with U.S. Neoliberalism - Scott Laderman; 9. Agent Orange: Coming to Terms with a Transnational Legacy - Diane Niblack Fox; 10. Refuge to Refuse: Seeking Balance in the Vietnamese Environmental Imagination - Charles Waugh
11. Missing in Action in the Twenty-First Century - H. Bruce FranklinBibliography; About the Contributors; Index
Summary: Historians, anthropologists, and literary critics examine the legacies of the Second Indochina War, or what most Americans call the Vietnam War, nearly forty years after the United States finally left Vietnam.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: National Amnesia, Transnational Memory, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War - Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martini; 1. Legacies Foretold: Excavating the Roots of Postwar Viet Nam - Ngo Vinh Long; 2. Viet Nam and "Vietnam" in American History and Memory - Walter L. Hixson; 3. "The Mainspring in This Country Has Been Broken": America's Battered Sense of Self and the Emergence of the Vietnam Syndrome - Alexander Bloom; 4. Cold War in a Vietnamese Community - Heonik Kwon

5. The Ambivalence of Reconciliation in Contemporary Vietnamese Memoryscapes - Christina Schwenkel6. Remembering War, Dreaming Peace: On Cosmopolitanism, Compassion, and Literature - Viet Thanh Nguyen; 7. Việt Nam's Growing Pains: Postsocialist Cinema Development and Transnational Politics - Mariam B. Lam; 8. A Fishy Affair: Vietnamese Seafood and the Confrontation with U.S. Neoliberalism - Scott Laderman; 9. Agent Orange: Coming to Terms with a Transnational Legacy - Diane Niblack Fox; 10. Refuge to Refuse: Seeking Balance in the Vietnamese Environmental Imagination - Charles Waugh

11. Missing in Action in the Twenty-First Century - H. Bruce FranklinBibliography; About the Contributors; Index

Historians, anthropologists, and literary critics examine the legacies of the Second Indochina War, or what most Americans call the Vietnam War, nearly forty years after the United States finally left Vietnam.

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CHOICE Review

Visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, are deeply touched by the site and its stark beauty. On its official website, the National Park Service claims that the memorial is "a wall that heals." In many ways, those sentiments reflect the emotions found in this new anthology. The editors rely upon a remarkable band of scholars to render the lasting memory of the conflict not only in the US but, more importantly, in Vietnam. Vietnam remains etched in American memories; however, few readers realize the long-term trauma inflicted on the Vietnamese. The consequences of Agent Orange use on US veterans are well documented, but the Vietnamese peasantry still struggles with the effects, and few readers are aware of the horrors inflicted by the use of defoliants. The participating authors take readers on a journey long overdue: from the "Catfish Wars" to debunking the myth of American MIAs. Libraries seeking materials involving the history of memory will not go wrong by adding this excellent book to their collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. C. C. Lovett Emporia State University

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<p>Scott Laderman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is the author of Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory , also published by Duke University Press.</p> <p>Edwin A. Martini is Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of History at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty and Invisible Enemies: The American War on Vietnam, 1975-2000 .</p>

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