A collection of studies on the way the war is being remembered and commemorated … The diasporic theme is a welcome counterbalance to the US-centered canon that obscures the presence of the Vietnamese people in their own struggle for independence and all but elides them in studies of the postwar years ... Recommended.
It is a crucial and timely moment to revisit the meanings of the Vietnam War. This book is a hugely valuable reassessment of the war's legacies and cultural impact.
We're just now barely getting a grip on the myriad aftermaths of the Vietnam War. I enthusiastically urge anyone interested in wars or 'post-wars' to read this fine book--slowly.
This superb volume brings together a remarkable group of scholars whose attention to disaporic sensibilities, war memory, and contrapuntal narratives fundamentally remakes our understanding of the Vietnam War's cultural politics.
Looking Back on the Vietnam War is haunting in its unflinching critique and intervention to denaturalize warfare and disentangle its afterlife. It is most sublime in rupturing once conventional narratives.
Cultures of War in Graphic Novels
Violence, Trauma, and Memory
Edited by Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal Contributions by Tatiana Prorokova, Nimrod Tal, Iain A. MacInnes, Kenton Worcester, Emir Pasanovic, Harriet E.H. Earle, James Kelley, Joe Lockard, Christina M. Knopf, Peter C. Valenti, Silvia G. Kurlat Ares and Yasmine Nachabe Taan
Looking Back on the Vietnam War
Edited by Brenda M. Boyle and Jeehyun Lim Contributions by Brenda M. Boyle, Jeehyun Lim, Yen Le Espiritu, Quan Tue Tran, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lan Duong, Vinh Nguyen, Robert Mason, Leonie Jones, Heonik Kwon, Diane Niblack Fox and Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
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