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By Yen Le Espiritu

Body Counts: The Vietnam warfare and Militarized Refuge(es) examines how the Vietnam warfare has persisted to function a degree for the shoring up of yankee imperialist experience and for the (re)production of yankee and Vietnamese American identities. concentrating on the politics of conflict reminiscence and commemoration, this booklet retheorizes the connections between historical past, reminiscence, and gear and refashions the fields of yankee reviews, Asian American reports, and refugee reports no longer round the narratives of yankee exceptionalism, immigration, and transnationalism yet round the the most important problems with warfare, race, and violence—and the historical past and thoughts which are cast within the aftermath of conflict. while, the booklet strikes decisively clear of the "damage-centered" strategy that pathologizes loss and trauma by way of detailing how first- and second-generation Vietnamese have created replacement stories and epistemologies that problem the proven public narratives of the Vietnam conflict and Vietnamese humans. Explicitly interdisciplinary, Body Counts strikes among the arts and social sciences, drawing on ancient, ethnographic, cultural, and digital proof so one can light up the areas the place Vietnamese refugees have controlled to conjure up social, public, and collective remembering.

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