Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Long T. Bui (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
New York University Press
Publish Date
November 06, 2018
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781479871957

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About the Author

Long T. Bui is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Reviews

"In an original and important interdisciplinary feat, Long T. Bui reads the & returns of warhistories of violence that do not stand still, but instead impose debt into the present and futureof the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia through the figure of the South Vietnamese refugee. Tracing the impact of Nixons & Vietnamization throughout the period, and its resonance in the histories that follow, Bui re-centers the war away from American foreign policies and onto the refugees who carry war with them, across oceans and generations. In doing so, Bui considers the absent presence of & South Vietnam as a lost country, a failed state, a haunted archive, and an enduring object of intense attachment, with which both the United States and this refugee have yet to reckon."--Mimi Thi Nguyen, author of The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt and Other Refugee Passages
"Erudite and edgy, it is just as certain to animate academic seminars on the legacy of wars, won or lost, for the kinds of nation-building ventures that the United States continues to pursue"--The Journal of American History