In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates Volume 1

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University of California Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Jana K. Lipman is Associate Professor of History at Tulane University. She is author of Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution and the cotranslator of Ship of Fate: Memoir of a Vietnamese Repatriate.
"A major contribution to refugee history. In Camps offers a clearly written and carefully contextualized account of the encounters and interactions between the various elements in the international refugee regime: government authorities, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and refugees themselves. This book will also be of considerable value to teachers and researchers interested in contemporary human rights issues in relation to the treatment of refugees, as well as to anyone seeking a fresh perspective on the history of Southeast Asia." -- "Middle Ground Journal"
"Makes an essential contribution to understanding the politics of refugee status determination and protection during the Vietnamese refugee crisis between 1975 and 2005. I recommend it as a well-researched, engaging and informative read."-- "Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography"

"Spanning four host contexts from 1975 to 2005, Jana K. Lipman's book absorbingly uncovers how Vietnamese in camps, regional authorities, and diasporic activists shaped the politics of refugee status determination. Lipman charts the uneven transformation of Vietnamese from de facto refugees to asylum seekers and repatriates. . . . A key reference for students and scholars of Southeast Asia, forced displacement, and resettlement."

-- "Journal of Vietnamese Studies"
"Through microhistories that examine the inner politics of camps in Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, Lipman captures the vibrant--and at times conflicting--advocacy that occurred regarding the fate of millions of Vietnamese, and the domestic politics that intersected with their refugee claims."-- "Mekong Review"