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Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War$
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Jodi Kim

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816655915

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001

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The War-Surplus of Our New Imperialism

The War-Surplus of Our New Imperialism

Vietnam, Masculinist Hypervisibility, and the Politics of (Af)filiation

Chapter:
(p.193) 5 The War-Surplus of Our New Imperialism
Source:
Ends of Empire
Author(s):

Jodi Kim

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0006

This chapter claims that Vietnamese American cultural productions critically disconnect the Vietnam War’s masculinist hypervisibility from America’s renowned imaginary, imperial memory, and Cold War epistemology. It analyzes the PBS documentary Daughter from Danang, Aimee Phan’s short story collection We Should Never Meet, and Trinh T. Minh-ha’s experimental film Surname Viet Given Name Nam in an attempt to present the complex ways in which these cultural structures differentiate Vietnam from America’s Vietnam. Furthermore, it places the analysis of these Vietnamese American cultural productions side by side with a discourse of the imperialist and gendered racial logics assessing the cultural ground of America’s Vietnam.

Keywords:   Vietnam, Vietnamese American cultural productions, Vietnam War, masculinist hypervisibility, Daughter from Danang, We Should Never Meet, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, America’s Vietnam

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