Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The American Dream in Vietnamese$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nhi T. Lieu

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665693

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Conclusion Transnational Flows Between the Diaspora and the Homeland

Conclusion Transnational Flows Between the Diaspora and the Homeland

Chapter:
(p.115) Conclusion Transnational Flows Between the Diaspora and the Homeland
Source:
The American Dream in Vietnamese
Author(s):

Nhi T. Lieu

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665693.003.0005

This concluding chapter reflects on the future of the Vietnamese diaspora in the United States as it relates to the homeland in the aftermath of normalized trade relations and amid the instability of global capitalism. It examines the formation of diasporic publics through the category of “audience” and how niche media reception by the Vietnamese diaspora is challenged by cultural production from the homeland. Drawing on participation-observation, personal interviews, and an online survey, the chapter considers how audiences make meaning of diasporic cultural productions and the complex ways in which these media forms are received, interpreted, and consumed. It argues that the popular culture of the Vietnamese diaspora has become so hegemonic that it carries meanings imbued with a politics of belonging. It shows how knowledge of popular culture positions a Vietnamese subject as an “insider” even if he or she does not have access to language. Finally, it investigates the extent to which Vietnamese Americans use new digital technologies as a tool of communication to respond to cultural performances as well as their experiences of reception.

Keywords:   diasporic publics, Vietnamese diaspora, media reception, cultural production, media, popular culture, politics of belonging, Vietnamese Americans, digital technologies

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.