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The Unimagined Community: Imperialism and Culture in South Vietnam

Duy Lap Nguyen

Abstract

The unimagined community proposes a re-examination of the Vietnam War from a perspective that has been largely excluded from historical accounts of the conflict, that of the South Vietnamese. Challenging the conventional view that the war was a struggle between the Vietnamese people and US imperialism, the study presents a wide-ranging investigation of South Vietnamese culture, from political philosophy and psychological warfare to popular culture and film. Beginning with a genealogy of the concept of a Vietnamese “culture,” as the latter emerged during the colonial period, the book concludes ... More

Keywords: South Vietnam, Vietnam War, Imperialism, Popular culture, Critical theory, Nationalism, Marxism, Mass media, Cold war, Political theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526143969
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526143976

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duy Lap Nguyen, author
University of Houston