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Ghosts of war in Vietnam

Author: Heonik Kwon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The wandering souls of the war dead play an important part in postwar Vietnamese historical narrative and imagination. This volume explores the intimate ritual ties with these unsettled identities which still survive in Vietnam today, as well as the actions of those who hope to liberate them.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kwon, Heonik, 1962-
Ghosts of war in Vietnam.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)166357541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heonik Kwon
ISBN: 9780511388217 0511388217 0511387229 9780511387227 9780511807596 0511807597 9780511380389 0511380380
OCLC Number: 227790972
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 222 pages).
Contents: Ghosts of war --
Mass excavation --
Missing in action --
The phantom leg --
Death in the street --
Transforming ghosts --
Money for ghosts.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Responsibility: Heonik Kwon.

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This book explores the collective memory of the Vietnam War through popular imaginings about ghosts of war.  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'The voices of Americans lost, dead, maimed physically or psychologically, fill the bookshelves. For the most part the voices of Vietnamese, living or dead, are unavailable. Read more...

 
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