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The gift of freedom : war, debt, and other refugee passages

Author: Mimi Thi Nguyen
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
Series: Next wave.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mimi Thi Nguyen examines the self-interested claims of the United States to provide freedom to others, even as it does so by generating violence and displacement through overpowering warfare.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mimi Thi Nguyen
ISBN: 9780822352228 0822352222 9780822352396 0822352397
OCLC Number: 768798940
Description: xvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the gifts of freedom --
The refugee condition --
Grace, the gift of the girl in the photograph --
Race wars, patriot acts --
Epilogue : refugee returns.
Series Title: Next wave.
Responsibility: Mimi Thi Nguyen.

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"Nguyen offers a refreshing perspective on cultural formations rarely researched in area studies, and The Gift of Freedom is a major contribution to Vietnamese and Vietnamese diasporic studies. As Read more...

 
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