A rich space of criticism and document, Of Vietnam moves contemporary figurings of Vietnam out of the nostalgic enclaves of the past and the stagnant places of a mythological present into the rich potential of our historical epoch. This provocative book is the first to bring together works by photographers, established and unpublished writers, poets, and artists from Vietnam and its diasporas, and critical pieces by scholars of anthropology, art history, history, and literary and cultural studies. Focusing on issues of identity, displacement, language, sexuality, and class, their contributions challenge and encourage readers to experience the multiplicity of experiences that make up the fabric of identity.
Author: J. Winston Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 02/08/2002 Pages: 280 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.18lbs Size: 9.58h x 6.46w x 0.94d ISBN: 9780312238728
About the Author JANE BRADLEY WINSTON is Assistant Professor of French at Northwestern University. Her book, Postcolonial Duras is forthcoming.
LEAKTHINA CHAU-PECH OLLIER is Assistant Professor of French at Bowdoin College. She has written on women's autobiography and Asian women writers of the Diaspora.