Between Sacrifice and Desire: National Identity and the Governing of Femininity in Vietnam, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Between Sacrifice and Desire

National Identity and the Governing of Femininity in Vietnam, 1st Edition

By Ashley Pettus

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256 pages

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This title explores the role of women in the politics of national identity in Vietnam. Drawing on diverse primary resources--including state news media, government contests, tabloid journalism, and extensive interviews--the author examines the intimate connection between notions of Vietnamese femininity and the cultural quandaries of modernity in post-colonial Vietnam. The book covers the socialist and market reform periods (from the 1950s through the 1990s) and examines women's central place--as both symbols and disciplined subjects--in Vietnam's socialist modernization and ongoing capitalist transition.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002010
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies