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Author Lieu, Nhi T.

Title The American dream in Vietnamese / Nhi T. Lieu
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2011]


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Description xxv, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Assimilation and ambivalence : legacies of U.S. military intervention -- Vietnamese by other means : the overlapping diasporas of Little Saigon -- Pageantry and nostalgia : beauty contests and the gendered homeland -- Consuming transcendent media : videos, variety shows, and the new middle class
Summary In her research on popular culture of the Vietnamese diaspora, Nhi T. Lieu explores how people displaced by war reconstruct cultural identity in the aftermath of migration. Embracing American democratic ideals and consumer capitalism prior to arriving in the United States, postwar Vietnamese refugees endeavored to assimilate and live the American Dream. In "The American Dream in Vietnamese," she claims that nowhere are these fantasies played out more vividly than in the Vietnamese American entertainment industry. Lieu examines how live music variety shows and videos, beauty pageants
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Popular culture -- United States.
Popular culture -- Vietnam.
Vietnamese Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Vietnamese Americans -- Ethnic identity.
LC no. 2010032641
ISBN 0816665699 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0816665702 (paperback: acid-free paper)
9780816665693 (hbk. : acidfree paper)
9780816665709 (paperback: acidfree paper)