Performing Remembering: Women's Memories of War in Vietnam

TitlePerforming Remembering: Women's Memories of War in Vietnam
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsEisner, Rivka Syd
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
CityNew York, NY
Abstract

This book explores the performances and politics of memory among a group of women war veterans in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Through ethnographic, oral history-based research, it connects the veterans’ wartime histories, memory politics, performance practices, recollections of imprisonment and torture, and social activism with broader questions of how to understand and attend to continuing transgenerational violence and trauma. With an extensive introduction and subsequent chapters devoted to in-depth analysis of four women’s remarkable life stories, the book explores the performance and performativity of culture; ethnographic oral history practice; personal, collective, and (trans)cultural memory; and the politics of postwar trauma, witnessing, and redress. [WorldCat]

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