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Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
.... moral and po liti cal benevolence for rescuing the stateless other, they also have the potential to unsettle the rescue and inclusion narrative and, in turn, expose the contradictory work of U.S. empire in debates about state recognition. The emergence of Hmong in a complex configuration as res- cued...
Published: 15 December 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391326-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9132-6
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...In Kao Kalia Yang s book The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, her grand mother is a source of knowledge who represents how stories about a life on the run are told. Grandma s split earlobe, for example, marks her flight and escape from a tiger in the jungle that prevented her from wearing...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...On June 4, 2007, U.S. federal agents arrested General Vang Pao, the for- mer U.S. ally extraordinaire during the secret war in Laos and all- around Hmong leader, on a warrant issued by U.S. federal courts. Federal agents also arrested nine other Hmong community leaders (a tenth defendant was...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...While conducting research at the University of Minnesota s Immigration His- tory and Research Center, I found a half- sheet document tucked into one Hmong family s file. It was between the resettlement application forms that were completed prior to resettlement and the cursory notes that tracked...
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By Ma Vang
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...introduction 1 The Refugee Studies Center (rsc) holds many reports and studies of refugee resettle- ment in the U.S. as a part of its ser vice to refugees. The resettlement files belong to the International Institute of Minnesota, an organ ization that helped resettle Hmong families in the 1980s...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...Geographic stories is a phrase from Katherine McKittrick.1 I conclude His- tory on the Run by continuing the discussion of the geographic implications of refugee storytelling that I began in the introduction. Both the Hmong refugee epistemology of history on the run and my own methodologies of...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
... anti- Communist Laotian nationalists as well as indirect aid to Hmong and other ethnic and Indigenous groups through the cia and usaid since 1955. Viewed in the historical context of a decolonizing Laos and U.S. Cold War policies, the secret redacted docu- ments are the blueprints of a U.S. Cold War...
Book Chapter

By Ma Vang
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
... . gov / cgi - bin / ampage ? collIdmharendt _ pub&fileName = 05 / 052290 / 052290page . db&recNum2&tempFile . / temp / ~ammem _ 4O3c&filecode = mharendt&prev _ filecodemharendt&itemnum2&ndocs2. Bailey, Eric. Hmong Want Leader Freed: Thousands Demonstrate against the Jailing of a General Who Aided the...
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By Ma Vang
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...Secrets have structured the narrative of the Hmong- U.S. relationship that was forged in Laos around military alliance during the 1961 75 secret war, and they have marked Hmong presence in the U.S. Although the size of the Hmong population in the U.S. is significantly less than the Viet nam ese...
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By Ma Vang
Published: 22 January 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
... American studies and critical Hmong studies. My journey would not have been pos si ble without Fiona I. B. Ngô who first introduced me to critical race theory and Southeast Asian American studies. She taught me the importance of research, that Hmong history and memory is a worthy research proj ect, and...
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By Ma Vang
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
...Abadie, Clarence Chuck, 80 81 Abu Ghraib scandal, 221n34 Abu- Lughod, Lila, 122 affirmative action citizenship, 110 11 Af ghan i stan, 128, 131 Afterland (Mai Der Vang), 182 87 Agamben, Giorgio, 20, 215n38, 217n69 Ahern, Thomas, Jr., 42 44, 204n64; on Hmong fighters, 83 84; Undercover Armies...
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By Farzaneh Hemmasi
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
.... Satrapi, Marjane. 2003. Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books. Schein, Louisa. 2012. Homeland Beauty: Transnational Longing and Hmong American Video. In Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia, edited by Purnima Mankekar and Louisa Schein, 203 231. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Schickel, Richard...
Published: 28 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013211-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9169-1
... welcome the coming rains. In my sketch (figure 8.5), rain appears at the upper right corner. Rain softens the hard- ened soil in the paddies, turning clay into mud. At the farm, knee-d­ eep and barefoot in mud, a Hmong farmer teaches me how to use a wooden plough hitched to a pink ­water buffalo. The mud...
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By Andrea Smith
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007036-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0703-6
...; Keener, 2004). For a simi- lar treatment of anti- Hmong repression being equated with anti- Christian re- pression in Vietnam, see Littleton, 1999. 5. See Abraham, 2004e, 2005c; Fischer, 1999; J. Newton, 2003b, 2004b; Religious News Service, 1999; M. Singh, 2000a, 2001a, 2001b, 2003, 2004b, D. E. Singh...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
..., later, Lao and Hmong peoples as refugees to be resettled in the U.S.5 Post- 1965 immigration dramatically altered the racial and ethnic diversity of the country.6 Meanwhile, the government supported educational reforms that en- dorsed multiculturalism and racial harmony. It was po liti cally expedient...
Published: 08 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007449-133
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0744-9
... much of his adult life, and he described his political trajectory over coffee. Drafted in late 1963, he became a conscientious objector and joined the International Volunteer Ser- vices (ivs), a precursor to the Peace Corps. With the ivs, he worked in Sam Tao, Laos, teaching English to Hmong nurses...
Published: 28 May 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-9169-1
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012351-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1235-1