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positions (2013) 21 (3): 497–546.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to the global economy — all of which converged in the making of Saigon, the colonial metropolis. In the city, new forms of individual consciousness arose as a result, and with them, new practices of collective socialization. Fraternal and other voluntary associations would develop and lead to the emergence...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 987–1018.
Published: 01 November 2013
... unspectacularly undertaken in sites that are ethnically and temporally local. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Listening as a Labor of Love: Commerce, Community, and Little Saigon Radio Minh-­Ha T. Pham On Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this is what...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
... institutions and individuals in Ho Chi Minh City, more commonly known as Saigon, deploy different modes of law and regulation to accommodate a diverse array of foreign capital producing the city. I offer two modes of governance: opacity and transparency. The first mode, opacity, affords government agencies...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of “the cyclo” (as one would say in Vietnamese or in French) pedaling on his rickshaw in the ow and noise of traf c in harsh sunlight on a long, straight avenue in Saigon. The camera alternates between medium close- ups of his face and mid- shots...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 411–439.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Trung emperor in Hanoi, fought the Nguyên˜ dynasty (1802–1945), led by Nguyên˜ Ánh (r. 1781–1820, from 1802–20 as the Gia Long emperor) from Saigon. Because they were worried about the continuity or even the survival...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 August 2013
... — mình, tôi.” Tran notes as well the existence of the “social footing” where a modernist language crisis had unfolded. Shifting to consider the city map, Philippe Peycam’s essay “From the Social to the Political: 1920s Colonial Saigon...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 161–187.
Published: 01 February 2013
... with the ongoing conversations about transnational Asian American studies by working through the issue of Asian-US relations. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Politics of Return: Homecoming Stories of the Vietnamese Diaspora Chih-ming­ Wang The fall of Saigon...
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positions (2004) 12 (2): 401–429.
Published: 01 May 2004
... bringing into existence a Little Saigon with- out residential concentration and (practically) without Vietnamese subjects. The magazine also imagines a “cute-ified” (real) Saigon, directing readers to upmarket restaurants and shops that cater...
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positions (2013) 21 (4): 763–767.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as a Labor of Love: Commerce, Community, and Little Saigon Radio,” returns readers once again to the question of intimacy in the act of radio listening. Noting cultural theory that has established that “intimacy builds worlds,” to use...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 February 2018
... it’s full of Mer- cedes! And not just the Mercedes which has a price big enough to make your eyes explode. . . . Saigon is the capital of making and throwing money away and yet no one has even dared to try the Mercedes...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 73–90.
Published: 01 February 1994
... is the Broadway play Miss Saigon, a play which attracted a lot of controversy because of its Oriental- ized adaptation of M. Butterj?y and because of the production’s unfair hir- ing practices. Protests by Asian groups were evident during...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the Saigon- led regime signaled its military defeat. By monetary policy in the United States shifted from an emphasis on full employment to reducing in ation. A new set of knowledge prac- tices emerged that located agency not in political actors...
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positions (2007) 15 (3): 457–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
... that figures prominently in Kaik’s work from the mid- and late-1960s, most importantly in his 1968 novel Into a Black Sun. The episode, in which he witnesses a Saigon public execution, unfolds in the text as an anguished examination of vision’s...
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positions (2013) 21 (3): 761–762.
Published: 01 August 2013
... for Khmer Studies, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Dr. Peycam is the author of The Birth of Modern Political Journalism, Saigon, 1916 – 30 (2012). Ben Tran is an assistant professor of Asian Studies and English at Vanderbilt University. He...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., for example, famously served both the US- backed Saigon regime, for which he designed the Presi- dential Palace, as well as later communist regimes following reuni cation, at which point the Presidential Palace was renamed Reuni cation Palace...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 209–216.
Published: 01 February 2024
... images of luxury and rubble in his study of Vietnam's urban redevelopment. Saigon's march to global modernity is undeniably built on the shattered dreams of the poor and disenfranchised. Based on her research among waste traders in Hanoi, Minh Nguyen ( 2019 ) shows that Vietnamese middle-class...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 633–644.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Saigon . Oakland : University of California Press . Harvey David . 1989 . The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell . Hoang Kimberly Kay . 2014 . “Flirting with Capital: Negotiating Perceptions of Pan-Asian...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 669–670.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Minh City. His recent book, Saigon’s Edge documents the material and symbolic relations between inner- city and outer- city districts in Ho Chi Minh City. Nina Hien is a visiting scholar in the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program...
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positions (2008) 16 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 February 2008
...). An-My Lê was born in Saigon in 1960 and came to the United States as a political refugee in 1975. In 1993 she completed an MFA in photography at Yale University. Her work is in the collections of major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 95–110.
Published: 01 February 2012
... for the New Figure 2 Come Back to Saigon! (Destination for the New Millenium series), 2004. Color photograph, 90 x 120 cm. MilleniumCourtesy of series), the artist 2004. and Color PPOW, photograph, New York 90 x 120 cm. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW, New York Figure 3 Erasure, 2011...