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Unformatted text preview: citizen’ Maladjustment as economic/’feeling’ subject Irony as history: “the conflict between capitalism and communism wouldn’t mean much either if the earth were attacked by aliens from Venus” Exilic, diasporic, immigrant: different subjectives • irony of fixity of Vietnamese past Monkey Bridge • represents a challenging passing • in actuality is a small bridge which is hard to cross 1. Representations of the Vietnam War; representing circulation of discourse of Vietnam on the individual, national and public psyche 2. individual and family tragedy/trauma: violence, murder, madness, suicide 3. mother-daughter relationship 4. refugee condition/trauma 5. assimilation/’Americanization’ 6. critique of the imagined nation...
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- Spring '07
- Vietnam War, Nguyen Ba Trac, ‘The White Horse