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MidtermStudyGuide - Country of Memory Articles a The Past Without the Pain The manufacture of Nostalgia in Vietnams Tourism Industry by Laurel

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Country of Memory Articles: a) “The Past Without the Pain: The manufacture of Nostalgia in Vietnam’s Tourism Industry” by Laurel Kennedy and Mary Rose Williams MAIN FOCUS: How Vietnam’s tourism industry paints the nation as a colonial world, one that notes the war locations, but never the suffering, one that allows shooting of AK47s as a commemorative tourist attraction, but does not note the thousands that died at the hands of artillery fire. Key points: *Vietnam is rebuilding itself as a colonial paradise *It tells its new story through *sites being developed for use by tourists *travel literature- informs tourists’ expectations and experience of visiting Vietnam *Because of the trade embargos and low income of the state, tourism was chosen to be a money maker, and thus the country needed to change its image Important Quotes: “Evoking the days before the troubles began, the narrative creates a memory in the imagination of a Vietnam wherein there was not hostile resistance to external control, and where today there is neither conflict nor animosity toward former enemies.” p.136 b) “ ‘The Fatherland Remembers your Sacrifice’: Commemorating War Dead in North Vietnam” by Shaun Malarney, p.46 MAIN FOCUS: To explore the ritual responses to war death that emerged during the American war. Key points: Focus on martyrs Tie to intense amount of Communist involvement in funeral rites, memorials, and such to gain support for the political movement in the war. Communist leaders thought of fighting as a “sacred activity” Changed commemorative practices to worship the state, the fatherland, the party, and the revolution Importance of sacrifice c) “Faces of Remembrance and Forgetting” by Hue-Tam Ho Tai, p.167-195 MAIN FOCUS: Women were the ones that were experiencing through suffering, and enduring
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course ARLT 100g taught by Professor 02:00-03:20pm during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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MidtermStudyGuide - Country of Memory Articles a The Past Without the Pain The manufacture of Nostalgia in Vietnams Tourism Industry by Laurel

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