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The Resource Return to Vietnam : an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys, Mia Martin Hobbs, University of Melbourne

Return to Vietnam : an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys, Mia Martin Hobbs, University of Melbourne

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Return to Vietnam : an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys
Title
Return to Vietnam
Title remainder
an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys
Statement of responsibility
Mia Martin Hobbs, University of Melbourne
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1981 and 2016, thousands of American and Australian Vietnam War veterans returned to Viẹt̂ Nam. This comparative, transnational oral history offers the first historical study of these return journeys. It shows how veterans returned in search of resolution, or peace, manifesting in shifting nostalgic visions of 'Vietnam.' Different national war narratives shaped their returns: Australians followed the 'Anzac' pilgrimage tradition, whereas for Americans the return was an anti-war act. Veterans met former enemies, visited battlefields, mourned friends, found new relationships, and addressed enduring legacies of war. Many found their memories of war eased by witnessing Viẹt̂ Nam at peace. Yet this peacetime reality also challenged veterans' wartime connection to Vietnamese spaces. The place they were nostalgic for was Vietnam, a space in war memory, not Viẹt̂ Nam, the country. Veterans drew from wartime narratives to negotiate this displacement, performing nostalgic practices to reclaim their sense of belonging
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobbs, Mia Martin
Dewey number
305.82/40597
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.73.A8
LC item number
H63 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans
  • Vietnam
Label
Return to Vietnam : an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys, Mia Martin Hobbs, University of Melbourne
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Oct 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Return -- Reconciliation, 1981-1994 -- Normalization, 1995-2005 -- Commemoration, 2006-2016 -- Part II: Viẹt̂ Nam -- Relics and Remnants -- Meeting the Enemy -- Remembering the American War in Viẹt̂ Nam -- Part III: Legacies -- Revisiting Vietnam -- Veteran Legacies in Viẹt̂ Nam
Control code
CR9781108972987
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108972987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Return to Vietnam : an oral history of American and Australian veterans' journeys, Mia Martin Hobbs, University of Melbourne
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 04 Oct 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Return -- Reconciliation, 1981-1994 -- Normalization, 1995-2005 -- Commemoration, 2006-2016 -- Part II: Viẹt̂ Nam -- Relics and Remnants -- Meeting the Enemy -- Remembering the American War in Viẹt̂ Nam -- Part III: Legacies -- Revisiting Vietnam -- Veteran Legacies in Viẹt̂ Nam
Control code
CR9781108972987
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108972987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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