Between Sacrifice and Desire by Ashley Pettus
National Identity and the Governing of Femininity in Vietnam (East Asia Series)

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This title explores the role of women in the politics of national identity in Vietnam. Drawing on diverse primary resources--including state news media, government contests, tabloid journalism, and extensive interviews--the author examines the intimate connection between notions of Vietnamese femininity and the cultural quandaries of modernity in post-colonial Vietnam. The book covers the socialist and market reform periods (from the 1950s through the 1990s) and examines women's central place--as both symbols and disciplined subjects--in Vietnam's socialist modernization and ongoing capitalist transition.

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Published March 1, 2004 by Routledge. 255 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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