Contesting Indochina : French remembrance between decolonization and Cold War,
Contesting Indochina : French remembrance between decolonization and Cold War, / M. Kathryn Edwards.
|Main author:||Edwards, M. Kathryn, 1979- (Author)|
"How does a nation come to terms with losing a war--especially an overseas war the purpose of which is fervently contested? In the ensuing years, how does such a nation construct and reconstruct its identity and values? For the French in Indochina, the stunning defeat at Dien Bien Phu ushered in the violent process of decolonization and a fraught reckoning with a colonial past. Contesting Indochina is the first in-depth study of the competing and intertwined narratives of the Indochina War. It analyzes the layers of French remembrance, focusing on state-sponsored commemoration, veterans' associations, special-interest groups, intellectuals, films, and heated public disputes. These narratives make up the ideological battleground for contesting the legacies of colonialism, decolonization, the Cold War, and France's changing global status"--Provided by publisher.
Oakland, California :
University of California Press,
From Indochina to Vietnam ;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-295) and index.