Contesting Indochina : French remembrance between decolonization and Cold War,

Level C GD959.704 /524305 Available
Full title: Contesting Indochina : French remembrance between decolonization and Cold War, / M. Kathryn Edwards.
Main author: Edwards, M. Kathryn, 1979- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "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.
Language: English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2016
Classmark: GD959.704 /524305
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Series: From Indochina to Vietnam ; v. 8.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-295) and index.
ISBN: 9780520288614
9780520288607
0520288602
0520288610