Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam

Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar of the University of Washington reviews Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam by Ivan Small. In this book, Small considers the impact of international remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora. In Vietnam, these remittances are quantitatively significant and contribute important economic inputs. Yet beyond capital transfer, these diasporic remittance economies offer insight into an unfolding transformation of Vietnamese society through the extension of imaginations and ontological possibilities that accompany them. Currencies of Imagination examines the complex role of remittances as money and as gifts that flow across, and mediate between, transnational kinship networks dispersed by exile and migration.

Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918319872493.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Ivan Small
Review by Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Summer 2020
Pages 631-632
DOI 10.1177/0197918319872493
Volume 54
Issue Number 2

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