Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture and Politics in the Diaspora
Book by Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde, University of California, Davis
Reviewed by Deborah Reed-Danahay, State University of New York at Buffalo
Deborah Reed-Danahay, a Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, reviews Transnationalizing Viet Nam: Community, Culture and Politics in the Diaspora. The book utilizes ethnographic research based in California and Vietnam to examine what the author calls “transnational acts” among members of the Vietnamese diaspora living in the US and Vietnamese nationals in Vietnam. The author provides examples of “positive cultural and informational flows” between the two nations and argues that anti-communist politics among Vietnamese-Americans create disruption and division in that flow.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12099.